Like others, I'm seeing that this site may shut down. I hope not. It has been a great place where we have developed friendships for many years.
The smoke from the fires has dissipated from here, at least for now. We still have a fire burning close by, but it should not affect us here at the Ranch unless lots of heat and major winds come back for a few days.
I should be moving to an apartment here on the Ranch the end of October. It is brand new, except for the outer walls. I've been helping with it as much as my time and body allow. It is going to be amazing. I feel so very blessed to be able to be the first caretaker of it.
I've been packing and cleaning my house. It takes a while when it is all done by one person. I've been purging things I no longer have room for, nor truly need. I imagine more will go once I get moved in and determine what I'll really use and what I can live without.
No sewing of any kind for a while now, but I hope that the "bug" strikes again after I'm settled.
I hope you are all doing well. Thank you for your great support and friendship over the years. You are all very dear and very special to me.