Tuesday, February 19, 2013

It is February

Well, duh, right. I will explain. For me February is the time of year that I either hibernate or go mad cleaning out closets or a combination of both. This year it is both. I have been busy decluttering and cleaning closets. It is incredibly satisfying to open a closet that you previously needed full body armour to protect yourself from falling debris, to see the change to a tidy organised space. It is so satisfying that I have done every closet, pantry and china cabinet on the main floor of the house. Obviously, this means no sewing has been happening. This is why I have been a no show here. I know you have all been feeling my absence keenly. 8-)

Sometime ago, I got an email from a lovely person who nominated me for a blog award. In a frenzy of activity I deleted all my emails and then promptly forgot all about it. I  am so enjoying menopause brain. Not. So, if you are the lovely person who nominated me, please accept my apology for seemingly ignoring you. I didn't mean to, really.

Vicky from Another Sewing Scientist has come up with a brilliant idea. Map the sewists, sew-ers, sewintists, seamstresses, mangler's of fabric or whatever you like to call yourself. Go here to read about it and go here to put yourself on the map. I did.

I came across this website, Daylight Map, and I find it really useful when dealing with people from another part of the world, I am so very international, don't you know? Seriously, though, it is interesting watching the spring equinox coming. On the equinox, night and day are nearly exactly the same length – 12 hours – all over the world. This probably is of more important to those of us here in Canada than if you are closer to the equator. I thought someone else might like this site. Please let me know if you like it as much as I do, or whether I am just a total geek.

That's all. Sewing to come soon.


  1. My inner geographer is very happy. :)

  2. Thanks ElleC! I knew this would come in handy, but I had no idea it would take off so quickly. So far no other sewists in Kelowna though....

  3. Yeah, I can relate to the February feeling. I've leaned a bit more towards hibernating/going mad this year for some reason. ;-) I put myself on the map last night, but so far I'm all alone in my section of the U.S. :-(

  4. That daylight satellite view is so cool! It really gives one better perspective.

  5. Oooh. I always loved watching the daylight map they have tracking a plane's progress on international flights. I would watch it for hours :)

  6. Hey it's not February any more. Did you survive?