Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Waiting for Tomorrow

The past two days I've been busy painting.  I'm decorating the hall and landing.  I'm not sure how I'm going to tackle the high bits above the stairwell but I didn't want to get anyone in to do the work.  I did originally get a quote for the job but was told it would take a full week and I don't fancy having a strange man in my house for that long (is that just me being paranoid?).  So it's down to me to get on with it.

All the rooms in our house are very colourful with various shades of yellow being the most prevalent.  The hall was a bright daffodil yellow, I think the colour was actually called sunshine, but this time round, I'm going for a more subtle pale gold.  It's actually more of a buttermilk colour and so far it's going well.

In the evenings I've been working on my English paper piecing quilt.  Still loving this.  It seems to grow quite quickly without feeling rushed.

I love the randomness of it.  I'm using about forty different fabrics but they all seem to work well together.

Today is the last day of my "no knitting" month.  A very productive month it has been.  I've forgotten to mention that I've also made a dress this month.  It's amazing how many other things get done when knitting and crocheting are not on the agenda.  I think I'd like to have the occasional "no knitting" session in the future, but maybe a week at a time rather than a whole month.

So tomorrow I'm back knitting.  I'm so looking forward to it.  I'm pleased I've managed to stay so disciplined, especially after all the lovely yarn purchases at Yarndale.  I've written my "to do" list for tomorrow -
  1. Knitting.
  2. Knitting.
  3. Eating.
  4. Knitting.
  5. Sleeping.
  6. Knitting.
  7. Knitting.
That sounds good to me.  See you again soon.


  1. Enjoy your knitting tomorrow. Love the fabric you have chosen, they really do look amazing together.

  2. Knitting or crocheting is so easy to just sit and do. You certainly have to make an effort to make a dress or anything on the sewing machine. I think your "no knitting"
    time is a good idea. At least you can concentrate on one item at a time.
    Will you post a pic of your new dress, Janet ?

    1. Yes, I'll try and get a picture of the new dress when I remember. I should have done it last weekend when Grace was here.

  3. I hope the hall decorating goes well, that is my least favourite room to decorate because of the whole stairs thing! The quilt looks really great, I am sure that you will keep enjoying working on it. Happy Knitting today!! xx

  4. I love your list for tomorrow - sounds like my summer days:)

  5. Your quilt looks very pretty! Good luck with the painting. Wishing you a happy weekend.
    Helen xox

  6. You are my hero staying away from knitting for a whole month! I am so impressed you made it.
    Hugs to you,


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