So it wasn't all work, work, work this week, although that accounted for about 25% of the week. Sleeping accounted for another 25% . I'm not sure where the other 50% went. Surely I don't blog and sew and surf the Internet 84 hours a week? I'm going to do a time and motion study this week to see exactly where that 84 hours goes.I blitzed the string blocks for Indy and Lola's Quilt. 10 more done. That's 35 finished and 37 to go. I'm almost halfway.
I painted the first top coat of THE BLACKWOOD CHAIR . I think I slapped the paint on too thick because it's been drying for a day or so and is still tacky. Just imagine it like it looked last week, but shinier. How many times can I post a picture of a chair painted white and still thrill you?
The picture frame got a coat of paint as well...ditto on the tacky paint. I was itching to finish it. It's not quite done but it's not going to look any done-er so here it is. I may or may not add black ribbon criss crossing it. What do you think?
I finished quilting Little P's quilt and made the binding and machine sewed it to the front of the quilt. Now I just have to get jiggy hand sewing the binding to the back. I can't wait to get this done and in the wash so it goes all crinkly. I might even lash out and make my first quilt label (looking round for the quilt police because apparently it's a crime punishable by death not to label your quilts )
I needed something quick and easy to finish this weekend so I started making mug rugs. These are cute and quick to make. Yep-I'm using selvage from my stash.
Miss P gave me some cash for my birthday (in addition to an actual quilting book she picked out for me herself) and so I bought these other books I've had my eye on for a while. Thank you Miss P and Little P.
I added to my stash (again) I've been itching to buy this fabric for a couple of months. The excuse finally presented itself when I got birthday money some of which was spent on this 5 yard pile of lusciousness. Thankyou Brooke and Mark.
|Spa by Rosemarie Lavin|
I'm turning into a crazy cat lady and buying obscure things for the house. I just loved the lines and detailing on this old door. I have no idea what we'll end up doing with it. It'll either be a pantry door, a screen door for the laundry or garden art.
I continued sanding the desk. (I last touched that in March, which is officially a long time ago...eeeeek ) I'm sure I've mentioned my love of sanding in the recent past. I loved it just as much today when I sanded drawers and bogged up the handle holes. I have spared you pictures. I nearly got eaten by a Redback though. Excitement plus. I smooshed him with the palm sander. I know he was one of God's creatures but he was venomous.
Lola and Indy discovered they like Jelly Belly Jelly Beans, so from here on in I have to share. Could Lola get any closer to the jelly beans without actually being in the box? Indy was behaving himself and laying on the floor. Good manners Indy.
Mr. P watched the AFL Grand Final. It was a draw. They'll re-play next week. Ridiculous. Just to put it in context that's like re-playing the Superbowl.
Most of you know I am not a gardener, which is unfortunate since we have a lot of
jungle garden at our place. When we put pavers down earlier in the year we didn't use enough sand between the cracks so look what happened. I've been able to ignore it all winter but with the advent of Spring decided I needed to do something about it. There were spiders and bees and slaters and millipedes shaking their little insect fists at me as I destroyed their hidey holes. Sorry insects. You're creepy and need to find somewhere else to live. I hear next door is nice this time of year.
One of these days I'll do something spectacular with my garden. Like concrete it over or something. Meantime just to show you I'm not a complete dud and can be a responsible plant owner here are some things in my garden I haven't managed to kill. My Mum is reading this and laughing her socks off because she has seen the garden in it's entirety. These and dirt are pretty much the only green things left besides the weeds.
I wish I could like gardening more. I'm just not sure where to start.
Mr. P tiled the splashback in the kitchen. We're getting those final touches done slowly ...More tiling to come.
And that pretty much rounds out my week. I hope you all had a fabulous week and found some time for crafty stuff.
My goals for this week are :
20 more blocks for Indy and Lola's quilt
Get 20 Windmill blocks finished
Finish Binding Little P's quilt
Make 3 more Mug Rugs
Prime the desk drawers
P.S. Thank you to you all for your well wishes. I am feeling a lot better and just need to learn that I don't have to go at everything at 100% all the time. I'm trying!