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countdown and round-up

I’m on countdown. I can’t wait – 12 more work days until I get summer holidays! And actually I manage to have a day off (in lieu of the trip I went on a while ago) this coming week! How lovely for me!

I’m looking forward to much more crafting, much more blogging and maybe even some writing. How fun for me! Has anyone that’s reading this actually written a book and had it published? I’m just curious – I’ve always wanted to write a book (except when I was little and wanted to be an artist, but that was never going to happen!) and I have some ideas I’m dying to get down. Just wondering what the process and prospects are like…  entirely curiosity!

Any-who… I owe you all a round up or two. Hopefully I’ll manage to keep on top of this a bit more in the summer when I’m not working every living hour! Or… I’ll be laying in the sun and ignoring you even more.

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Gary at Gary Byles Photography

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Cathy at Nana Cathy dot com

Letters:

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Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Cathy at Nana Cathy dot com

Don’t forget, you can still join us on my photo challenge! Just join in anytime – the next topic is ‘close’. Use the multi-meaning word as you see fit! Happy shooting!

-Jamie

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why i don’t blog more often

This could be called – why I don’t finish crafts I’ve started…

I am a procrastinator. That is all…

masked procrastinator

Okay, maybe there’s more to it than that! In fact, I know there is!

One of the reasons I can cope with teaching is that I have like to have a million things going on at once. With teaching, it’s not just the standing in front of the class. It’s planning, assessing, teaching, marking, paperwork, counselling (let’s not kid ourselves), mediating, entertaining… Let’s not forget reports. I just finished those!

Realistically, I am exactly the same way with my crafts. I have so many different crafts on the go at any given time that very little gets done. I’m pretty sure that my mom would tell you that I’ve always been that way – more going on than I can cope with.

So I thought for a little fun, I’d round-up my ongoing projects, be it craft or otherwise.

  1. My garden is always ongoing. Right now it counts as something to do because it needs weeding. DESPERATELY!
  2. Seedlings – I have a bunch of plants in seed trays that want to go into larger pots fairly soon. And by soon, I mean yesterday…
  3. My tribal print dress – I love this and can’t wait to wear it. No clue why I’m still taking a break from it. I should start back on it soon!
  4. Tank top – I bought some pretty material for pretty cheap, and thought it would make a pretty, quick top. It wasn’t as quick to make as I’d hoped, so there it sits…
  5. Elephant door stop – I made a cute door stop to prevent a door banging all night. I used an online pattern, and it didn’t turn out as pretty as I had hoped. Realistically, this project is finished. But could I be bothered to photograph it so I can call it really done? Ha!
  6. I finally decided what to do for memories of our travels. I’ve bought lots of things for this, and hope to get it under-way soon, but haven’t started yet.
  7. Since we were married (almost five years ago), I have intended to make a scrapbook of our wedding. I FINALLY started it last night. I suppose then I can hope to finish it before our 25th…  I’ll try to share the pages with you as I finish them!
  8. This necklace. I tried to make it before Christmas, and still love the idea, AND have bought all of the necessary materials, but haven’t bothered fixing it after it flopped!

I’m sure if I looked, I would find even more projects that aren’t completed – my hubby will probably remind me of some! I love crafting, and can’t wait to start more, but hopefully I’ll finish a few of these soon!wpid-superwoman-clipart

In the next few months, I also want to start a quilt and a Christmas tree skirt. Hopefully, I’ll finish a few things so I can get onto these!! 🙂

What have you got on the go at the moment?

-Jamie

 

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freshness

Hi all!

Been enjoying the summer weather – my garden is starting to look great – I’ll have to do another post on it soon! I’m getting really excited about hopefully having lots of delicious vegetables to choose from! Yumm!Summer

I’ve also been doing some sewing – started and finished a little project this weekend – I’ll share that with you soon!

And so to the round-up…

Thanks for sharing all your versions of ‘fresh’ – lots of lovely summery stuff!

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Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Cathy at Nana Cathy dot com

Don’t forget, you can still join us on my photo challenge! Just join in anytime – tomorrow’s topic is ‘green’.

Also, if you want to be included in my weekly round-up, please make sure you link your blog post back to me!

-Jamie

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better late than never? a round-up

Hi, here is the promised round-up:

Week 20: middle

My photo

Gary at GaryBylesPhotography

Melissa at TheAranArtisan

Sandra at WildDaffodil

Cathy at Nannycathydotcom

Week 21: wisdom (who thought of these ridiculous words?)

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Melissa at TheAranArtisan

Sandra at WildDaffodil

Cathy at Nannycathydotcom

 

I do TRY not to neglect my duties! And I love you all for forgiving me when I do neglect you!

-Jamie