I think Typepad is back up and hopefully there will not be more problems with the commenting function. They were hacked a week ago and so my blog has not been accessible during the last week at various times. And often if the pages loaded comments were either not appearing or not functioning--so sorry about this, but I think (knock on wood) things are back to normal.
I have been making steady progress on my Prairie Sampler "Where There Are Bees" project. I'm very pleased with how it is turning out, and I am finding this a pleasure to stitch. I spend about half an hour a day or so and it seems to be working up very quickly.
I'll be gone most of next week as I have a work conference in Texas. Although I am taking some stitching along on the plane (I have layovers both going and coming), I think I will leave my bee sampler at home. I have visions of something happening to it, which of course would be really awful. Instead I will take a couple smaller projects--as yet to be determined. I have a number of partially stitched projects that are in need of attention.
I'll let you know what I decide to take (before and after pictures perhaps?). Until then, have a happy weekend everyone.