Monthly Archives: February 2013

Actually finished something


I have actually finished something. I’m not sure what it is, possibly a table runner. It doesn’t really matter, what matters is that it actually has some binding on.

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Mostly, I think I need a new project. Sorting out photos and writing a business plan are just not very exciting. I have to keep reminding myself that at times making 1000 quilt blocks didn’t feel exciting either but it was good when it was done. I’m sure the business plan and sorted photos will be the same.



Some weird virus is going round at work, everyone has it. We all feel blah, and have headaches. So we’ve come to the conclusion it’s a virus. It’s more likely that the 1970’s building in which we work is giving us all sick building syndrome, but virus is easier to deal with. At least if its a virus I might get over it. If it’s the building I’m going to have to get another job, which I should probably do anyway because I don’t really like the one I’ve got and life’s too short to spend most of your day being annoyed. Right now, however I don’t think I have the energy to update my resume.

I’ve decided to give myself till the end of the weekend to wallow, till then I don’t have to do anything, except come up with a plan of action (and help my brother move house – but that’s another story entirely and involves a house full of guests over the weekend which is another reason I won’t even bother to try and get anything done). Then Monday I have to get cracking, quit spending my evenings watching stuff on tv that really, when I think about it, doesn’t add anything to my life and actually work on achieving some of my goals. Really – I will. I mean, how many episodes of Bargain Hunt do I really need to watch.

I did manage to reduce my stash of quilt tops this week, by donating two to some people who are making quilts for people who were flooded. I felt a little bad about donating them un-quilted, but at the end of the day I guess they would have had to make a whole quilt and quilt it anyway, and I’ve probably saved them a stage and the cost of some material.

Anyway, because I haven’t been doing anything else to take pictures of here is a photo of my quilt top storage system.

I hang them in the wardrobe using those coat hangers with the clips on.

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Sorting things


Not a lot happening here. Well lots happening, just nothing I have any nice pictures of. I spent about 6 hours in my garden at the weekend sorting things out after the storms we had the weekend before. I cleaned out my pantry and fridge and I spent what seems like for ever sorting out photos to figure out which ones I can use. So essentially I am having a bit of a sorting out session. In some ways its frustrating, because I can’t really start doing what I need to do next until I have finished sorting, but in a lot of ways its progress. Particularly the photos. I don’t think it really helps to have 1000’s of slightly blurry photos of the same thing from 10 different angles. As I hit the delete key I’m creating the space I need to see the really good shots that I do have. The problem is I have 1000’s of photos to sort through and its taking a lot longer than I thought it would.

Nothing for it, but to just keep plodding away at it. I’ll get there eventually.