Wednesday, January 16, 2008

No sleep = no good for doni!

For some unknown reason I woke up at 3:20 am. I didn't even remember there was a 3:20 am! I'm strictly an 8 hours a night person so you should be glad you weren't around me this afternoon! C*R*A*N*K*Y! And I had a big argument with the Publisher program on my work computer. Work crap ...blah blah blah.

Once it was obvious that I wasn't going back to sleep I did straighten up my sewing room a little. Good Grief! I have 4 'paper boxes' - you know the kind that comes with 10 reams of paper in it - anyway, I have filled FOUR of them with scraps. Not ALL my scraps - just my favorites! :> I had Bonnie Hunter's system going earlier this year. All my squares were in plastic shoe boxes and strips in under-the-bed-type storage. Then I had to sort family photos and those shoe boxes were a good size to use. The squares never made it back into those shoe boxes. Then I threw all the strips into one box when I taught the string pieced Christmas stockings ... I think they're expanding; I may need an intervention! Yes indeedy "Scrap Happens!"

Next Tuesday I'm having knee surgery. I'm hoping to get my mojo back faster than last year and my first knee! But I probably won't be blogging too much for the first month. [I don't want to whine excessively!] I'm hoping to start sewing string blocks the first week I'm back home ... but then again - I'm hoping to lose 20 lbs by morning too! :> I'll probably be lurking around the web and dreaming up so many ideas for more quilts on my to-do list. My favorite thing to do while recovering last January was to look thru my friends' quilt magazines! I had just about enough brain power to flip thru magazines ... but not enough to be able to keep track of the story in a fiction book. I'll let you know!


floribunda said...

I'd always rather lie in bed and pretend I'm going to go back to sleep instead of getting up in the middle of the night! Have you thought about books-on-tape to listen to while you're recovering from surgery? Your library might have some... there's everything from serious to fluff!

Sweet P said...

I've had a few episodes myself of waking up at 3 or 4 am and not getting back to sleep for an hour or two. For me it turned out to be a side effect of peri-menopause. UGH!

Send me your snail mail address and I will send you something to keep you occupied while you're recuperating.