Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tuesday.


Its Tuesday morning.

So far today I have somehow gotten the girls to school in clean uniforms and nit free hair. I have baked apple and rhubarb muffins and have bread dough proving, I have washed and hung two loads of washing and done a bit of a house tidy up after the long weekend.

Bren is on the phone to a woman who wants to do an internship with us. I am obsessed at the moment with people realising their passions, how wonderful to be able to help someone discover and live theirs.

Miss Pepper is hot and sick. I can't please her. I couldn't get the temperature of the bath just right, she wants her apple cut up, not cut up, peeled, with the skin on, she wants clothes but not those clothes, a drink that is not water or juice or milk, a grandmother who is in Melbourne, to go to the skate park, naughty Mama.

Playschool is making her happy for a bit though so I can sit with her and do a few rows of my lace trim, plan the blanket/sheet project in my head and feel sad that I've run out of wool about four rows from the end of Michelle/Leonie's wrap vest. The knit version must be tighter because Leonie used 300grams of wool where so far I have used 420grams and am not finished.

I can't wait to finish it and wear it. It is cold here.

This wonderful package came from the lovely Sara this morning. The bizzy buzzy bee even made Pepper smile for a bit when Bren was buzzing it at her pretending to try to sting her. Thank you Sara so much, you have no idea how wonderful it was to receive your gorgeous pin cushion surprise today.

So what are you up to today?
I hope somebody does something for you that makes you smile.

40 comments:

  1. Hi Kate,
    You painted a nice family picture 'this morning'...but it is night here! So I'm on my way to bed. LOL Glad your girls got to school in clean uniforms. I struggle to keep my DH in a clean uniform. :) Good Night!

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  2. Wow, very productive! Love that lace, it looks great and hoping for good health for Miss Pepper soon. x

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  3. EEK! Don't you just hate it when you have that four rows short of wool malarkey happening? Congratulations on the clean school uniforms thing. I was chuffed enough that there were clean undies all 'round and the kids didn't need to wear bathers under clothes (again) today...

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  4. Sounds like you are having a productive day Kate. I hope Miss Pepper feels better soon

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  5. Boy you sure have been productive! I love your lace trim, so pretty..I hope Miss Pepper is feeling much better very soon...

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  6. I hope your little one cheers up soon, maybe she is coming down with something. Isabelle used to get like that and then a few days later had a cold. I love your crochet lace, how beautiful. Hope you and your family have a lovely week!

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  7. Poor Pepper, hope she feels better soon. You've done well to do so much this morning. I've done the school run, two loads of washing, made a doggy door flap, cleaned the dining room, play area and the kitchen and had about 10 cups of tea. Now to do a blog post and get back to do the school pick up. Love your lace trim, I don't think I could crochet that small. xx

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  8. hope the little one is well soon. And I hate apple fits. It makes me want to buy a million apples and fix them all differently just so I can win.

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  9. Your lace is making me feel a bit faint, it's really lovely! I'm sure with a bit of practice and a lot of determination I could make something vaguely resembling that but, I'm quite certain I wont.

    Pony Girl refused to take off her berry/oatmeal/applesauce/orange something or other stained nightgown for the second day in a row. I refused to care and it has been fairly pleasant all day, though there is a good chance that when she's in the bath and not looking I will spirit it away to the washing, it's beginning to have an odor.

    I hope that intern is a passionate and hard worker.

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  10. WoW, your lace trim is just beautiful, hope Miss Pepper is feeling better soon. Love the pin cushion too.

    x

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  11. ah isn't it the most annoying thing running out of wool that close to the end?
    hope miss pepper perks up soon!
    xox

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  12. I think i'm giving the appearance of being productive? I've got a lemon tart in the oven, done the usual 3 loads of washing, shopping (food & fabric!).
    I love the sound of apple and rhubarb muffins, yum!

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  13. What a day! Hope Miss Pepper is better soon. Sounds like you got it totally right but just being with her when she was sick. Not naughty mama at all! :o)
    What did you use for nit treatment? My friend came to the door a month ago when my girls were wearing two tonnes of conditioner and glad wrap on their head. She nearly wet herself laughing. There's got to be a more dignified method!

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  14. Reading your post made me smile...a wicked evil, knowing and nodding kinda smile that absolutely reeks of "ah Im so glad I am not the only one who is having a day like yours/mine"...Yous in evil emapathy Pip

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  15. My friend just cleaned my fridge for me, the ultimate sacrifice!! Did I spot the tiniest bunting in your package?? So cute! I can't wait to see what you come up with. I have to confess I haven't done anything original lately, it's weird how sometimes you have lots of ideas and sometimes none!

