I have received many, many messages and emails asking if I'm okay so please excuse the expediency of posting here instead of answering you all individually. I am fine! Everything is okay, I'm working on several projects for Italian embroiderers which I will be able to tell you about relatively soon. They are taking up all of my free time at the moment and when I say all of my free time, I mean all of it! After I get home from work, I sit at my computer until it's time for bed. I eat at the computer. Seriously.
I have neglected my blog, my emails, my Facebook messages. I know it, I feel badly about it. I'm sorry!
Many of you have asked for help with research or information about things and I will get around to answering you all but if you're in a hurry, I'm sorry that I can't be there for you during this period of time.
I will be back! The things I'm working on will be interesting to you.
Thank you so much everyone for your concern! I love hearing from you so please don't stop writing, whenever I get a second, I race through the messages even if I can't take the time to respond. It's often when I first wake up at 3:30 am! I lay in bed waking up with my iPad and read my messages. I do.
I'm incredibly happy to see that so many of you are curious and enthusiastic about Italian needlework, it makes all the work I've done and am currently doing worth every minute it takes to do it.
Check out this series of three videos on YouTube on Burano needlelace in the meantime! Video One, Video Two, Video Three.
The instruction DVD videos (I believe there are three on this technique) can be purchased directly from Il Giardino dei Punti. The videos are pricey but they look like they are worth it, they are on my list of things to investigate (which is pages long!) Remember to ask the DVD format they are made in before you buy! Different countries use different formats for viewing using DVD players with your TV.