The houndstooth check was too busy. The colors were too dark. It didn't look right. I got two complaints. So I took everything away (again) and put very little back. Some of my favorite blogs have this template; the plain white with a fancy header. I'll grant you, my header isn't too fancy, but it is unique; that's my own messy scrawl up there. Who'd have thought that the brilliant writer behind this blog could have such unpromising penmanship?
Hope you like the new look!