News on the Home Front

September and October have been unbelievably busy. For those of you who know me, you know that my older daughter got married on September 25. What a great day! Not only did her partner wear a kilt, which was lovely, but it is one that my daughter made. She had attended Kilt Camp several years ago, and had been helping me when I was overwhelmed with work, so she knows what she’s doing. She made a gorgeous Isle of Skye kilt that looked outstanding. The whole day went well–the venues were beautiful, the food was good, the contra dancing was really fun, and everyone had a good time. It’s tiring though, and I feel like I am feeling the after-effects now. All I want to do when I get home is to relax with a nice cup of coffee and work on MY stuff. In typical fashion, I have several projects going at once, which allows me to choose what to work on at any one time. There’s a sweater, a quilt, and a needlepoint to choose from. I also have a length of Gretna Green Ancient tartan waiting for me. I am going to make a box-pleated kilt out of that.

However, customers come first. I have to lay out the Smith Ancient tonight, then I have a Campbell Ancient, and the Dress Green Drummond of Perth. Must sew. . . must sew. . . I will let you know how they are coming.