Well! I did not intend to be absent from the blog-o-sphere for so long. Time flies whether you are having fun or not. I am part of a couple of round robin art swaps that provide deadlines, but at least one is supposed to be a secret so I can't post photos. That type of work is not helpful for blogging.
In other news, I spent quite a while making a wedding canopy for our daughter's upcoming wedding. It turned out less ethereal than I had hoped. At times I have been afraid that it was going to take a turn into a Halloween-ish "dark and scary night" hanging over their heads. So far the reviews have been kind and if the ceremony is held outside as the bride hopes there will not be enough light for much of a critique. Its big, though. Too big to easily photograph: