I haven't actually fallen off the face of the earth. Really. I have just been enjoying a girl's weekend with my sister and eldest daughter. I did bring my hand piecing with me, but I haven't gotten much done because we have been having fun girl time.
So this is just a quick update. Since I am posting this from my iPad, I can't get very fancy or add pictures anyway, so maybe it's just as well I haven't accomplished much.
I'll be back soon with more Bear's Paw news and pictures. (I will say that there are a lot of little pieces in a 9 inch Bear's Paw block!!!)