Sorry for my week-long disappearance from blogland. As I'm trying to post regularly now, I feel like I owe my little circle of pattern-loving readers an explanation. Last Friday, my husband and I awoke to find our dog having seizures and took her to the emergency clinic. To make a long story short, she's no longer with us. While she had been sick, we hadn't expected the end to come so soon or in such an ugly manner.
It's been a tough week. I'm used to having that sweet furry lump lying on the couch next to me as I write, and sitting down to do my job -- much less blog -- has been hard. It was only three and a half years ago that we brought her home from the L.A. East Valley Shelter, a scared thing who had to be coaxed into the house...but soon enough she appointed herself Queen of All Couches, appropriating the softest spot in every room for herself. She was with us for far too short a time.
I'll be back after Thanksgiving. WIshing all of you a lovely holiday!