Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Blue......

definitely my favourite colour when it comes to skies!


I can't stop looking at it.  Can't get the stupid grin off my face either.  One sunny day and I'm euphoric!

Ok....  so the table cover in the photo still isn't finished.  I can't decide on the border although I am leaning towards a wavy one.  I've never scalloped and bound an edge before so it'll be a learning curve.    I need to buy fabric for it too.... once I decide on the colour of the binding.  This could take a while.

The conservatory still isn't decorated although I have made some progress in transforming the window sills from varnished mahogany to brilliant white gloss.  Wow... it makes the room look so much wider and lighter.

I'm painting Macs old standard lamp white too.  It was looking way more shabby than chic....definitely time for a change.

I've a few more baskets appliqued......


If calling 4 'a few' isn't too much of a stretch.   I've glued up another few....



all ready to stitch.    Then I got sidetracked... again!

Unfortunately I can't show you  the projects I'm working on as they've got something to do with my Christmas Angels Swap.  I'm sure you wouldn't want me to spoil any surprises. 

I didn't even let the arrival of these.......


tempt me to take off my Christmas Angel costume  (I'm a method stitcher) and dive right in to yet another diversionary project.  Though I was tempted to gather up all the zips in the house and insert them into.... anything and everything!  Lisa makes inserting zippers (in more ways than one) look ridiculously easy.  Heck she doesn't even swear.... not once!  I've got some purse frames and soopa doopa fabric glue in here somewhere.  I think I deserve a gold medal for resisting an urge.... don't you.

What else.....

I started another garden clearance chore....


 
The photo's don't come close to showing the sheer scale of the job in hand!    The great guy who did the stock fencing came back and felled five 20 foot fir trees that had outgrown their space.  I was jumping for joy.... until I realised who'd got the job of clearing away all the debris!    Honestly.... if I'd wanted to be a Lumberjack I'd have emigrated to Canada!! 

Now that I've mentioned the new stock fencing I can tell you.... it isn't working!    The fence is great... strong, upright and true.   It's the cows that are the problem... they're sneaky!  They've taken to just strolling up the drive and coming into the garden through the front gate!!!   I've only got one thing to say about that.....   Bullocks!!!!!

Well now..... I've got days more clearing to do in the garden and the conservatory waiting to be painted.   I must be really busy...right?    Wrong!!    I'm currently on 'staycation' and I'm loving every minute of it.   Last week I totally ran out of steam.  Hit a brick wall.  My get up and go..... got up and went!   You know you have a problem when you don't even notice your knickers are on back to front.  Apart from the fact that you're walking a bit funny that is.

So... I'm on holiday.... right here!    You should try it.... it's great.   Guilt free sitting.   Guilt free watching Olympics. Guilt free stitching (or not).   Guilt free snoozing in a comfy recliner.  Guilt free....... heck I could go on and on but I reckon you get the picture.    How long I can make it last I don't know....  watch this space.

OK.... I'd better get going.   I've got more lazing about to fit in before bed time!    I will catch up with life soon but for the moment I'm enjoying my 'go slow'.     Time to breathe.... bliss! 

See you soon.... calmer and more collected

In the meantime..... relax and have fun.... you deserve it!

Hugs
Josie

10 comments:

shez said...

thankyou for the laugh Josie,god you are funny,lovely post,enjoy your day my friend,xx

marina said...

doesn't sound like you have been lazing very much at all!
Your little baskets are just so gorgeous!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Enjoy your "go slow" but I must say, my "go slow" wouldn't include any lumber jacking! :o)

Chookyblue...... said...

enjoy your go slow.........I need some of that.......sick with a head cold now.......bugger.........

LynCC said...

oh, no! Good luck with the cow problem. Your baskets are so pretty. :)

Charlie and Wendy said...

Enjoy your go slow, it sounds like you deserve it! I love your baskets and the corner of your conservatory looks lovely even if it's not finished. Wendy xx

Raewyn said...

Lovely post - even if it is at your expense (back-to-front-knickers!) Even in your go-slow you've been ticking away at things - great to see what goes on in your end of the world! But some things are the same the world over - we smiled at blue skies today!

Kathy said...

Wow that garden of yours looks enormous! Just as well the skies are blue, you'll need some sunny weather to inspire you to stay the course in the garden :) Have a lovely weekend

Luz said...

Your blog is beautiful, I'm always looking.
Luciana

LuAnn said...

Love your post! Sorry about the cows, but glad you are just taking it easy for now.