and Jane Atkinson:
I know that at times I have not provided you with the best of home environments. I have been neglectful. Leaving you laying around at the mercy of the cats or Polly the nightmare hellhound. I am so very sorry. Please forgive me for being so careless.
I have yet to find a "Dear Melissa" note from either one of you so I hope you are just playing some cruel game of hide and seek. It's really time now for you to come out, come out from where ever you are. You see I'm ready to gather up your supplies, my fingers want to put in those cherished first stitches, and now I can't find you.
Dearest Jane--I'm going to stitch you in silk. Don't you want to come out and play now? Silk. I'm giving in to the call of the silk threads just for you Jane. Come on now, just peak a little corner out from whatever pile you are hiding under. It'll feel really good. I promise. You know you want to.
Beatrix, you have been missing for quite some time now. I know you are around here somewhere. Somewhere close. I can feel you watching me, I know you're wondering if I'm ever going to move what ever it is you're hiding under and find you. Don't you think this has gone on long enough? I had no idea you could be so cruel. All those cute bunnies and geese, oh how misleading they are to your core audience. You are heartless Beatrix.
Fun and game time is over. It's time to get down to some serious stitching. Now you ladies need to suck up your pride, assure yourselves that I have learned my lesson and will treat you better in the future, and come out from your hiding places. Olly, Olly, Oxen Free!