She wasn't away long and now sits quite happily as we come and go through the back door. She's quite photogenic, isn't she? My husband has fixed an old shaving mirror to the fence just outside the door and positioned it so that we can see if she is in residence before we go out.
I have nothing new on the creative front to show you, but I haven't been idle and have had a good clearout and thrown away loads of old coursework notes and tidied my workroom, again! I really must NOT buy any more beads, yarn or books! My son and his wife keep a nice tidy minimalist home and he has made himself a rule to get rid of one book, DVD or whatever, before he buys another. He doesn't get that from his mother!! The trouble is, I am waiting for Isobel Hall's new book to be published - it's due out in April I think but can't remember the title. I already have her 'Embroidered Books' and 'Bags with Paper and Stitch' - both of which are excellent and very inspiring. Sadly for me, less is not more!