By midday I had:
Removed the Margurite lace from my bolster cushion. It's looking fantastic too if I do say so myself. If you've ever removed a zillion and one pins from something you get the idea. (I think I'll offer this piece for sale so if you're interested you can contact me - just click on the envelope in the top right side bar there - and I'll give you first dibs and an extra generous discount.)
I made good progress on my current lace project, which I was hoping to spend far more time on over the weekend then I actually got around to, so now I feel better about having caught up.
I met my educational goal for the week - I try to learn new stuff every week about how to improve my blogging, history, sewing, etc.
I checked my email and social media channels;
- You've been able to find Purfylle on g plus for a while now.
- Purfylle is still settling in over at
- And Purfylle has just set up over at
I had the third load of laundry in the washing machine; the second in the drier and the first load folded. Today is laundry day after all.
Aannnd I got my pattern making table cleaned off the rest of the way!
There were over 20 patterns and pattern drafts on there. I really need to get them more organised so I can keep track of them all, but put away is a good start.
Now my table looks like this.
If you missed how it looked before you can see the complete shamefull mess here. (..tomorrow, a week later, whatever.) The important thing is that I can get sewing! (Dare I say...tomorrow?) That stuff on the table is actually a bolt of fabric with some dust covers on it. I'll probably be pre-washing the fabric in the next few days.
The reason I was able to get all of that stuff done is I have a cleaning schedule, without which I would probably have felt unfocussed and overwhelmed and my time this morning would not have been spent in such a purposeful manner.
Also, I know I'll get the dishes done this afternoon as part of my usual daily tasks routine, which means there isn't a part of my brain thinking that maybe I should be doing the dishes instead of this other stuff.
The cleaning schedule also means that because I got so much done before midday I will feel like I can allocate the time out of my day to do exercises which I have been a bit slack on lately. I'm aiming to do them everyday but sometimes I only do them a couple of days a week and whenever I feel like there's too much to do I will let them slide even though I know I shouldn't. Umm, in fact I better go and do that now or I'm going to run out of day - again.
It still amazes me how this cleaning schedule thing works.