Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Still Here

Holy smokes!  Has it really been over a month since my last post?

It would be great if my absence were due to a mad rush of tatting on a big project.  Sadly, that is not the case. I have been working on freelance writing/editing projects for the Alaska Neurology Center.

Actually my first project was marketing related (something I have NO previous experience in) -- I drafted up a logo design concept for their Sleep Disorder and Treatment Center. They wanted something unique and I suppose turning to a non-Marketing type is one way to do it!

Here is an early prototype of the design concept I submitted.  It changed a bit in subsequent revisions so I don't feel like I am revealing secrets by showing you.

Since that project wrapped up, I have been writing about a new MRI scanner (the GE Discovery MR750w 3.0T, if anyone is interested).  Preparing copy for their website and brochures. Today I hope to receive the next topic -- perhaps the services they provide for Multiple Sclerosis patients.

All in all interesting work.  And it is work I am glad to have. Especially since the contract was supposed to expire on September 30 and they have asked me continue on into October.

I miss you all, but will be back once the freelance work is ended. I AM reading all the tatting blogs and have been greatly enjoying all your posts. Keep 'em coming.  Big hugs to everyone!

An American Box Turtle paid a visit this morning. My two hounds went crazy!

Yesterday I spotted my first Woolly Bear Caterpillar of 2013.  He was just a little guy, only about half as long as I usually see such "worms."

Do Woolly Bear Caterpillars Forecast Winter Weather?   (Source: almanac.com)
According to legend, the wider that middle brown section is (i.e., the more brown segments there are), the milder the coming winter will be. Conversely, a narrow brown band is said to predict a harsh winter.


Crazy Mom! said...

Work is good! Money is necessary!

No apologies needed!

Fox said...

Yes, it is. And I miss your tatting!

Thanks for the visit. : ))

IsDihara said...

Crazy Mom, your comment reminds me of a (strangely apropos) song lyric:

"God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy..."

[Country Western Song by Bill Currington]


Madtatter80 said...

It's okay to take a break and looks like your not stopping with your creativity!

Margarets designer cards said...

Glad to hear you are earning, nice to have a little extra coming in. Sounds very interesting work and I love your design for sleep.

Nice to see you blogging and hope to see you again soon, in the meantime keep up the good work and long may it last for you.

Marla said...

Work is good and necessary.... Hope you get all you need!

I saw a woolly the other day that was all black with NO BROWN at all! Seems a little scary!

Anke said...

In Europe the woolly bear caterpillars are all black!
BTW, I once made a pattern for a woolly bear caterpillar:
It's in my Bookworm Collection in Jane Eborall's Guest Designer Section. She was sooo kind to publish it there...