Friday, December 31, 2010

First Annual Purge Your Purse Day (December 31 2010)

 I can't believe that it's been over three long months since writing on this blog. My apologies to any interested readers. You've probably long ago wandered off in search of more current reading material. But starting today, the last day of 2010, I will be a more faithful blog writer. Truth is since the advent (or onslaught) of Facebook, I've found it easier to pop up FB tidbits. Seems a lot of my 1000+ Friends have too. I started writing this blog 2007 Thanksgiving weekend so you'd think I'd have gotten in the habit. Even though my thoughts today aren't world-class musings, I'm proposing that December 31st become Purge Your Purse Day.

Purge Your Purse makes a small bow to the organization bug that seems to bite us every January as we buy new calendars, file receipts, and sometimes make New Years resolutions. The purse most of us carry around is where our life is: our wallet (ID), credit cards and checkbooks (lifeline), make-up, gum, drugs. Just ask any female for an aspirin and she'll say, "I know I've got it here somewhere-" as she bends down to paw through her bag. Amazing. Occasionally while teaching I've gotten a headache and all I need to do is mention it and here come the offers--Excedrin, Aleve, Tylenol, and then the really good stuff--Tylenol with codeine,  Percoset, Oxycontin, whoooee!




Now that the purse is taken care of, my next question: what should I do with all those tote bags? Since I attend a lot of quilt shows where they give out totes as part of the registration goodies, I have tote bags dating back into the 1980s. Most are canvas, a few vinyl, and lately the nicest are poly-coated recycled fiber. Any suggestions?




What am I working on right now? A small charm-style quilt in the Apple Core pattern, hand quilted in Big Stitch, my favorite.




And trying, like my friend Earl Grey, to stay warm. Have a happy and safe New Year.

9 comments:

skye said...

Happy New Year, Pepper!! Purse is purged, & am ready for a great New Year!
Uh, the tote bags...All I know is sustainable grocery sacks + UFO/kit storage...

Jackie said...

Happy New Year Pepper! I purged my purse this morning as well. Great minds think alike. I use the tote bags to organize "stuff" that I have to take places . . books to the library, magazines to the hospital, etc. Inevitably someone compliments the bag and I (generously) give it to them. :)

Carol Sc said...

I'm glad you've gotten back to your blog --- I don't do FB and am trying to resist spending anymore time on the computer. It reached almost 50 degrees in Lansing --- maybe warmer than someplaces in the South? I haven't thought about purging my purse --- maybe later this week. Happy New Year!

Vicki Lane said...

Good to see you back, Pepper!

I get a lot of tote bags too and I add them to my stash of grocery bags.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Pepper, and welcome back to your blog. I've missed you. My purse not only is purged -- it is changed. Dusty gave me a Coach purse for Christmas and urged me to remove contents of my current bag and start using the Coach. And so I did. My big Resolution this year is to De-Clutter my house. Badly in need. With the peripheral neuropathy in my legs and plantar fasciitis in my feet, my movement is greatly reduced. And clutter appears everywhere when I'm not looking. But a resolution is a resolution -- so look out, Clutter!
Daisy

Barbara said...

Done the purse purge, now intermittently engaged on the sewing-room-in-stages-purge - it could take all year! Good to have you blogging again - Happy New Year!

Linda said...

There are t-shirt quilts - what about tote bag quilts?????

Shasta said...

Foster children are generally taken from their homes, and a lot of times their things are shoved into garbage bags. If you donate them to the foster care agency, they can use them so the children don't feel like garbage.

Pepper Cory said...

Great idea Shasta!