- cleaning the floors (not sure why we ever thought light coloured carpet was a good idea in one of the boys room!),- washing our dog Tess, (she of course promptly found a patch of dry dirt to roll in!), which led to...
- scrubbing the bathrooms,
- 5 loads of washing (including the dogs bed - no point in an almost clean dog on a dirty bed, is there?)
- changing the bedding (well only ours really, the boys are old enough and I have them trained to do their own)
.... I wondered whether to have a snooze on the clean bed or steal an hour or so to work in the Or Nué daisy. Happy to report the daisy won if only for an hour or so.
I haven't touched it for over a month and I discovered two things; my eyes are getting worse and I haven't been looking after my hands so the silk kept catching. A friend of mine, Margaret Lee told me a trick of rubbing your hands with salt and lemon juice before you go to bed to help rough hands. I will try it tonight and let you know how I go.
I am getting there. A few of the petals are almost done. The spaces between the petals have increased so I need to add couching stitches there too. I decided to use a very, very pale pistachio green silk (instead of gold coloured sewing thread). The idea is to try and add a light green tinge to the gold - a bit like the green light in a garden. We'll see if it works.
My last post about getting things finished got me a bit motivated to finish some more of my UFOs. I seem to get more done when I have a deadline, so I have decided declare February the month for getting as much finished as I possibly can. I will call this little project 'Finished in February'. I have set up a group on Flickr, hoping that some of you will join me and we can get finishing together. I will be showing you my before picture(s) before February 1 and if you like you can post your over here. I will be happy to hand out any tips (if I am able to help) if you are stuck with something.
Have a wonderful weekend,