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June 15, 2012

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Lesley

Aaaaah Lucy, I am SO with you on the 'losing the plot' state of affairs. Third child has definitely upset the apple cart here and there are many, many things not getting done. And we are in the final couple of weeks of school term here in Scotland when things really step up a pace, so soon all 3 will be home ALL the time. Little tiny steps I keep reminding myself. In the grand scheme of things a tidy house is not so important, but a clean house is important to ME and it just ain't happening. I'm about to head out to do a night shift, and am hoping for some time to make some lists tonight so that a bit of order may be restored before the mayhem of summer holidays. We'll get there. Eventually.......

Jenny

The fabric in that last photo is so beautifully YOU! Love it. And if you think your desk is a mess you should hop across the pond and take a look at mine. It's downright unbelievably horrid. I keep telling myself that messes are a sign of creativity - which is true. But at some point the clutter begins to suck up all my creative juices and leave me feeling withered and slovenly. Hmmm - maybe I'll go clean now.

Happy weekend.

Jenny

The fabric in that last photo is so beautifully YOU! Love it. And if you think your desk is a mess you should hop across the pond and take a look at mine. It's downright unbelievably horrid. I keep telling myself that messes are a sign of creativity - which is true. But at some point the clutter begins to suck up all my creative juices and leave me feeling withered and slovenly. Hmmm - maybe I'll go clean now.

HaPpY WeEkEnD!

Jenny

The fabric in that last photo is so beautifully YOU! Love it. And if you think your desk is a mess you should hop across the pond and take a look at mine. It's downright unbelievably horrid. I keep telling myself that messes are a sign of creativity - which is true. But at some point the clutter begins to suck up all my creative juices and leave me feeling withered and slovenly. Hmmm - maybe I'll go clean now.

Happy weekend.

Kezia

I could look at that fabric for ages - no wonder you don't want to be cleaning the house when you have so many exciting plans in mind!

Angie

Hi Lucy,
I have just discovered your blog recently, as I have just taken up crochet, and was perusing the web for ideas.
I have read nearly all of the archives over the last few days, enjoying every minute of it.I love all of the photos and the crochet patterns,home ideas,the lovely colourful photos are just so lovely. Your attic view is fabulous.
I love this fabric, I had to go buy some on Ebay.I have no plans for it yet, but I'm sure I will do soon. I love the indian paisley patterns, and this is so colourful, so thank you for showing us this fabric.
Thank you for a wonderful blog,you have inspired me. I just want to go and make all sorts of things now, and I shall look forward to the next one :)
Angie

Deco Cat

Sometimes you need to retire to the bath with a great magazine and no interruptions. It can make you feel human again. Lovely fabric!

Sarah west mids uk

Dear Lucy, I think one of the reasons it has been such a tiring week is the weather. T he rain down here was really heavy this afternoon. I am hoping my workload eases up a bit to so that I can have my evenings back.
Then it might be possible to be a bit more creative both inside and outside in the garden. Like your fabric stash. Will look good in your connievan.
I enjoyed the photos of your curtains,blankets and cushions. xx

Alison

Watch out- I was tired and lacking energy and I just put it down to getting older, being unfit and generally burning the candle both ends- it turned out I was quite badly anaemic!! I know what you mean about getting back to the routine, I have had time off recovering from an operation, it was hard to see others doing things (not how I would have done them and biting back any comment!) but I got used to it and now it is proving hard to get back to it again after all this relaxing. I have to get it sorted now as I'm going back to my part time teaching job next week. I have, however, promised myself that I will make more time for seeing friends than I used to and will keep finding time for my card making and crochet- it can't all be about mummying, cleaning and wifeing!!

ali.b.

Oh my I could have written that post!!! Not as nicely though :-) maybe its something in the air - or maybe the lousy weather!!! Looking forward to your make and thanks for the link to the fabric xxx Take care and enjoy the weekend xxx

Lynne Gill

You know, this happens to me so often. I have come to the conclusion that my life is cyclical - yes, even at my advanced age if you get the inference; still living life in cycles. And keep having to stop, drag myself back, take stock etc etc , pick myself up, brush myself off, start all over again, as they say. And that applies to The Diet, The Housekeeping, The Family Commitments,The Friendship Commitments, The Music Commitments, The Sewing /Writing/ Planned menus/swimming-or-other-healthy-moving-about/.

