I have to agree with Lucy though that it is great discipline and I am getting more done as a result. However, the housework has taken a back seat. Well, not so much a back seat as a very dodgily attached trailer that is about to become uncoupled and career off down a ravine into a big messy heap of laundry, papers, shoes and dust!!!!!!
The updated lists that you are all desperate to see:
Stitch initials on aprons
Transfer children's drawings onto coaster fabric
2 dammit dolls
fix dammit doll poems on to dolls
fix button on scarf
Monster's crochet blanket
Sew ends in on Minx's crochet blanket
Mother-in-law's 12 tablemats finished:
Sister-in-law's 8 tablemats finished:
Applique letters stitched onto apron pockets:
I've now decided to put the sewing machine away for the evening as I'm likely to make mistakes if I sew any more today.Also my back is telling me I've been sitting on an uncomfortable dining chair for far too long!
I got this beautiful handmade card from the lovely Julie today who has ordered a dammit doll and some corsages from me. She also sent some gorgeous pieces of lace that are going to be carefully stashed and thought about ready to be made into something special for me - after Christmas! Thank you Julie - it made my day :) This card is one I shall keep and most probably
put into a frame for future Christmasses.
Once those dreadfully naughty children were home from school the Monster decided to cover the lounge carpet with K'Nex and built this menora to add to our Christmas decorations. He's also made me a bunch of K'Nex snowflakes that we are going to make into a garland to hang the Christmas cards on.
I now have to take my leave as Minx has just informed me she would like to make six saddles for various sized ponies. Having said 'No, in a minute' for the past few days I feel I should oblige!
Looks like the sewing machine is coming out again! Is it bedtime yet??
Edited to say:
Half an hour later her wish was my command!!!
Now don't get the wrong idea and start thinking I'm some sort of Supermommy - it's just that I have my moments ........with huge gaps in between ;)