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Monday, 21 September 2009

starting the week

Last week autumn was well and truly here for us on the east coast, the uggs came out from hibernation, there was a definate nip in the air.....by Friday we were getting caught out - chilly mornings and glorious sun by lunchtime...same today.....so in order to make the most of the sun and to stop small boys destroying the house.... we walked to the post office and came home the pretty way.Its a long time since I shared pics of where I live and I do tend to take it for granted. This pretty church is right next to the primary school where C will go in January, about 3 streets away from home.Below shows the spire from my big boys velux window.....
I have lived in my house for 4 years and only the other week started walking through the churchyard....lovely husband says that many moons ago as a teenager it was THE place to meet of an evening. It is well used and well cared for and I can't believe I haven't been walking this way home before now.Mum is moving in a week or so, and her new house is on the circuit between us and the post office so I can see us using this route more often. In fact there are many pretty walks nearby that I don't take advantage of, perhaps now my house is begin to be whipped into some kind of order I will make the effort to get out there more often.

Hmm....speaking of which!! I have had a good week or so getting organised in the home. The playroom is ready for Christmas, broken or never played with toys have been recycled, I am just about on top of the housework....its not perfect but I no longer circle cleaning companies in the local paper and tell A that the house is too big for me to manage ;)

Except one room....my work - slash - spare room.....It is an out of control tip.
I don't even know what I have anymore.
There is no order, no system and its beginning to drive me mad!!
These drawers contain some cardmaking stuff that mum gave me and I don't like cardmaking, so have decided will keep the blanks I have (I like bondawebbing felt and fabric to make the occasional card!) and get rid of the rest.....
The red case was thrifted and is on the to do list that remains in my head. I actually went upstairs to make a list of started projects, projects that have had special fabric bought to make and potential projects...but couldn't work out where anything was so...that is this weeks job when I get a child free moment....then I can get a list together, and get going!!
One project I have been doing is the advent calendar....here's how far I have got.... I now have to just bondaweb a couple of bits on and machine stitch the pockets to the backing fabric. Its not perfect but I am pleased with it, just hope I can stitch the pockets on without a disaster!!
I think I want to make another now I have recovered from the cutting and ironing of 24
small bits of linen!! But I have lots of other Christmas ideas, not to mention the pressies I want to make.....
So I'll be back once that workroom is straight...see you in a month lol!!

19 comments:

Lajoni said...

Absolutly love the advent ..the colours are just gorge!

And if you call your craft room a tip you need serious training in the art of 'what is a tip' cus that my dear is nowhere near....

What a lovely church, when we were first married we lived around the corner from my mum and had to walk by a beautiful picture postcard, stone church when we visited her...I really wanted to get married there but being a catholic, couldn't :(

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

the advent calendar is coming along a treat and will be a much loved yearly item to get out :-)
my craft room leaves a lot to be desired as well - i started with good intentions but didnt really get very far oops!
Lesley x

VintageVicki said...

Hi (new blogger and fellow east coast resident here).

Love the advent calendar.

Wish I had a work room - am confind to a desk under the stairs and the dining table.

MelMel said...

Well your Advent is coming along really well....cool!

I like your creative space....because it looks as tho its being used rather than just for show...xxxx

Sarah said...

Busy, busy, busy! Well done for doing an advent calendar...can't get my head round Christmas yet!
x

Itch2stitch.com said...

I hope this makesw you feel a tad better... my workroom is a tip at the moment! I love your advent calendar, it is coming along very nicely indeed! Suzie. x

jo said...

My work room is more of a tip than yours! Like you the cupbords and draws are so full and I have lost track of whats in them. Before I can start on my Christmas pressies I think a good sort out is on the cards.

Love the Advent calendar.

Jo xx

LittleGem said...

Lovely local photos :)
I can spy a few things in the craft room/tip that you can send my way if you want!? I mean I'd be helping you out Pardner! xxx

Serenata said...

Oh I want a work room, stamps feet...

Well done on all you have achieved so far, and I'm sure you'll have that work whipped into shape in no time and then messed up again! ;-)

Love the advent calender, can't wait to see it finished...

Beautiful church and scenery.

bekimarie said...

Do you know how jealous I am that you have your own craft room? I have to agree with MelMel, much better to have a used room than a show room!
Do you know, I take the CK mag to bed with me every night and have to flick through it before I pick up my book, how sad is that lol!
Have a good week
((hugs))
Beki xxx

bekimarie said...

Sorry, forgot to say, love your advent calender xxx

Elaine said...

Lovely post Claire, wish I had a room to sew in, very jellyoos is me.

Love and blessings
xxxxxxxxx

dancingonabladeofgrass said...

What a lovely post. It's good to see where you live and to "walk" with you ...

and I just love that beautiful advent calender ...


xxx

LittleGem said...

Sorry to say none of that fabric is allowed to go 'missing' LOL! Its not mine! But I'll find something to send you don't you worry! I'll get my crap box out - sorry I meant scrap ;) xxx

maypole said...

yaay I can now leave comments! lovely Bm3

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

just a very quick thank you thank you thank you for the boat which arrived today and is fab! exceeded my expectations your blog photo's dont do them justice!! had a slight delay with crochet stuff but will post tomorrow - many apols!! thanks again
Lx

bekimarie said...

Hi Claire

Pop over to my blog, there's a little surprise for you!
My Uggs have come out to, only for me to find that there's a hole in the bloody toe. I'm not happy and neither is Rich considering what he payed for them.
((hugs))
Beki xxx

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

hi - sent your parcel hope they are ok!! be kind, im a bit rusty ;-)
Lx

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