Life is indeed a balancing act, and if you find out the secret, Lucy, pass it on to the rest of us!

debbie @ happy little cottage

I really like you Lucy!!! I don't want to clean the (in your words) bloomin' bathroom either when I could be quilting, sewing, crocheting..... Can't wait to see the CCPP in action. Happy Weekend xoxo Debbie

Gillian

I hear you! Bit too much indulging here too. Always easier to eat more healthily in the summer too, lots of fruit and salad, yum.

I make myself do one chore each day of the week like monday, sheets, tuesday, ironing, wednesday, bathrooms, etc...I never get one full day to blitz the house and I've found that doing it this way helps me keep on top of things. (apart from cleaning the oven, which i only do the day before my mum comes stay) xx

Kim

I struggle with the same things all the time. At the moment my house is a tip and I have school reports to write, but all I want to do is write my blog, crochet and try my hand at some new crafts. Planning on posting a fabby project tomorrow (crochet inspired..eek I can't wait to see if it works). Unfortunately I have basket loads of washing, ironing and dog walking to do. Balance is such a hard thing to find! Kim xxx

Alison

Oh I think all this rain makes us feel weary, it's supposed to be summer after all. Love all your fabric. I'd be so tempted away from what I should be doing (housework) and running off to do something crafty. Ali x

RainStorm

I think the weather must have something to do with it! I found myself running a hot bath on Wed evening and last night I took myself off to bed at 8:30pm!!! Crazy tired still too. Let's hope the sun starts appearing next week before we all turn into zombies :)

eskimo*rose

oh 5am - i sympathise, my little one insists on starting the day at 5am at the mo, i can't bear anything before 6am and I don't really like anything before 7am and preferably it would be a lot later than that (in my dreams!) ... I don't remember my older ones waking so early or have I just blotted that out of my memory ... right now I am just hoping that she will someday (hopefully soon) grow out of it ... maybe when the clocks change, not that I'm wishing for winter or anything silly like that!! x

Izzy

gorgeous fabrics !

Kate

I always find it hard coming back after a holiday:house stuff is indeed never ending and sometimes, when one has been away from it, it seems even more never ending than usual.Good for you to get yourself back into the swing of things. I think the lack of warmth and sunshine isn't making any of us feel too good. Getting the balance right is a real skill- takes a lifetime to master!
This time of year we are duty bound to eat as much fruit as possible, so eat strawberries all you want,that's an order.

angela-southern USA

Oh it is SO very hard to keep on top of it all!With the kids out of school for the summer,it's a never ending cook/clean/cook on and on.phew.. makes me dizzy just typing it ;)I'm the same way,when an idea for something crafty is in my head,it's SO hard to do the cook/clean deal and all the other things too.LOVe the "fabric pile",have one myself I'd like to get to.Let's NOT talk about the sweets,shall we? ;)Picked black-berries today,that's all I'm saying.Waiting for the Ta-Dah on the ripple.Working on a ripple purse at the moment.Have a good weekend!

maypole

I know! (I said that in a Sybil Fawlty voice) why does the house have to be done again and again? when we want to do other things!

Don't say diet, then you are more likely to stick to it, easier in the summer too when you don't have to eat to keep warm HA! that's a laugh with the summer we are having, but the summer fruit is lovely. Hope you get back into a routine soon.

I love reading your posts.

Beth

My technique for tidying is generally to hide it in a cupboard or make it into neat piles- at least then it looks vaguely organised! I noticed you made it into Simply Crochet magazine too! Congrats! It's always so lovely to come across articles or interviews about people you recognise- there is just something about magazines, it's a well earned honour to be featured in one!! =D hope you feel more upbeat soon!!

Rachel

Ditto...the indulgences had to stop after the half term holiday, it's hard but the fun has to be sometimes and not all the time. I too feel better and more in control. I've also lost 3 lbs which might say how much bad stuff I've eaten, and how stopping has been super good for me!

I also feel that I need to get on and do the things I've put off and get moving a bit when all I reallllly feel like is sitting with crochet etc. BUT it's not healthy, or not for long periods; so I'm getting on and out then sitting and enjoying meditating over the hook and yarn.

Yes, you are right. A Balance is a good thing.xx

Reneelynn

The muffins look wonderful!!!!! Were can I fine the recipe?

Thistle

Your fabrics are gorgeous and totally you. I have been thinking about making covers like yours for some couch pillows that I have which are just looking tired and old. It's so much fun to have new fabrics, isn't it? I love that feeling. Have fun. And best wishes on your rebalancing. I know exactly what you mean about that and it always makes me feel better to at least have the plan in action, so I know that I am trying to improve.

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