Do you ever find yourself thinking that a project is doomed? I’m starting to think that about my dad’s birthday pressie. I seem to take one step forwards and 3 back as I find I’m missing one vital thing after the other (oh, and you can’t get all the things in the same place, and I rarely find I haven’t got something until I’ve solved the previous issue anyway) Tonight after work I’m picking up what I hope will be the final missing thing, and when I see him a week on Friday I will hand over a parcel come hell or high water! Also, HMRC e-mailed me to remind me to file my tax return, so I did that as penance.
In the meantime I’ve #sweatnsew’ed with Jillian and walked 6 miles around town on Saturday and finally got my bike trainer up and running yesterday (the most I’ll say about that is that clearly the person who came up with this idea had about 50 times the amount of space I had to play with!). After Jillian broke my upper arms, I didn’t sew in the evenings last week, but I did finish another little something…
Finishes This Week:
More Lego may have arrived from him down south – this is a cargo plane, complete with motor which opens the front and back cargo doors as well as turning the propellers, plus there’s wee gear handles to move the flaps on the wings around.
In Progress This Week:
I got another couple of Cherie blocks down (for those not following the series of these, the fabric line is called Cherie, and my lazy arse hasn’t come up with a better name for the project!)
To Be Worked On This Week:
Finishing the birthday pressies!
Sewing date with my local bloggy friends on Saturday afternoon – I’m planning to take my Stitch Tease blocks from last year and see if I can get a completed top by the end of the 4 hours. I suspect talking may take up some time thought ;o)
Going to Cycle Revolution at the velodrome
Hexies – I have 16 hours I’ll be on the train early next week for work, plus an overnight stay, so I’m planning on glue basting a good pile of hexies for a few different projects
Linking up with Lee and the gang:
I need to sit down and do my birthday present as well but can not get in the mood for it. I see myself sitting on the sewing machine at 3am in the morning on his birthday to finish it .. same procedure as last year 😀
I'm not sure about doomed but I can definitely swear to a project being possessed by a malign spirit…
I sweatnsew'd too! Always a good feeling. Your Cherie blocks are lovely and that plane is amazing.
I've had a few projects that just seemed doomed to failure. One I simply set aside for three years, but you have a pretty hard deadline and probably can't wait that long. Good luck!
I have the distinct feeling I should be sweatnsewing too. Weight loss seems to have stopped. Your comment on your bike made me laugh, we have a cross trainer with the same thing,. your Cherie blocks are coming along nicely.
Love the lego! Niki has signed up with a personal trainer for a month – is there a hashtag for sweat and ache and too bloody knackered to sew? (And doubtful I will live through another eight sessions!)
God bless Gillian, I am so glad you are not sewing at night. I'm sure if you don't get Dad's pressy finished this week it will be next.
I've bought the infamous Jillian DVD…. haven't got it out of the cellophane yet….
Not to worry about the pressie. There's plenty of time – after all it's 351 days to the next one;-) Oh and I want to play with your plane:-D
Um that's 352 days;-/
Love your to do list. I wish mine let me stay in one place for a day….adding friends in would be bonus.
Do you have a big display area for your Legos now? I've lost track of how many you made, but it was a lot! 😀
I hate that feeling of realising, yet again, that you still don't have everything you need. Just had a 'doh' moment last night when I discovered I had the wrong slider for your bag – entirely my fault but so annoying to have to place another order for just one thing! Juliex
I love that you make lego models, that plane looks particularly fun with it's moving gears and bits. Have fun sewing hexies on the train.
Punch Jillian for me! So proud of you, girl!! Go Go Go!!
I cannot wait to hear what dad's pressie is. unless it is shepherd's pie. then shame on you.
eugh, that happens to me all the time, and no, you can never get all the bits you need in one store…. poooo. Saturday sounds good!