Well, I bit the bullet and ordered the silks for the Shores of Hawk Run Hollow. I prices them at work and even with my employee discount, it still cost me almost $35.00 more than using Vicki Clayton's premium silks. So I decided to indulge myself and am really pleased with them. They are really lovely. I also got the fabric from Lakeside Linens. I did not get what the pattern called for. I just can't work on 40CT even with magnification. I'm not even sure I can work on 32CT but that's what I got. 32Ct Sand Dune. It's a vintage shade and it is offered as an alternative to the Autumn Gold (which I believe is what is called for). The Autumn Gold is also more expensive because it has to be dyed twice. But I'm happy with my choices. I'm anxious to get started on this. I found my large lap frame and I'm pretty sure I have a scroll frame that's big enough. If not, I'll have to order one. I use K's Creations frames and I was really sadden to read that she had passed away on the 5th. She was a delightful lady and one who will be missed. She held her company together and was the driving force behind it. I've heard that her family hopes to keep things going but I'm sure they will need to time mourn.
I think I need to go hug my family. Life is very fragile. We need to embrace our family and friends and let them know how much we love them. The day will come when they aren't around for us to tell them.