Monday, 22 June 2015

To-Do List For This Week


This is last week's list:

Garden and homestead
  • Veggie garden - continue weeding and mulching, plant out areas as completed.
  • Finish narrower new path in veggie garden. (half way)
  • Start seeds and plant snow pea seeds.
  • Start new potato patch. 
  • Weed bed outside kitchen window and sow with wildflower mix. (half done)

Knitting, sewing, crafting
  • Three hours of hand quilting on Miss Ballerina's quilt. 
  • Finish back of Shoulder Rolls jumper from November 1933 Stitchcraft. (so close - one, maybe two repeats to go!)
    • Finish daffodil tea cosy. 
    Yarn for shawl

    Household
    • Freezer inventory.
    • Clean up clutter corner in our bedroom.
    • The boys finish school this weekend for a three week winter holiday. So plan some activities for these holidays, allowing for the fact that it will probably be pouring with rain for half of the time!

    And for this week's list:

    Garden and homestead
    • Veggie garden - continue weeding and mulching, plant out areas as completed.
    • Finish narrower new path in veggie garden. 
    • Start seeds and plant snow pea seeds.
    • Start new potato patch. 
    • Set potatoes to chit.
    • Weed bed outside kitchen window and sow with wildflower mix. 

    Knitting, sewing, crafting
    • Three hours of hand quilting on Miss Ballerina's quilt. 
      • Finish baby jersey from April 1934 Stitchcraft. 

      Household
      • Freezer inventory.
      • Clean up clutter corner in our bedroom.
      • Make air drying clay for Whirlwind - he wants to make snowmen.
      I am trying to keep the lists a bit shorter for the next three weeks of school holidays. Although the gardening can stay as Whirlwind is so happy to be on holidays so he can help in the garden.
      So I really don't know how much I will achieve! 


      And look! The first daffodil of the season!
      It is only the first month of winter and there is already one very brave daffodil showing its face. Excuse the weeds - there are still some daffodils in the weedy bed outside the kitchen window. And I can't even see this daffodil from the window as it is behind a horrible ugly grass plant that I am hoping to remove. We removed two a while ago and it is difficult! There are two more in this garden bed, so a lot of digging involved!

      We watched Paddington today. I loved the Paddington books growing up, but of course they have altered the movie to add extra intrigue and excitement. But what was I looking at the most? The interiors, of course, and the mother's clothing!

      Oh my, I love this house! This is what I would do in my house - bright colours, painted murals, lots of china on display, gorgeous.





      This isn't from Paddington, but it has the blue and yellow that I love, and I absolutely wish to have a cherry red Aga!

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      1. The yellow kitchen and red stove is beautiful.

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      2. You seem to have nice variety of projects on the go. I really should make a list too and perhaps I would make more headway! Your interior photos look lovely :)

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        1. Sometimes the list becomes a bit of pressure too! I feel a bit guilty if I have most of it still undone. But other stuff happens some weeks.

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      3. So glad you left a comment on my blog (thanks!) so that I could find yours. Very first post I see is right up my alley. I make my list for the week on Sunday. :)

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        1. So good to 'meet' new friends through blogging! I just love it. The list does help to keep me on track, even if some weeks I hardly seem to get any of it done!

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      4. Just like the comment preceding mine, I make a list for the week early on Sunday morning. You accomplished quite a bit on yours from last week -- good job!

        PS: Glad someone else out there appreciates Mr. Rush's acting like I do. :) I have not seen Shine but will look it up. :) Thanks for the recommendation!
        xo Lisa

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        1. Thanks! Have just come in from the garden getting some of the list done!
          Mr Rush really is fantastic! As he is Australian, I have also seen him in quite a bit of theatre - now he is really amazing in theatre! As is Cate Blanchett. Rush and Blanchett in Shakespeare is not to be missed.

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      5. Impressive list and one that you are making great progress on!! I love the knitting goals the best :)

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        1. Let's hope I can get close to them this week! Slowly, slowly though and it will all get done. I have way more in my head to do than there are possibly hours in the day.

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      6. Love that Aga!! My walls are the colour in the picture,much a joyful colour!!

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        1. Lucky you - it must look lovely!

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