Thursday, September 29, 2011

It’s All in the Timing



Which is something I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN with that breezy half-pledge to come over all blogging blogger. Only a parent living in her very own dream scape could contemplate such a happening at the BEGINNING of school holidays. (I have a slow-on-the-uptake gene).

Also born with a leave-things-to-the-very-last-minute gene, I began work on my Bunting Swap at 10pm the night before the postal deadline. I have never made bunting before. Pretty easy, I thought and already with a plan in mind, I started hacking into my treasured collection of misprinted and practice run linen tea towels. I sewed all these hacked up bits back together and, like Nic, fell in love all over again with the wrong side of the fabric.



’Course all that seam business on a heavyweight linen does not for nice bunting make. At midnight I started a new set.



In the morning, the weather was not conducive to pieces of ‘bunt’ gaily swaying in a light breeze for photographic posing purposes. The trampoline was hovering on take-off; the gale blowing spring blossom like snow flurries.

The hardy third kid, who also drives a hard bargain, (yes – but if we can make cake!), agreed to huddle against the shelter of the fence and tightly hold a bit of string.



I timed the sending of the five packages to perfection. The heavens opened and Someone Up Above tipped a bucket of water on my head just as I reached the postbox a few puddles in front of the postal guy.



EDIT:
It has come to my attention that the Bunting Swap deadline was extended. Ahem. Funny, I do vaguely recall that particular email whizzing right by my left ear. So now I am busy smugly basking in the afterglow of a deadline NAILED, waaaay ahead of time, for the first time in my whole entire life.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hooley dooley, with the gentle 'sea breezes' we've been experiencing here T, it's a lucky thing the hardy third kid isn't in New Zealand or beyond by now...

Jennie said...

What timing!

I do like the 'seam' bunting!
Great effect.x

yardage girl said...

Love yours! I'm still not finished ... got distracted by a lamp shade ... must do it today! Nic

Tas said...

Definately a focus problem. When the school holidays start here, I focus on
1. keeping sane and
2. keeping sane.
Nothing else matters. Not getting the right amount of fruit and veg into the kids; not stimulating their little minds and bodies each day; certainly not a bunting swap ;)

(But it is jolly lovely bunting though, old girl)

Annie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous bunting :D

Fer said...

Then it was definitely meant to be... :D

flowerpress said...

Beeyotiful. Its about now I'm wishing I'd signed up for some bunting x

Nikki said...

There's a fair bit of seat-of-pants aviation going on here, too (and it sounds like we decided to run for the post office at exactly the same time - re: great big downpour - yesterday).

Tammi said...

Oh man...I sure hope I am a lucky recepient of one of those bunts :)

Um wasn't the final date for those extended? I sure hope so cos I ain't even started yet.

x

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

Loving the bunting!
Not loving the weather so much. Spring?? What happened?
And now we're all sitting inside at home waiting for the smallest to break out in spots (due any day). Chicken pox on school holidays, yippee!
Did Tas write something about 'keeping sane' .........

A Peppermint Penguin said...

I haven't made a birthday present for a birthday on Saturday. I was goin to be like you and get it into the post today. Then I found she's gorn off to the highlands til Tuesday, so I'm slacking again :D

I think my own procrastination tendencies will now come under the heading "but that's how Tania does things!". Yeah, buck passing. Works.

That kid has a big future. What kind of cake did she get?

Linda said...

So beautiful!

june at noon said...

I do like those seams, too. Of course, I noticed your third kid had her customary bare arms for those gale-force, snowish breezes! :)

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Your assistant was quite right .
Bunting , even soon to be other people's bunting , calls for cake .... and lots of it.

Lola Nova said...

Lovely bunting, but now I am intrigued with the sewn together bits.

I have a perfect record of timing lately, I get it wrong every time.

“I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments.”
― Jim Morrison

Bonnie said...

very charming bunting there!

katiecrackernuts said...

The tension (hand-held), the drama, the suspense, the climax. You've got it all. ;)

Mama of 2 boys said...

You never fail to make me smile Tania, so witty, intelligent and damn funny! It is such a compliment that I say this, but I really have to concentrate reading your posts, so much to absorb and I don't want to miss a thing!
Bunting looks superb! Love that you bargained with your young one to assist with the photography of it... it's always about the trade off ;o) xo

Little Gumnut said...

Thank you so much for your lovely bunt and the cards! Just gorgeous!!! Very clever girl you are. I had to grin when I read your post about the deadline!! I hadn't even started mine when I got yours so it spurred me to get cracking!

Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

Gorgeous bunting! Your 'edit' cracked me up! The only time I get things done way ahead of time is under similar circumstances. ;)

Sally said...

Great bunting, and a great bargaining by #3 ;)

Leah said...

Thank you for my bunting. I've now sewn my flags together and I like them very much x

Leah @ SewToBed