Monthly Archives: October 2013

The best laid plans…


I swore last time I posted that I would be a more diligent blogger; but once again weeks seem to have past and I haven’t written a thing and my list of things to do before Christmas has accumalted almost no ticks against it.

I did go to the Craft Fair at the convention centre yesterday but came away very uninspired. There wasn’t a lot that was new. I know this sounds strange but I actually think they have done something to the lighting in there. I was sitting in the eating area looking out over the stalls and thinking that everything looked very grey and drab. Maybe it is just me. Maybe I have just been to so many now that the novelty is starting to wear off.


I  have almost managed to get back into sewing though – just. After weeks of doing 15 minutes at a time, I managed to finish an advent calendar for my Grandma this afternoon.

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I did machine on the binding, so it feels a bit like I cheated somehow. Not sure why. While the quilt police might be shuddering I think it looks ok.

Long weekend


More than half way through the long weekend and the only thing crossed off my to do list is mowing the lawn.

I am having a serious motivation slump as we zoom towards the end of the year and I am not entirely sure what is causing it. Though if I had to give it a name I would say allergies. It has been hotter and drier this month than any October I remember and my head aches, my ears are stuffy and I’m itchy as anything. Never enough to be really sick, but just enough to make me want to sit on the couch all day watching crap tv. If we don’t get good rain soon to take care of the dust and the pollen I am going to have to go and get some drugs.

Plus a text from my brother just reminded me that I need to do something about an anniversary present for my parents – so am going to have to put my thinking cap on.