Poppy Patchwork

My little bit of this big World

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Making list.

2nd sleeve finished, the contrast colours help with the row counting, making it quicker to knit up. 
 I know I'm short, but this is ridiculous, I'm about half way down, loads more stitches so slower pace.  
The last 2 weeks have flown by, both hubby and I have got loads done, the house and garden is looking good, but life is much easier when the sun shines. Hubby has planned a few projects to do, he is going to clean our metal garden table and 2 chairs and paint them green, the same colour as the garage door, he has the paint and the time, it started me thinking so I have made a list of things I want to do, rather than just let the time slip away, so in no particular order.....

  • Learn Tunisian crochet, I have seen a video of a blanket I want to make.
  • Sew 2 cot quilt covers from a king-size quilt. 
  • Sew beanbag from old pair of curtains.
  • Finish 1 cross stitch, O Touchan Christmas tree, it's half done. 
  • Knit socks for Christmas gifts
  • Finish the online BSL course, I love sign language and want to keep going.
  • Create my 2019 blog book, this is more difficult, the publishers have changed their format, and I am struggling, but on wet days I can sit and edit.
  • Knit from my stash, I have loads of yarns. 
That's enough for now, the list will focus my mind, I still have plenty of books to read and there is always my garden. This week, my lettuce seedlings are showing, I have planted tomato seeds, and am trying to grow a cucumber. I am doing a bit of baking and cooking with hubby, he makes most of our meals, to me it's a chore, but he does love to cook.
I am a list maker, if not on paper then in my head, it helps me, I am OCD about order and control, I do try to keep it in check, so not to overpower anyone, I am lucky hubby feels the same about order, we always have a very tidy house. I feel more comfortable with what is happening in our world, the sense of panic and fear has lowered, it won't ever go away. 


  1. I think this enforced time at home is encouraging everyone to get on with all the jobs they've been putting off. It's nice to have time to do some of the enjoyable things we've been putting to one side too. You'll have that cardigan finished in no time now that the sleeves are done.

  2. We've managed to get on top of sowing and planting up for the allotment which is good. OH sowed lots of salad seeds into one of our raised beds yesterday, so we're on our way now to growing some food which should help. I hope it stays fine for your hubby's tasks.

  3. What a great list. They do keep us focused when we need to be home and not out and about.

    God bless.

  4. It's good you have a garden to go out in. Your list shows that you're going to be busy. It will be satisfying once you start marking items as completed.

  5. Yes, I'm a bit of a list person too, I find they help keep me focused.

    All the best Jan

  6. I’m a great one for lists and always have a ‘to do’ list, which normally incorporates crafts or gardening. But I think I might take a leaf out of your book and do a crafting list!

  7. I love lists too, ticking stuff off as it gets done, helps my OCD.

  8. I'm a list person too and like you I like neat, tidy and order.



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