Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Little Bit of Brightness

On my way to turn off the greenhouse heater this morning, I spotted this little beauty in flower.

It's a self sown hellebore seedling that appeared last year but this is the first time it's flowered.

I suspect it's a hybrid and isn't a pure variety but it's a lovely mix of dark pink and lime green,

just perfect to brighten up the dullness of a grey December morning.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

What To Do First?

I've come to the conclusion that I need more hours in the day.  I've got so many unfinished projects, so many ideas and a whole list of things to do that I don't actually know where to start (or even what to finish).  I think the inside of my brain must look a little like my workspace looks at the moment - there is no apparent order but I do actually know exactly what's there!

Projects lurking on the table are:
  1. Unfinished cord skirt for work (on back of chair)
  2. Abandoned pink silk lace knitted shawl (abandoned as the stitches keep falling of the needles and I always seem to have the wrong number!)
  3. Green crocheted beaded lacy scarf 
  4. Pile of bits for textile piece 
  5. Hair scrunchies for work
  6. Pressed rose petals that I now can't remember what I'd planned to use them for
  7. Seedheads (collected for a good reason at the time)
  8. 2 wall tiles, one covered in crackle paste and the other in molding paste and marble dust (don't ask why!)
Also on my "to do list" are:
  1. Get on with an interactive fantasy story setting resource for The Treasure Tree (aliens, fairies, mermaids etc)
  2. Experiment properly with the watercolours I bought in August
  3. Sort out the shelves (hidden from view in the photo) so that I can clear some stuff off the floor
That's a list of 11 without even thinking about Christmas and everything that I should be doing for that - the only thing I've done so far is make the cake which Fran has promised to help me eat!

I really should go and get on with something, but I'm not sure where to start!  Maybe I need a  cup of tea first (and of course I'll need to reclaim my chair before I can do anything).

Am I the only one needing more hours (or less ideas) or do other people suffer from this problem too?  I'd love to know...