I haven't vanished off the face of the earth, although sometimes I feel like it. Being chair of a university department has taken more time than previously when I was faculty only. I have been working on the inch mat and have about 400 squares left to hook. I am bored out of my mind with it, but maybe I needed that this year with my mind so occupied with work.
The biggest rug hooking news is that Satu made it into the 2015 Celebration of Hand Hooked Rugs. So watch for him when that issue comes out in August.
Also I am going to be teaching my Wool Snapshots Workshop at Sauder Village in August, and then in September the Witch Workshop in San Antonio for ATHA Biennial. This means that I can't dye in canning jars anymore. So I got serious. This winter when our shower needed repair, I had a sink installed in my garage. A couple of months ago, I bought 8 turkey roasters so that I can dye yards at a time. I need to start dyeing very soon to get everything done in time, but at least things are set up and ready to go.
I also decided that my packaging needed a facelift, literally. So I have a new logo now, which I really like.