Joel left for Taiwan this morning. He’s speaking at a conference on a paper he wrote last year… that’s all I could get out of him – using heavy interrogation techniques. It’s funny, I keep imagining that he’s going to come home any minute. This is the first time he’s been away from me – I have gone from him (visiting my Dad) but not the other way around.

I did some chores this morning and then went to see my sister Lucy and baby Niall. We had lunch together and then I came home and worked a bit on my Monsterbubbles Ornament and made a finish on part two of the Strawberry Shaker Box.

I had a difficult time with the satin stitch hearts but I think they look ok… I ended up leaving the back stitch around these off, it never looked right.