Hello, dear hearts!

Oh my, it's been awhile, hasn't it? I hope you are well and happy.

I have read over and over that blogging is dead, thanks to Twitter and Instagram and all the other quicky social media sites. I'm as guilty as the next guy in this respect. It's so easy to tweet or post a quick update. Blogging takes more effort and time and thought...My little blog may seem to be on its last gasp, but I'm here today to bring it back to life!

So many months have passed, and life is happening all around us. I wouldn't know where to begin if I were to write all the news in my life. Besides, I don't think you want to know everything. *wink*

From a creative viewpoint, I can give you an update on what I've been up to and why I haven't posted many new Fringe pieces. I took time off from knitting, crocheting, and fiber arts to pursue a new skill. Ron and I have been taking silversmith classes for the past year (since April 2015). It's been challenging, a bit nerve-wracking (for me, not Ron), wonderful, exciting (I'm working with torches!), and it's driving me slightly crazy because I have so many ideas and silversmithing is a slower and different process.

Don't get me wrong, I still love knitting and crocheting and all things related to Fringe. I have so many delicious yarns and bits of yesteryear to incorporate into new pieces...Le sigh! Today, I began listing new pieces in the shop, starting with Antler Necklace No. 6, in honor of spring.

So, I'm on this new journey of discovering metal and stone, a whole new world of designs swirling around in my brain, and my beloved Ron to share ideas with. At the same time, my first true love, Fringe, is shaking out her mane and languorously stretching her muscles, beckoning me. What does it mean? I guess it means I will be very busy (ha!) and happy (definitely). I cannot wait for what lies ahead and to share it with you.

If you're still checking in here and interested in what I'm doing, thank you.

Thank you for being you.

Much love,

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