Catching up

Tax returns are filed at last, thank goodness. I've got some catching up to do now. For starters, a big thank you to Alex of She had a giveaway on her blog and look what she sent me: I believe this is the same yarn she made her beautiful scarf with( I'm hoping that that Matryoshka doll fabric might be just the inspiration that I need to get around to finally picking up a paintbrush and finishing off this set for K's room (I found the set in the background ages ago at a thrift store). Ever since I bought them I have been seeing Matryoshka dolls everywhere. Meanwhile mine have gathered dust while I procrastinated... Secondly, a long, long time ago, I was tagged by a couple of bloggers. The 'you make my day' award from the blog Quality Time ( was very much appreciated. I now have to pass on the award to 10 others.
Then I was tagged by Jennifer of The rules for that one are: Post 7 weird or random facts about yourself on your blog and tag 7 people and link to them. Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged. Ok, here goes:

1. I am commitment shy. I'm currently dithering over which school to choose for my son.
2. I have long fingers (looks like I could do with cutting my nails, too).3. Yet I am short - just 5'4"
4. I can't take the heat. I passed out a lot as a child, especially in church services
5. That's probably why I am a winter person. I love, love snow.
I live in Southern California...
6. I met my Californian husband in Germany.
7. I do all the DIY in our house.

The following people can consider themselves tagged for either both or just one. They've all been nice enough to leave comments on this blog and really make my day, so hopefully this returns the favour. There were more that I was planning to add on to the list, but I'm really rubbish at keeping track of all the blogs going on, especially after a few weeks away from the PC. I'm setting up a blog roll (finally!), though, so hopefully next time I'll be a little more organised.


  1. thanks for the tag - I will respond... can't wait to check out some of the other bloggers you have tagged as well!

  2. Me too, catching up... I see you already have started the scarf, it looks perfect! As I mailed to you, crocheting this stitch will get quicker eventually, you might be finishing the scarf some time before college will start!