Have you ever had a friend, once close, but who you somehow drifted away from? You keep telling yourself that you should reconnect with her, then put it off for months or maybe even years. Finally, you are determined to catch up, but there was some turning point when so much had changed that you don’t even know where to begin. That’s how I’ve been feeling about the blog. So many things have happened in my life since my last post that I don’t even know where to start.

As you may have guessed, Esther and I are all settled into the new neighborhood. We live blocks away from Greenlake, a small lake in the middle of Seattle. This summer I’ve been walking and running. And if you follow me on Twitter, then you’ve probably heard that I’ve even gotten back on a bike to commute to work. (Since my accident a few years ago, I have been far too paranoid to ride a bike comfortably.)

Working at the fabric store has been a dream. Every day, I get paid to do what I love. It doesn’t get much better than that. I’ve also been teaching, as documented by one of my fabulous students, Camille. Teaching is something that I have always loved, whether the subject was math or knitting or quilting. When a student finally grasps a concept that was once beyond their reach, you can actually watch as a light goes off in their head – like in the cartoons. Those moments never cease to amaze me. I’m looking forward to meeting my next crop of students.

So, my dear internet, I’m sorry to have neglected you, but I have more posts to come (some even written already!). And I have been busy updating the look of the blog, so perhaps you’ll forgive me for my little summer vacation.


*Just kidding, obviously.

** See, K, I promised I’d post by the end of the week! With hours to spare, even! 🙂