Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Headless Chook



This week is looking distinctly headless chicken. In between the work commitments, the school duty roster, the work commitments, the nutting out of knitting with wire to look like fire (don’t even ask), the occasional dinner preparation, the work commitments (did I mention those?), I’m running around like a mother hen without a head.

Because this week could easily replicate itself into the next and the next and so on until forever, I’m just stopping for a tick to hold myself accountable. Blogs are good that way. An unexpected benefit – I find when I commit to Myrtle and Eunice, I generally see it through. That may have something to do with the avoidance of elderly lady disapproval from way up high. To date the exception has been the completion of the knitting with stainless steel silk. Probably doesn’t bode well for the knitting-with-wire-to-look-like-fire thing.

Those fabrics up there, are the recent Amitié purchasings. I’m not about to admit to addiction, preferring to describe this small obsession as a penchant for as long as denial can hold out. And I am wary buying for the sake of the stash – and for bypassing the refashioning option. So, Auntie Myrtle and Nana Eunice, these promise to become summer clothing somethings for wee ones. And that would be this year’s summer. Not next. I’ll be back with proof.

20 comments:

Kirsty said...

Eeek...did you get some wire? Good luck with the week sans head...

One Flew Over said...

My head is rolling off just reading about your week and weeks ahead. i think another Thelma & Lousi trip may be in order for you my dear!

Looking forward to seeing the summer wardrobe, great fabric choices.

Did you know denial is the first step with an addiction ;)

Tinniegirl said...

Oh I hear you. Blogs are my sanity at times like these. Stop, read, breathe, remember that slow and steady wins the race. Scratch that. Start running and don't stop till you run into something or collapse!

Mel said...

He he! I agree with Kate you are in DENIAL babe! Come on just admit it and come on over to, "The Dark Side". Lovely choice of fabrics though ... have I said before how much I wish there was an Amitie in Sydney?

Good luck with the work stuff. I am squeezing a bit of that in myself this week ;)

M* (Melanie) said...

Ahh, a woman after my own heart. I kept putting off writing a blog in fear that it required time I don't have. Funnily enough, it's the one thing I do for me that I am committed to.

In regards to Amitie, I am proud to say I didn't even know that we had a store down here let alone where it is. Please don't tell me. I need to feed my children.

FWOG. A blog. By Fi and Wendy. said...

T
What slave drivers you must work with to make those work commitment-type demands. I bet they lump you with all the work, then merrily go off skiing for the weekend, or some such.

Apart from the fact that the garden and some designers I know will wilt, may this summer be a long one to ensure time for gorgeous creations.
W

Buttons by Lou Lou said...

You sound just like my head although I am still in denial so I try not to write it in my blog! Looking forward to seeing the dresses and hope you do have a good week between all the busyness. Lou.

Jodie said...

Its headless chook over at my place too... I wish you luck!

Umatji said...

oh yes! i find the blog gives perspective and also makes me realise what I actually have done - so I understand why I feel mad! All good hey?

mrs smith said...

I am so impressed that you can squeeze it all in. Occasionally I wish I would push myself like that and yet I continue to meander my way through life achieving little and farnarkling a lot. It seems the only pace that I have the stamina for.

Can't wait to see those little lovelies made into kiddy gear. Your penchant has not steered you wrong there. That is a choice little selection you have made.

Sandrine said...

I hope your eadless choock still has its mouth somewhere to breathe!!Me too I have a penchant for buying too much fabrics with great plans that are still waiting for me ...Wish a great week ;)

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

I seem to have the whole hen house happening over here! Good luck with the aspirations of kiddy clothes a la summer 09. I think the fabric you have chosen is beautiful (if not classic ... and bound to look as beautiful in the summer of 2010 should the headless chookedness continue).

Kylie said...

I do love the word 'penchant'! Hope things settle and sort out for you soon, Tania. I find the panic comes in waves where I drop my bundle and then, like a pressure valve that's been cleared, I'm okay again until the next critical mass build up! ;) Hope the steam has been vented :) K

Madeline said...

Oh. my. stars. I'm beginning to feel a bit headless just reading your post. Good luck to you! Can't wait to see the finished summery goods.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

The wire into fire thing sounds altogether rather time-consuming , not to mention painful . Meanwhile perhaps you could train your family to exist on a diet of baked beans ....think of the time saved !! After all , if you bought in bulk , they could be delivered to your door .

Cate said...

mm mm mm. well, we seem to be in the same boat this week-though i don't have any wire to knit, i do have a flat of strawberries to weave into things before they go bad, first day of school for my 2 year old, and classes to start, laundry to do, and all that you might guess. hang in there!

p.s. love your blog. found it via kaylovesvintage.

kellyi said...

I don't have a job, I don't have school runs, and I am STILL always running out of time.

I admire you.

katiecrackernuts said...

Seriously, the run down to Christmas just gets earlier and earlier each year. Insane.

ambette said...

Reading your blog just made me realise how much stuff I have to get done!

*runs off like headless chook*

Alisa said...

From one headless chook to another, love love love your choices! Amitie ya say... hmmm (clicking finger twitching).