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Sunday, 14 June 2015

Stop the world I want to get off!!!!


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is it just me or does anyone else ever feel like this.

It seems to be my permanent state of mind at the moment.  

Work has been so incredibly busy over the last few weeks and with the holiday season upon us I can't see it letting up any time soon. 

I either feel like a mouse on a wheel constantly running but never reaching the end 
or like

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The white rabbit in Alice in Wonderland who is always late for a very important date.


I did however take some time out last Saturday



and take myself off to a Quilt Show that was being held locally.


I am not a quilter (yet) but I love to see them. All the work that goes into them and the detail down to the last minutiae, absolutely fabulous.
I particularly the little scarecrow, I know he's not a quilt but even he would be beyond my capabilities. 


I took the photo of the camper vans as my colleague is mad about them and this quilt had been awarded a first. I might be able to manage Father Christmas if I could stitch him by hand. It is on my bucket list to learn not only how to use a sewing machine properly but to learn how to quilt but at the moment work still gets in the way of any new hobbies but a girl can dream can't she....

Right time for a cuppa and a bit of time to catch up on my blog reading.
I may not always get time to comment for the time being but I am still keeping any eye on you all.

Mx

25 comments:

  1. Oh I know the feeling. However, today, after catching up with chores - there should be an hour to sit in the garden and crochet and just breathe. No doubt that will be when it rains!! Enjoy your day. x

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    1. We had rain most of the weekend and when it wasn't raining and it was windy so no sitting in the garden this weekend. Of course the sun has been out whilst I have been in the office.

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  2. It's good to be busy, but not so busy you feel rushed all the time. I hope you get time to kick back and relax properly too.
    Those quilts are amazing, like you say so much attention to detail, so much time and patience.
    I'm sure you will conquer this craft too, all your work is so neat and well crafted.
    Lisa x

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    1. I'm not the most patient of people but I am when it comes to crafting that seems to relax me even when I've missed a row on my cross stitch and have to unpick a block to put it right.

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  3. I was like you - wanting to start new hobbies like quilting but kept putting it off until I retired and had the time. Don't delay. Eyesight and ability to crawl around the floor to do the layering diminish as time goes by and then you just wish you had found a little time before age became a limiting factor. You may be lucky and not suffer from arthritic knees or declining vision but who knows what is round the corner. Go for it. Live for today and have no regrets.

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    1. Hello thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment. I do enjoy reading them. The eyesight is already on it's way but that's down to computer screens unfortunately. I will get around to quilting even if I have to start a small project that I can stitch by hand to start with until I have enough hours in the day for a sewing machine. Your definitely right though none of us knows what is around the corner do we.

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  4. Those quilts are stunning! I don't was on a blog somewhere that if you are having a cup of tea for a bit of a breather then the breather is ten times more effective if you have it outside ( weather permitting! ) I am going to try this strategy this week if I can!

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    1. I would agree with this strategy. Unfortunately the weather has been awful most weekends of late and of course brilliant sunshine when I am stuck at my desk. The quilts were beautiful but I did get rather taken with the scarecrow....

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  5. I know exactly how you feel at the moment and I don't work so I don't know how you do it. The quilts are fabulous, I love the sunflower one, they look 3D. I've just planted out some sunflowers from the seeds you sent me, I've been growing them in the greenhouse until now as the slugs got them all as soon as I planted them out last year so I'm hoping that now they're a bit sturdier I'll have more success.

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    1. Glad to hear the sunflower seeds were put to good use. If I remember rightly they are the dwarf ones so you could keep them in pots if you wanted to. I have planted Fran's sunflower in a pot next to my back door this year it was the only one to take out of the three I planted and it seems to be growing well. I'm not sure whether it is a giant one or dwarf as all the seeds were mixed up when they were given out after her funeral. I still have several packets left to keep me going for a few more years.

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  6. Yep. I understand. I felt that like all of last week, but this weekend I did step off and have done very little, so I totally get it. I hope that you can find some time to sit and be very soon. xx

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    1. I did manage to get my Saturday morning chores done quite quickly and managed to have Saturday PM and most of Sunday to sit with my crochet and cross stitch projects. The knitting is in on the back burner until I've finished the baby blankets. One down one to go. That's the only trouble with working with nurses someone is always going off to have a baby and I have sort of made it a tradition of making each one a baby blanket as a keepsake.

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  7. I share you feeling completely at the moment! I hope that things calm down for you soon. Jx

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    1. Oh I bet you do Jan with all your preparations for finishing at School this summer. I bet there is a mountain of things to take care of before you finish in what 20 something days now. Not that I am at all jealous.... well maybe just a bit.

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  8. I hope there's a let up for you, although with the holiday season almost here I can understand it's not so easy to sit and 'just be'. I admire anyone who does quilting. There was some intricate work displayed at the show reflecting the makers' interests. Love the camper van design and the one with the landscape during different seasons of the year.

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    1. I think they were my two favourite quilts and although the scare crow isn't quilting I absolutely adored him.

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  9. Yes I recognise the 'hamster on a wheel' sensation very well! I think just pre-summer hol's and just pre-Christmas hol's always have that slight runaway feel to them. I love the camper van quilt!! X

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    1. I seem to be having a better week this week. Getting lots of little jobs out of the way and I always get a lot of satisfaction putting a big tick next to them when I've completed them, in fact I also highlight them so by the end of the week you can see just how much you have achieved and I've got my colleague doing the same thing now and she tells me it makes her feel better, so that can only be a good thing can't it. Hope your foot is improving.

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    2. Thank you Mitzi it is healing very well and I can wear a shoe on the fractured foot again which is a great relief! Glad to hear this week is better than last for you. Yes a list with some ticks beside tasks is very helpful! X

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  10. That's how I feel at the moment - like a hamster on a wheel! I am having a little go at quilting too - nothing fancy, I plan to work up to that, but I just love the effect of a handmade quilt! X

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    1. Still feeling a little like the hamster on the wheel although this week has got better. Well done you for having ago at quilting. I have a couple of books but not actually tackled a project yet.

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  11. Life just whizzes by sometimes doesn't it. Glad you got some time out at the quilting show. We have a quilting show at Hever Castle, I'm always amazed at how creative and skilled people are and I'd love to be able to do it too, so I'm dreaming with you. Have a lovely (and restful) weekend. Jane xx

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    1. I have been to Hever it is lovely. It was a while ago now and Adam was telling all the tourists about Henry and his six wives. He was probably on 5 at the time and they couldn't get over his knowledge on the subject. I didn't go into the fact that as part of his autism he obsesses and at that time Henry VIII was one of his passions. Yes the quilts were beautiful and it has definitely put me in the mood for my trip to the Festival of Quilts at the NEC in August. Meanwhile I'll keep dreaming....

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  12. I hope things calm down a bit for you soon, hope you can get some relaxation over the weekend (beautiful quilts) xx

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    1. Welcome Cheryl I do hope so there are times when I think I'll meet myself coming back. Still I am currently propped up in bed with a nice cuppa catching up on what my blog friends have been up to whilst deciding what to do today.

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