hormones, coupled with an eternally messy house due to endless renovations, tripled with daily (hourly) disappointments and frustrations at work, quadrupled with my list of sewing projects getting endlessly longer instead of shorter and my guilt/disappointment with myself for not blogging and my inability to take a decent photograph these days and my dog, despite being cute as a button, still having an aggravating, startling and ear piercing bark, has made me quite the irritable, grumpy sort these days. i'm just trying to lay low and get stuff done but there's. just. so. much.
even having a long weekend didn't make much of a dent in the list, although we did pick up a smashing vintage cot (still meets current safety standards) from an ebay seller and i managed to find a lovely, super soft, wool/cashmere felt on special for $20/meter at spotlight on saturday. i feel like i was so busy and yet, that's really all i can think of to say i got accomplished?
okay, so i also cooked a great, hearty stew; baked my second loaf of bread using the sunbeam breadmaker i picked up at the op shop for $10 a couple of weeks ago (a dark german grain bread from a mix i bought as there was no instruction manual included and i didn't really know what i was doing but delicious, all the same); cut out and sewed 48 quilted little bits for a secret project that is killing me not to document and i won't be able to share until DECEMBER when it goes to print; bought some cozy, new flannel sheets and slippers to deal with this early cold snap we're having; sorted through two very large picnic baskets of scraps and organised them in reused plastic bags based on size/usefulness; added some much needed highlights to my hair using one of those loreal kits; and cut out and started sewing faces on four oobees (two for trades and two for the shop, including one out of the forementioned lovely, super soft, wool/cashmere felt). hmm, i feel a bit better. i guess i did get a few things done.
what did you get up to?
::update:: okay so i hit the continuing sale at darn cheap fabrics over lunch and am feeling much better after acquiring another 5 meters of fabric for my stash (eep.) plus i remembered that over the weekend i also cleaned my car, inside and out (no easy task), as we've decided to hang onto it for another year before buying something newer/bigger and i bought, ironed and hung some super sale and perfectly acceptable curtains in our master bedroom after struggling to sew ones that looked even remotely decent. two more things off the list, whew.