May 27, 2012

The disappearing week

It was one of those weeks - disappeared down the plughole with nothing much to show for it!  I did get my haircut so that accounts for half an hour.  I made my usual weekly batch of yoghurt so that was another five minutes.

Oh yes, I read the latest Patchwork & Stitching magazine - a pleasant hour or so spent looking at lovely designs; I enjoy the adverts too!  My Swan Lake Cushion takes pride of place on the Editorial page.

It's in Vol 13 Issue No 3:

This is the second time I have used black in a design lately.  I think it really sets off this cushion cover:

Well, where did the rest of my week disappear to?  My new multifunction printer arrived, so that was an afternoon setting it all up.  (It cost one tenth [yes 1/10th] of my previous 1994 old faithful, does twice as much, and does it five times faster - got to love the new technology!)  I spent a morning researching specific places to visit on our holiday coming up in July.  Then I came to get a couple of projects organised for sending off to magazines, only to find that I hadn't written up the pattern for one of them!!!  The best part of a day drifted by, by the time I did the instructions, tidied up another lot of instructions, organised samples, checked templates etc.

I spent a bit of time on Facebook, telling the world about my husband's wonderful achievement.  His first book has been published!  It's a theological tome - very scholarly, but not dull and boring.  Super proud of him I am!

And where did the other 108½ working hours disappear to?  They just drifted away - browsing the internet, dreaming up a new pattern, answering e-mails, watching Queensland win the State of Origin rugby league match (woohoo!) while I stitched this: 

and sitting in my recliner doing this:

When it's all said and done, it doesn't really matter that I had a 'drifty' week.  Retirement is supposedly one long holiday, though we are so busy now that we don't know how we ever had time to go out to work each day!  But my sewing machine has had enough time off, and my lack of achievement this week has jolted me into action, so watch out world, I'm hopping back on!

Have a great week!


Anonymous said...

love the cushion Val,and cograts to your hubby.xx

quilterliz said...

G'day Val. It is amazing how quickly a week flies past. Though you do seem to have achieved a bit in that time. Congratulations to hubby on his book. I hope he does well with it. Your cushion cover is just beautiful. Well done. Take care. Liz...

Vesuviusmama said...

It sounds to me like you got a lot done! Love the strawberries! And I also like the black in the pillow - nice touch@

Ondrea said...

Val, there is nothing wrong with just letting the hours pass while you drift alomg aimlessly. It looks like you did achieve quite a bit anyway. We all need a little time to ourselves just to clean out the cobwebs. Love what you are working on at the moment.

Marsha said...

Congratulations to your husband for his first book! How exciting that must be! It sounds like you did quite a bit to me, enjoy your retirement time, you have earned it.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to your husband, that's wonderful! Time does sometime slip away, just little bits of this and that, and then the hours are gone!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Well done to your husband, Val! No wonder you are proud of him!!
God bless,