Another Friday - another favourite. I hope you're all managing to stay sane and calm in the lead up to Christmas. I think we can safely say I have officially lost it.
With less than two weeks to go before I start my Summer Holidays (for almost 7 weeks! - I'm going to have so much fun doing nothing) I'm officially counting down the days. And with all the things that are going on at work and home you'd think I wouldn't have any time for creative thoughts and brilliant ideas or to fit one more thing in. But this week has seen my brain working overtime and a plethora of brilliant ideas just keep popping in there and once my brain processes the thought it says "Brilliant-you can fit that in before Christmas". And who am I to ignore my brain? I love being inspired and challenged and working to tight deadlines and that is my favourite thing this week.
It doesn't matter that with 70 working hours left until I start the aforementioned holiday that I have 300 hours worth of work to do. So what if I'm only about 1/3rd done with my Christmas gift shopping and have had parcels destined for the post office packed and sitting here since about Monday . And we don't really need to eat anything particularly special for the Christmas season. ...Baked ham and chimchurri beef is highly over rated. My current Christmas grocery list has draining paper and gherkins on it. I can probably make a meal for the hoards that will be here for breakfast out of that.( I'm taking gherkin and draining paper recipe suggestions if you have any)
I must make an apron (or two or three ) out of this fabric line which I love but cant see myself making a quilt out of. But I'm going to have to buy the pattern first.
I must make another quilt using these fabrics (and some other fabrics too that I haven't cut yet )I can finish another quilt before Christmas in addition to the two full sized ones I'm also planning to complete can't I? ? It's only a little quilt.
And while I'm at it I decided it wouldn't take all that long to knock up a few bibs. Bibs don't take long and you can never have enough bibs.
I'm planning a project with two of these manky footstools that I found by the side of the road. (How many of you secretly think that's kind of gross?)
My front verandah needs a makeover. It looks woeful. I have a head bursting full of ideas to make this look like something out of a magazine cover (or at least less like the entry to a crack house ) Do you like my 99 cent bucket plant pots? Classy.
I'm going to update these old cushions that have been lurking around since August ...
And as if that list isn't completely unachievable all on it's own I've decided that the sewing room update I decided to do while I'm on holidays needs to be done BEFORE Christmas so I'm off to Ikea today.
The scary thing is that these are the ideas I've had this week ...who knows what I'll think of next week ! But you know what? I can do this. I am woman -hear me roar. I have blind faith I can do anything I put my mind to. (even if it drives me into a nervous breakdown in the process)
I want to confess that this week I have cooked dinner once - on Monday - and that was only because Little P was here and has nutritional needs. It's been pizza and Maccas and eating out all the way for the rest of the week and I'm not planning to cook tonight either. That's how you get things done. And I'm not planning any housework for the next two weeks either. Or any sleep....
So what's your Favourite Thing this week ?