Does the dude abide?

I'm home after a trip to the UK, where I took part in Upfest, and explored London, which was such wonderful. Travelling alone can open up some interesting feelings and I found myself realising that I have been very self involved and not totally present with the people I like, and not listening to myself and what I want to be sewing, so I FINALLY got around to doing something that has been on my mind, THE DUDE. I feel like he would approve.