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Wednesday, 2 December 2009

That List!!

Back in October I started a list...
So how far have I got now we are into December???
october's to do list
1) paint a bit more of the dresser......I want it done for Christmas so can't put it off forever!!
well..progress but not completion!! I have enlisted lovely husbands help and we have primed and undercoated and given it a coat of white paint before painting it pale green at the weekend..however, it won't be finished..only superficially finished, the inside and the back are to be carried over into the New Year!!!

2) put the fleecey blanket backing on the applique quilt top....so it can be used in the playroom this winter
- still in the to do basket, needs some stitching on the seams to make it sound for small people to use without wrecking it...it has got a fleecy back now though!!

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!!!

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....
- moving on........

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

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!! And this Michael Miller one too...
- well I shall say completed, as I have thought about it and done some, but haven't had much time to do as much as I'd like...I have lots of fabulous fabric thanks to Sarah :)

7) plant the pretty violets and pansies before they die in their little pots (my usual trick).
- moving on.......
(will have to buy more..I am hopeless!!)

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....
- completed!!!

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.
- completed!!!

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)
- moving on again.....

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!!)
- and again.....

12) finish the dolls quilt I started on a whim......
- and again.......

13) turn another of my Grandma's embroideries into a cushion or something.
- yep you guessed it!!!

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 :)
- well, this one wasn't important anyway lol!!!
Something tells me that I will be carrying some of these over lol!!! (no kidding!!)
We have a couple of weekends with guests and a weekend away with the boys so its possible that some things get missed...... Aswell as these, I have some necessary house 'to do's'!!
Including making my Christmas Cake (made ...2 actually!!)
So watch this space....I'll be happy to tick off half!!! (ha ha ha!!)

And of course there are additions to that lovely list, 3 fabric buckets cut out ready to sew for mum, completing the swaps I have signed up for, sewing up this lot....that is what 10 Christmas Stockings look like in their raw form!! More on that another day.
Oh and the christmas presents won't wrap themselves ....anyone else drowning???????

9 comments:

LissyLou said...

An award and a tag is waiting for you on my blog. x

Bluebell said...

Phew! So glad it isn't just me swamped under. Still, at least you have some of the tasks complete :)

lemonade kitty said...

That was a long list you set out to do, so, do a little each day and you'll be finished in no time...Lucey xx

lemonade kitty said...

That was a long list you set out to do, so, do a little each day and you'll be finished in no time...Lucey xx

Sarah said...

Claire quite clearly you set too many tasks for yourself and couldn't possibly have ticked them all off. Write a new list and be kind to yourself. Remember the children and your husband would rather have a calm mother/wife than a crazy woman who has ticked off everything on her list. It's going to be OK, really it is.

VintageVicki said...

Cripes - you've done loads especially as you've got 4 children, 2 of which are small and needs lots of mummy help :)

jo said...

Claire I know exactly how you feel. I seem to be working all day but by bed time there is even more on the to do list!

A Country Girl said...

You were very brave to make that list. I couldn't imagine being so organised as to write down everything that I need to do! And such great progress, too!

Itch2stitch.com said...

I admire you making that list, I think I need one too! suzie xxx