I have also had a request. One of the women can no longer cross stitch and needs a ghost stitcher. Unfortunately, she cannot afford to hire one. She is willing to barter. Let me know if you are interested, and I can hook you up.
We also had a return visit from one of the high school girls who sometimes stitches with the old ladies. I've seen her walking around town when I walk the dog. Today the old ladies especially delighted in how much she was talking--I guess she used to be quieter. She's a junior now; their baby's all grown up. Today she was writing a Buddhist prayer on her jeans with fabric paint. It looked amazingly cool. But once she left we had to delve into the question of her Buddhism. Sometimes old people can be remarkably close-minded.
I got back to work on the threadkeep. I'm almost ready for the pulled double backstitch that is the beginning of the end.
Here's a seemingly random question: sympathy notes. We haven't written the ones we should have written (since May). Is it too late? Do we apologize for being slackers? At least two of the three notes go to people I'm not that close to, fwiw.
*that's two words on purpose; I'm growing increasingly annoyed at the English speaking world's inability to distinguish "every day" from "everyday."