No, I haven't dropped off the face of the earth. I've been doing a lot of fall cleaning around the house. Whoopee.
Our friend Billy was finally able to get the doors for the bathroom cabinets painted for us. DH was able to get three of them installed. The fourth door has glass panels in it and we thought we'd be able to get clips to hold them in the frame from Lowe's or Home Depot. No such luck; we had to order them online and they aren't here yet. Here are the doors he installed "before" and "after."
I got my new stitching lamp yesterday and am very pleased with it. It has several new features that are way better than the ones on the old lamp. All of the lamp joints are keyless - you don't have to turn a wingnut to adjust the angle; you just move it to the desired position and it stays! The lens has a plastic cover instead of a cloth one. Other than that, it's still the same great high quality Daylight magnification lamp I love.
I've made progress on "Liberty Lane." If you are familiar with this pattern, you might notice that the colors don't match the pattern. That's because I'm stitching it with colors a friend used when she stitched it. I like her version a lot better. When I get it finished, I'll post RitaD's conversions.
On Friday, I'm off to west Texas for a stitching retreat, and boy! am I ever looking forward to it! Somebody else will cook and clean for me for the whole weekend, and I get to sit and stitch ALL WEEKEND LONG!