hello there

this last month, or two even, i’ve been posting so much less than i’ve meant to.. it’s been super busy. i’ve been wondering about personal vs. crafty posting yet again. computer issues. camera issues. and now the list of things i have to catch up on posting-wise is getting a tad too scary-long. so, i figure i just gotta sit down, stop worrying & just write. and to make it even easier, bullet points – or, as i prefer, tildes ;) :

tired but thrilled

i have way more notes, pictures, and even a video or two to share from the fabulous judith mackenzie mccuin workshop – i can’t recommend more highly her workshops. i’ll definitely be on the lookout for more, it’s just amazing how much info that woman can pack in a one-day session, much less three.

happy may day

this day has become one of my favorite holidays of the whole year. today’s celebration didn’t consist of a maypole or walking in the streets, but instead a welcoming-summer outing for a couple of hours – just me, mamacat, trouble, and the whole big backyard. they were thrilled – tails twitching and lots of bounding and sniffing all over the place.

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wow! had to add: i just saw a pair of enormous birds in the backyard! i can’t tell if they’re hawks or eagles, but they’re BIG and just gorgeous. i’d been hearing them for a while but didn’t think anything beyond, “huh, those are some noisy birds” and then one landed on the deck..! i ran for the camera but they had retreated to the woods already. one keeps calling out distressed-sounding yells, but they both seem to be flying fine and not hurt. i wish i knew more about what kind of birds they are – i wish i could help! but maybe they’re just happy it’s spring and yelling out about that. ! so very exciting, as you can tell by the exclamation marks. love the birds!