Sunday, January 29, 2012

I'm not dead, but I am a Popsicle.


Me in all my cold weather gear!

This is my first post from my new home in Massachusetts! The last 4 weeks have been exilerating, stressful, fun, intense, tiring, thrilling, and like 27 other emotions founds on the farthest reaches of a spectrum.

I have changed my entire life by picking up and moving 2,000 miles away to a place where I had never been, to a place where I didn't know anyone, to a place that is drastically different from where I have always lived.  So sorry about things being a bit quiet around here while I have been getting settled and attempting to adjust.

Oh and I want to apologize for those of you that just read the blog for crafty things because while I have pulled out all my sewing stuff and set most of it up its not done and I haven't sewn a stitch on my machine! Although I am making some good progress on hexie paper piecing. Oh and all these photos have been taken on my iphone since my SLR is still in Texas and my point and shoot camera is still packed away somewhere that I have yet to find.

I am lucky enough to have one friend up here but she lives about 40 minutes from me so I wont get to see her to often. But my first weekend here she took me shopping to get all my winter gear and took me up to Lake Winnipasauke so that I could see snow for the first time!

Lake Winnipasauke

We stayed at her parent's cabin right off the lake. It backed up the woods and was surrounded by other cute homes. It was gorgeous and peaceful and I totally got at that moment why people would live in all that snow!

I loved getting to see snow and I had so much freaking fun playing around in it! Then the very next weekend it snowed where I am living! It snowed from about 9am to 5pm and I enjoyed every second of it. My house and the surrounding houses looked so adorable and lovely covered in that snow but my car had no idea what the hell was happening! LOL! Oh and here the mail stops for no one or nothing! I was amazed.

Cleo was a bit freaked by the snow too! She sat in the window almost all day, her little head constantly moving, very jerky, as her eyes shifted from one falling snow flake to another. In her fascination she was would get to close to window pane, touch her nose, realize how FREEZING it was, freak out, jump off her window perch, and run about 10 feet away from the window. Then within about 5 minutes she was back at the window watching the flakes!

I also took a quick little video from one of my windows of the snow falling! So peaceful and pretty!

So y'all I hope that has given y'all a bit of insight into my crazy, fun new world! I will have of my recent adventures to share with you all soon!

I just want to thank all of you for being patient with my silence (and now craft related scilence) as I have adjusted to my new surroundings. But my first project up is finishing quilting a quilt I was working on before I left Houston, and am trying to have it done by Valentine's Day so there is that to look forward to!

Heart y'all!


  1. I am glad you are settling in and that you have had a chance to play in the in snow. Enjoy every new moment. Are you working yet?

  2. Have you gotten yourself a snow brush & ice scraper for your car? And I think the PO's motto is "neither rain, nor sleet, nor dark of night...."

  3. I'm glad you're getting adjusted! We miss you, but I'm thrilled for you!!

  4. SO glad to hear that you made it safe and sound. I also live in MA and I am glad we are having an easy winter so far so we can ease you into our weather. Just wait til the fall and you get to see all our beautiful colors.

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  6. Thanks for posting about your snowy new life! Feel free to come back to H-town to thaw out and visit. It would be great to quilt in the frozen north to keep warm. Quilting down here gets a little too warm.

    By the way Bry, the new Toms' ballet flats come out tomorrow!!!

  7. Glad you are having fun, but we miss you!

  8. Yes miss ya love ya - your town is purdy. :)

  9. brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr