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August 14, 2014


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I'm still a list writer and find if I don't I forget so much!! Love reading about your life and you'll be fine speaking this coming weekend. I wish I could come and see you but alas Australia is too far away. I look forward to seeing your children's felt creations. My 9 year old wants to make some toadstools so I suggested felt would be good! Enjoy the rest of school holidays :)

Kim W

Good for you!
I am not an avid list maker but I find I use my time more wisely when I have written a list.
Good Luck!

Amanda Critchley

I have also noticed that feeding The Hellions seems to take up an awful lot of time, I am trying to get in to a routine with housework/crochet time for when (for the first time) I will have six hours a day without The Hellions. I am trying to contain my giddiness at staying in a hotel for Yarndale weekend with my crochet ladies AND NO KIDS. I am just (this last week) calling crochet time "work".


List writing helps me daily keep track of all those itty bitty items that need doing, I'm trying to become one of those working stay at home Moms so balancing is no easy act. Looking forward to your tutorials when you have time to post them, I understand the calls on time.

Angela-Southern USA

Lists,I'm really good at making them, just not so good at using them. lol A very busy time sounds like, I look forward to hearing and seeing it all when you have time. Here's a good source for lists writing and more.http://bulletjournal.com/
Have a good day Lucy, and try to remember to breath. ;)


I love my lists, and could not survive without them. Stops all the 'oh I mustn't forget to do this, that, and the other' swirling round my head! And how lovely it is to see a neat row of ticks as things are done :-)

Angela-Southern USA

I forgot to say, Thank you for taking the time and sharing all the beautiful mandalas on pinterest!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Puppet Lady

The best part about making lists is being able to tick things off! Very satisfying! You've done a fantastic job photographing all those lovely mandalas.

Jane Whalley

Oh Lucy, good for you on many counts - firstly giving a presentation on Sunday - go girl! It is definitely much better to write things down that dome into your head than have them swimming around like shoals of fish!. These days we all seem to have too much going on in our heads, it sometimes becomes quite unbearable and we end up finding it hard to be in the present. The thing is we can't change the past, and certainly can't control the future or the present either, but we can choose to react to what is going on around us and how we feel, which ultimately affects what happens next. I have just started going back to Yoga which is fantastic for bringing you in the present. I think a top tip is to try and have something special to you to remind you to be in the present, i.e., if you're driving, you could get into the habit of taking a few deep breaths every time you stop at a red light, or if you are waiting for a bus, queuing in a shop, repetitive everyday tasks - all can be used as opportunities, reminders to quieten all that mental chatter and just open yourself up to the here and now. Hope this helps Lucy

Jane Whalley

*edit* The first part should read, it is definitely much better to write things down that come into your head (not dome)*

Jean Andress

Another way of list making is to write each task on an individual post it note and then restack them in order of priority. Two advantages. You only see one thing at a time to do which is somehow less daunting and you don't have to think about prioritising until you have caught all your thoughts. Mine don't necessarily come in the right order!


Wow Lucy I need a lie down after that busy post. I so enjoy reading your blog, as you know, and have been for many years. I still love reading it and still find it so inspiring. It is the only blog I definately read every time you post and check daily to see if there is a post. Thank you so much and try to get a bit of me time, as you deserve it so much. I've been feeling a bit low recently but I always love & appreciate your blog so so much. Take Care
Love Carole from Rossendale xxxx

Claire @ mrsbrownmakes

Lovely post Lucy, so much to fit in. I love lists for emptying all those pesky jostling 'to dos' out of my head, and it's always so satisfying to cross them off. xx

Ellice McLaren

You are amazing to be able to fit so much in your day . I remember when my girls were young, it was go go go. I seemed to achieve a lot more then. Hope all goes well with your talk. Keep the lists up, even if you don't look at them later it appears to set the action in motion. The mandalas are so colourful. I hope to be in Yorkshire at the end of the year. I am from Australia.


I'm an avid list writer. I love the satisfaction (and sometimes relief) of ticking things off as 'done'. I've even been known to do something not on the list then write it down just to tick it off!!!
Well done on the mandalas - it's going to be an impressive display.


Thank you so much for taking the time you do to write your blog and share your day to day living with us. I love your work and love reading your blog. It makes me smile and inspires me to get out my hook! Enjoy your vacation next week!


Yes, waiting for the "Tadah" post for the coastal ripple blanket. Especially what colors you used, as I love it very much.

Winwick Mum

Lists are great. Sometimes I write things on my list that I've already done just so that I can cross them off straight away and feel that sense of achievement! Hopefully you'll get a little more "me-time" during your holidays xx


I also write things that I've already done on my to do lists! Feels like I've achieved something too!
My shopping lists are usually a problem though, as I often leave the list at home!
Enjoy your break in Filey - my 20 something daughters both flew the nest last year but we always went to Filey as often as we could. :-)


I write lists about EVERYTHING! I wouldn't be able to manage my life if I wouldn't do that! ;)


I can remember a time when my life was nearly as busy as yours but that seems an age ago. It sounds as if you're coping very well and staying on top of everything. Organization is the key, congrats.
Your garden is spectacular! What a beautiful place to sit for a quiet moment. It should be photographed and in Country Living. Well Done!


I love writing lists, even though I don't adhere to them. Don't know how you can even think about the tutorial, with all you have going on, people will be patient.
I can't put my hook down since I recently learned to crochet. I LOVE it.

Now relax.


You are doing wonderfully well. Life is busy. We are also buying school shoes, clothes and supplies. Preparing for the new school year seems to be eating much of my crocheting time. This busy time will pass quickly and in two weeks life will settle into the new pattern for Autumn.


"thought fleas"
What a perfect word! I get loads of those.
Some make it out of my mouth into commitments to do stuff...generally for other people so I'm afraid I'm a neurotic list maker to try to ensure I get through everything I've committed too!


Writting things down helps a lot! I used to have mild panic attacks at night when i was still teaching. I put a little book and pen next to my bed and when i was scared i wrote it down. Helped so much! Once it was on paper, it wasn't as scary anymore! 😊

Take care Anne

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