Thursday, January 14, 2010

busy day in PA

You may not believe this, but it is only 6AM, and I’ve been awake for 2 hours already! I think this is a sign of aging – or it could have been that the paper carrier was just extra noisy this morning. Just as well that I’m up, tho, cause I have a busy day ahead of me and need to get moving.

I’ve been reminded that there hasn’t been a post on my blog yet and its now TWO WEEKS into the NEW YEAR – so here’s what’s up: I had a lovely post that I thought I had saved, but it is nowhere to be found…. Lost in cyberspace somewhere, pics and all.

First – the Studio part of the sorting adventure took a ton more effort than the yarn sorting, and it’s still not done! There is floor space showing, and the furniture is in place, but the sorting out uncovered yet another 8 boxes of fabric that I had completely forgotten about! How could that possibly happen?

Also uncovered – a LOT of ‘almost finished’ UFO’s – very tempting to just drop everything and finish a few of those, but I’m doing my best to restrain myself. I did have to put the sorting on hold while meeting a couple of deadlines, one of which is this coming Monday!

Other stuff: an almost finished knit scarf, a pincushion, a jar of buttons and a bunch of small gift bags!

AND – I’ve been putting a LOT of my energy into shoveling snow – it snowed here for 11 of the first 12 days of this year – enough already! It’s amazing how long it takes to recover from just an hour of shoveling snow…

Today is supposed to be pleasant, so I’m going out to spend some time with friends and do a couple of errands.

I know a lot of us leave our purses in the shopping cart while we are reading labels, reaching for frozen dinners, etc. - but this habit is an open invitation to purse snatchers, so when you are shopping, consider taking just your wallet and keys in your pocket – or maybe wearing one of those mini-messenger bags with just the necessities. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

And finally - please leave a comment to let me know you are reading this… don’t be a stranger! Let’s be friends. I’ve made friends in Australia, Belgium, and Cyprus just this month!


  1. not much to say, Thea, since I sat next to you at quilting today and said it all in person, but I did tell you that I'd visited your blog and noted you hadn't posted recently. So, now that you posted - I'd better comment ;-)
    glad you're blogging again.

  2. thanks Cheryl, nice to know the "comments" are working for you!

  3. Hi Thea....

    This is my first time on your blog--I didn't know it existed. Im glad I found it.

    Nice progress you're making in the house-- :)

    And I'm enjoying your blog entries... please continue

    (your daughter in law) Jackie

  4. Thea: I LOVE snow and wish I was back in PA. The postcards are so adorable. I have all the stuff to make them but life got in my way. You make me feel so lazy because my stash is just in piles. I really have to organize mine.
    Beth in Salem

  5. Ah, that precious, beautiful floor space! Keep showing off as you red up. I'm sure keen to see the progress.

    your DD

  6. thanks for the encouragement!
    good to know you care DD & DIL - Beth, our snow is melted, we have nasty cold rain today - I think I'd rather have snow in January than rain, cause rain freezes - UGH!