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Monday, 12 October 2009

plodding on....

...with the list
1) paint a bit more of the dresser......I want it done for Christmas so can't put it off forever!!

2) put the fleecey blanket backing on the applique quilt top....so it can be used in the playroom this winter (the heating is NOT going on til it really has too!!) - nearly done, backing on, just a couple of stitchy repairs before I let it loose into the playroom!!!
3) sew the already cut out cushion cover for a 'v' shaped pillow.....fishy fabric, again for the playroom for those VERY early mornings I sometimes have to have with the boys!! - completed and being used, not my finest sewing hour (was done late at night, whilst very tired - not ideal!!)

4) make some hot water bottle covers (need to buy more HW bottles too.....), using animal fleecey fabric and also repurpose a wool tank top I have....inspired by this....

5)send fabric etc out for the paper bag swap (after choosing!!), then panic about cutting into my partners fabric lol!! - will be posted tomorrow....

6)start thinking about christmas crafting......look for some more christmas fabric...some for home, gifts and swaps.I love the scandanavian red and white christmas look..but am in love with the new Ikea fabric as seen on Emma's blog!! Micheal Miller christmas fabric purchased and received, Ikea to be visited at the weekend...christmas crafting thought about, stocking pattern made in anticipation...

7) plant the pretty violets and pansies before they die in their little pots (my usual trick).

8) finish sewing the advent calendar and decide whether or not it needs a backing fabric..I think it might but 13 more pockets to machine stitch first...perhaps a teensy bit more embellishment too.... - 1 more pocket to sew, then it will definately need backing its floppy when you hold it up..think I will interface too. Still not sure about the extra embellishing...think I'll use it this year and see...

9) bring the ideas for SCC swap makes to life.....the theme is destash, so anything goes as long as its from what we already have - destash nearly there, couple of makes to complete then I can post :)

10) do a tutorial for the bird mobile/dream catcher that I have made a few times for various people (as promised over at SCC)

11) make the blind for the little boys room (material bought in May...don't actually need the blackout now, its dark when they go to bed... but if I put it off any longer they'll have left home!!)
12) finish the dolls quilt I started on a whim...... - just need to cut out fabric for binding and iron, and sew obviously!!

13) turn another of my Grandma's embroideries into a cushion or something.
14) cut out favourite housey inspiration pics from the ever growing piles of mags...ignore husbands comments that he would just like the house to be finished :)

hmmmm...lots of nearly dones and not started's!!
I have also been doing this........
green tomato chutney - I got fed up looking at the tomato plants in the garden and waiting for them to turn...so chutney they became!!!

and this....

*sings* 'its beginning to look a lot like christmas'!!! One of the 2 christmas cakes made this weekend......
went walking here, to pick the last of the blackberries to make blackberry vodka.
This is the cycle path on the old railway line close to my house, fantastic for little boys, who were previously reluctant, to practice on their bike!!!
I have done lots of christmas shopping - hoping to be done by the end of the month, give or take a few bits... online shopping doesn't support your local community I know but my town has no decent shops anyway and I can't always be bothered to travel to Norwich in the few hours between school hours, with 2 pre schoolers in tow!! Sometimes I need the city so I make the extra effort!!!
(great service shout out to Early Learning Centre - ordered 11pm Friday, dispatch email sent Sunday pm, delivery expected tomorrow (tuesday) - all with free p&p and 20% off!!)
Breaking my self imposed magazine ban to buy Easy Living - for the free teatowel...

There are 2 to choose from, I'm going to get the other I think as I plan to get 2 white frames from Ikea at the weekend and put them up in the kitchen...we have a blank wall where the new extension was built (over 3 years ago!!) and we decided that bingo! the right pictures have found us...believe me we have been looking!!!

11 comments:

Lace hearts said...

I saw those tea towels and ummed and ahed over them... trying not to spend. But then I went and spent in IKEA, LOL. Good luck when you go. There's lots to choose from. I was like a kid in a sweet shop! You're doing well with your list. I've got to finish that stash swap. Got to. Got to. And well done getting the christmas cake in. Need to do ours. xxx

Itch2stitch.com said...

It is cheering to think I am not the only one with lists as long as my arm of jobs to do, jobs half done... But you look so busy and nobody can do everything! There is not enough time in the day! I would like to go to ikea and get that fabric too. Also you have reminded me to bake a christmas cake, I had almost forgotten! Suzie. xx

bekimarie said...

Your list seems to be coming on well, perhaps I should put mine down on paper, I might actually get some of it done then ;).
Great idea with the tea towel, wasn't to sure what to do with mine, I did think about making it into a cushion. Talking of which, how easy/hard was it to do the cover for the v cushion, Jess has mine (from pregnancy and nursing days) and it's not very pretty, just plain boring beige so wouldn't mind making one for her.
Can't believe you've done your Christmas cake, well done you, I haven't even thought about doing mine yet.
Have a great week
((hugs))
Beki xxx

bekimarie said...

p.s have fun fabric buying in Ikea, i'm not allowed there boo hoo :( xx

VintageVicki said...

Didn't think of framing teatowel - just been using mine (the green one).

Doing well on list - have found it helps to have it all written down. I have a weekly list and its great to see stuff ticked off. Need to add Christmas cake to my list next week.

Have fun in Ikea - rarely allowed there as it just costs too much *blushes*

clare's craftroom said...

You've done very well with your list , better than I would have done .

Serenata said...

Gosh you are doing well with your list - wish I could say the same! LOL Seem to be able to do lots of procrastination though - I hold a 'honorary' degree for it :-D

Mary Poppins said...

Well done with your lists very inspiring :) My lists gets longer and longer not shorter and shorter ;)

I love the tea towels and choose the blue too, good idea to frame them :)

Keep it up gal :)

X

Sarah said...

Cor blimey, you're doing really well. I thought I was organised but obviously not!!
x

lemonade kitty said...

Never heard of easy living but I'm going to look for it tomorrow if you get that lovely tea towel in it thank's for sharing...love Lucey x

Carol said...

Well done, I love a list too. I find it very satisfying crossing things off. Looking at your list does make me a bit giddy though,
lol...I bought some lovely pansies weeks ago, for my hanging baskets and they are still on the list waiting to be crossed off! they look healthy enough still.
Carol X