While I have a moment when I can sit at my computer - a lull in the painting, that is going on FOREVER, argh! - I wanted to say thank you all for your kind words and commiserating with me over our intruder episode on Friday.
I was so scared Friday night that I slept in my clothes for half of the night (like I did after the 1994 earthquake) and also left a light on all night long in the den. I woke up all night long. WAH! Thankfully I felt better on Saturday and managed to sleep through most of the night last night. (I don't sleep well these days anyway.)
I looked up the crime stats online for our area on Saturday morning and Friday's incident was not mentioned but then I don't know how long it takes them to update the site. (I looked it up online since there's no way I would ever be able to get through to the LAPD without it being an emergency.)
There's someone home, every day, in almost every single house on both sides of the street in the tract, so the teenager certainly didn't watch the neighborhood for any length of time. Or did he just not care???! tremble tremble. That's the really creepy thing ... is he just a knucklehead or something much scarier?
Oh me oh my.
I wanted to post about something fun! Darling Charlotte, of House Wren Studio is selling a great embroidery pattern through her Etsy shop. She is generously donating a large portion (50%) of the proceeds to the "Sea Turtle Conservancy, an organization working right now to save the turtles in distress in the Gulf." In her post today, she is sharing the finished projects of the wonderful talents of Pam Garrison and Amy Powers.
If you don't know Charlotte, Pam and Amy already, run on over lickety split, make yourself cozy and be prepared to be enchanted!
Also on Saturday I found the most darling blog! Remember my post about my Hitty book? Well goodness me, I discovered there are tons of blogs about Hitty! Who knew?! And here I thought I had a problem with surfing the net too much. Nuh uh. I haven't been doing it enough apparently teehee!
If you're interested in Hitty or dollies or sweetness or times gone by or miniatures ... you must check this blog out (found via the wonderful Piccalilli Days):
A Visit With Hitty
Since this was my first Hitty blog discovery, I felt compelled to click on her commenters names and lo and behold! this led to more Hitty wonderfulness. If you are a complete blog addict like I am, you will click on her commenters and find other Hitty blogs out there ... but I'll give you the shortcut route to all things (well, sort of) Hitty.
Hitty Hannah's Journal (she has Another Look at Hitty Friends on the right sidebar)
Fairie Moon (she has a Hitty Lovers Blogroll on the left sidebar)
Esther Robertson's Hitty's (oh my! so much fun!)
I'm sure there are tons more out there, have fun exploring, you know I will!
Happy Sunday and thanks again for being such kind and dear souls. I appreciate it and you so very much!