Recently, the tragic and unexpected death of a close friend of Mel’s from Atlanta has left a huge hole in not only our circle of friends, but in all of the widespread and various circles of people that she touched (and believe me, it was a lot of people). Mel traveled quickly to attend services over the weekend. To say it’s shaken us upside down in many ways would be an understatement.
Right now, I’ve dropped everything to work on a couple of very special projects (I probably won’t be sharing them here, I’m sorry). This doesn’t mean that I won’t still be leading the charge for Knit for Victory, or knitting my Victory beret and discussing it here—it just means that’s it’s going to happen a little slower or more intermittently than I planned. I’ve dropped work on a design I was hoping to release before Christmas, I’ve dropped work on my beret, I’ve dropped work on my Wartime Farm pullover. Priorities can change. Frankly, a lot of priorities have suddenly changed. And sometimes, things have to get pre-empted because of that. This is one of those times.
This season it’s not about the deals you got during frenzied holiday sales, it’s not about having the latest and the greatest, or any of that. It’s about friends, and family, and love. Being grateful for what you have, and the people that make your world go round. Don’t forget what’s important in life. Tell everyone you love that they hold a special place in your heart and your life. And that includes you; I’m very grateful to have this blog and the friends I’ve made through it.
Please excuse me if I’m periodically a little more absent than normal for awhile in online realms… I’m busy showing people how much they mean to me!