Thursday, May 27, 2010

See You in September...

Handmade by Mother will be on summer hiatus for the months of June, July and August 2010. It’s not because I need a vacation from blogging (okay, maybe I do), but due to all the travelling I’ll be doing this summer. In fact, some of the more exotic, isolated locales I’ll be visiting won’t have access to the interwebs.

You guessed it – I’m going to Northern Ontario! I’ll bet you a shiny nickel that you’re totally jealous. After all, I’m going to be abducted by aliens on the Canadian Shield, and then gaze with wonder at wild animals in their natural habitat.

I promise I’ll be back, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, on September 7th, with more tacky vintage patterns and tasteless modern snark. I know I’m taking a terrible risk of losing all of you to a summer love, but I’ve got a top-secret game plan to ensure that I’ll see you when the summer’s through...

For the complete top secret game plan:


Be there or be square!


  1. A well deserved rest indeed! Your output on this blog amazes me. I often don't comment because I like to just selfishly float away with your words and pictures playing in my head rather than get all caught up in trying to leave some of my own.

    I'm off to Central Ontario - not nearly as exotic as the "Northern" variety you'll enjoy!

    'Until Poodlefest!

  2. I hope you have a good, relaxing break. But I'll really miss your posts!

  3. Hello again--Have a great vacation!

    Come September, I'll be anxiously awaiting POODLEFEST.

    (jealous in Vancouver)

  4. Enjoy a well deserved vacation,and don't fear losing any of us during your absence. You will find us faithfully waiting for your return,(and maybe)preparing some new DIYs to greet you. Hind

  5. I'll miss your blog updates! Hurry back! Enjoy your summer.

  6. Enjoy your summer vacation and I'll be looking forward to your return in the fall. :)

  7. Squee! Hind, DIYs? Honest? Yay!

    And I hope other people are contemplating DIYs too. I know I'll be working on some of my own over the summer. (Once I finish making mates for my backlog of single socks, anyway...)

    Thank you everyone for your kind words! I'll be thinking of you when I'm working on September's posts.

  8. I just discovered your blog and can't stop laughing! as a crocheter myself, I'll be honoured if you let me follow you!

    Have a great vacation!

  9. Your blog has to be the most hilarious I have EVER read.... I crochet alot, my mom thinks I'm addicted, but I Can't stop....she taught me when I was five yrs old, and I haven't stopped since....I LOVE your blog and i wait every week on tenterhooks..ahem..i mean "crochet hooks" for your next post. Thank you so much for brightening my days with your snark and mocking!