Friday, August 20, 2010


I've been avoiding my sewing table since we got back from holidays last Sunday.  Government paperwork, reciepts and various odds and ends of God only knows what have been piling up and then sliding sideways and like sands of a desert slowing taking over and choking every centimeter of available work space.  I strangely can't find the energy to clean it up, and I am usually a very tidy person.  I've also got unpacking apathy, my holiday bag is still on the floor of the bedroom with the last bits and pieces kicking around in the bottom of it.  The skiing gear has been washed and packed away, and the bags from the other family members have been emptied, but I can't seem to finish my own.

But yesterday I got a little lift with some unexpected news while I was in the supermarket checkout lane.  A friend of mine had her second child a few weeks early, and on her own birthday!  I was just asking her the other day if there was anything in particular she would like me to make and I thought I had a week or two to get organised, but no!  So there is baby sewing to do, of the pink variety.  I got inspired and cut into a vintage hanky and a nice soft pink pillowcase...

But first, before I can get any further I have to get that desk tidied...and the floor under the desk...and the bed behind it...then, yes, I will be ready to work.


Cotton Kiwi said...

It's so hard to unpack after a holiday isn't it? What lovely news to come home to though. Can't wait to see the finished gift.

Mary said...

Like the saying goes..'Life is what happens when you are busy making plans'.

No matter how much I get done ahead, something always happens to put me behind!

Don't get down on yourself! Enjoy the last of the vacation; when it's all put away, it's over.

Gina said...

Maybe you actually need to get something creative finished first in order to motivate the clean-up! (I know, it's usually the other way around... but really, tidying and unpacking will always be there for you, tee hee).


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