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Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Give Me Just A Little More Time......
It is very hard trying to combine running a house and family, a part-time job, painting, and knitting work. Usually it is the painting that suffers from being left until another day, which is so frustrating as painting is my favourite thing to do in the world. Despite trying very hard, I still end up only spending and hour or two per day (and not every day either!) on this - there is always someone needing something from me! But I have to make a concerted effort to finish this picture by the end of the week as next week is half term (no day job!) and really want to spend as much time as I can on a commission.
I also need to finish this - not due to any time constraints but because it is driving me crazy! I could not believe that after nearly three hours last night I had sewn so many tiny triangles together and still did not have enough. This is why I do not do patchwork, it would send me barking mad. Hopefully, there is light at the end of the tunnel, and the next batch of triangles will be the last.
This is for the animation - next on the needles, a plane!?
Some of my problems are self-inflicted - last week I put ny name down to have a stall at the annual local dog show in July....then thought I had better actually have something to sell while I am there. So amongst everything else, I am trying to make as many little dog sets as I can - I found some wonderful Rowan fine boucle yarn on sale at Black Sheep wools, ideal for small furries.
And then of course there is the garden, which calls me like a siren when the sun shines. Sunday was spent potting out tomatoes and clearing out the greenhouse - another time consuming pastime. I love this time of year, when everything in the garden is full of potential and there is the excitement of finding out what made it through the winter - plenty this year, survivors include geraniums, agapanthus, canna lily, and Vietnamese coriander.
Of course, I must also learn not to get distracted by things like this - a leopard with three babies on webcam. I have been watching them grow for a couple of weeks now - absolutely fascinating!