just this morning heard that my aussie package has arrived! this was mailed from south portland post office on november 21, 2012, when i was told 7-10 days for arrival. they were off just a bit it seems. **** and more good news, our mercury is up a bit this morning, double digits. weather guru says january thaw on the way.....yippee! **** yesterday was visiting day to relatives so not much sewing to report. did manage to work on postage stamps and also quilt some on the first UFO finish. just a few errands today so hope to spend quality time with the old viking. just maybe i can fling the wool socks...remains to be seen, er felt.