It's November 1, my dears, and that means it's time to reveal this year's Panopticon Shop holiday design.
I've put her on an ornament and cards, as usual; and also on a journal, baby shirt, and a few other goodies to see how that flies.
No pun intended.
She will be available through February 1, 2008.
I'm tickled to gay little bits at the response to the last two posts on vintage and antique needlework. If Sue gives permission, I'll approach PieceWork about an article on the embroidered World War I postcards. PieceWork is one of my few must-read magazines and I'd love to contribute something to it–thank you for the encouragement.
Today is all about final preparations for the trip to California. I would be lying to you if I said I weren't nervous. Californians: I am a small, jumpy man unfamiliar with your exotic ways and customs. Please be gentle.
Dolores is not helping much, as she has apparently been bugging Cindi, my guild contact in Sacramento, with a stream of questions about local nightlife and the whereabouts of "special interest" bars in the vicinity of our hotel. I wish to reassure members of the Guild that the viewpoints of Ms. Van Hoofen are her own, and do not necessarily reflect those of us at The Panopticon who have never visited a "latex and wool" fetish night and hope we never will.