Nirmal, I'm glad your move went so well that you are stitching already! You're a better woman than I am.

Tamara, welcome back home - you (and your Magic Potion) have been missed!! I'll love watching it grow once again.

Debbie, I looked up blackwork and like Lucette, I had no idea what it was originally used for. Your course sounds fascinating, and it will be very interesting to see your progress and your thoughts on the process.

Yes Lucette, the first snow of the season is always pretty, but we get so much of it that it seems never-ending. We get storms that come up the Eastern Seaboard and others that come in from the Great Lakes. Sometimes we get a double-whammy - one of each. I'm ready for spring already!