Ladies of the forum, I know I’m not all that regular here at Gatherings, but I’d like to let everyone know that my beloved husband returned safely from Iraq a few weeks ago. There are no words to tell you how wonderful it is to have him home. The slightly sewing related part is that since he is home this year, we get to go to the St Barbara’s event. She is the patron saint of the field artillery, and her day is 6 Dec. The branch color for FA is red. I am up to my eyeballs in Vogue 2481 in garnet red silk taffeta, and I am going look like a million bucks on the arm of the love of my life.