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  16. Goddamn it IS cold, freezing infact - a bit hard to type even, have just come in from out the back where I have been painting all day with a desperate need to defrost.

    Poor Pepper... Poor Mama... ;)

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  17. It's a lovely morning here - after a few miserable days! I've been for a 3 mile walk, had breakfast, heading now for the shower. The washing is ready to hang out and I cooked today's dinner yesterday - so I'll be having a fun day in the studio sewing!!

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  18. all things chooken related!!

    hope you had a great rest of your day.
    xx Amy

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  19. three cheers for nit free hair and morning muffins. sorry to hear miss p is unwell and a bit crabby. hope she picks up soon and doesn't share the lurgy with anyone else. love your lace trim. have a good week

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  20. ohhh, what a day!
    poor lil Miss Pepper, hope she is better soon.
    hope your wednesday is a quiet one with absolutely NO washing to do (i am not a fan of folding clothes!!)
    hugs to you lovely Ms Kate.

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  21. My goodness, you are a productive lady! And under some rather trying circumstances that sound rather familiar to me today...

    I hope you get a chance to get some more yarn fast!!

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  22. Ahhhhh! Just gorgeous, can't believe you have crocheted that trim, fantastic! And I love that quilted dress! I have cut out the pieces of a wrapdress that is reversible from dark denim and flannel checks but not sure how to fill it and quilt it, thinking of putting another layer in from a second hand blanket and crazy quilting it. Yeah, I might do that. Thanks for the inspiration , love your blog.

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  23. Lovely taste of your day. The lace looks very pretty. Hope the little one feels better soon. xx m.

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  24. Oh kate, what a day. I can't believe how much you had gotten done already. I think you might officially be super woman. The lace is beautiful. Poor old Pepper hope she feels better soon, but poor old Mum too!
    I wish i lived around the corner so I could lend you a hand or give you a break
    xo

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  25. Poor little possum. It's hard for both of you when little ones are sick. I hope Miss Pepper has a good sleep and feels better tomorrow.

    The lace you are working on is beautiful Kate.

    Take Care xo

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  26. beautiful HONEST post! thanks for your kind words on my blog.

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  27. I feel like a fly on your wall, thanks for letting me in. Somedays are just so hotch potch aren't they! Love your trim and get well wishes for little Miss Pepper. x

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  28. You are fast! I have just passed the first arm hole on my wrap. Hope you get more yarn soon. Hope Pepper is better soon.

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  29. Oooh I love that lace, so delicate.

    I hope Pepper is feeling better soon so you can get to the skate park.

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  30. Oh, Kate...what a day! Hoping Miss Pepper is back to herself soon, and that you're well fortified with chocolates and tea to keep your spirits up. You're amazing to have gooten so much done this morning...

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  31. 2 words .....
    Domestic goddess.

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  32. Lovely lace :) Wishing you warm tea, more wool, and a better day tomorrow for your little Miss.

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  33. congratulations on the nit free hair, we too need to do this again. Must be a plague spreading across Victoria. Also hope that your little girl is feeling better today.
    Our day today is just lazy, cooking muffins, washing, hiding fabric from the husband- you know the drill :)

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  34. Oh..no...only 4 rows LEFT!!! Gee you must have flown through it...and kate...that wider blog and larger photos are looking MAGICAL!!!!! xxxxx

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  35. Wow - you must get up early Kate you've got a lot done early!
    That description of a sick child is perfect - they don't know what they want but yet it's your fault, everything!
    Hope Miss Pepper is feeling better.

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  36. the lace trim is gorgeous... I love all this inspiration from chacking out the blogs! And I LOVE the vest you are talking about, I'm inspired to try it... once I've done the kootoyoo granny shrug (I bought half the wool for it today!!!) I'll try the knitted version of the vest! Looking forward to seeing yours!!!

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  37. yes, that old crochet wrap does chew through the yarn - I am only half way through mine and have used 300gms....

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  38. I really enjoyed this post. I have read over a few other posts you have up and I will say you do a great job of blogging. I will be looking for new post daily...Keep up the good work! I invite you to see my post, I hope you will find interesting too.

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  39. Are you sure you only started crochet last year??? That lace is divine! I will have to work my way thru a crochet trims book, it obviously makes a difference :-) Hope Pepper is feeling better? Show her the photos of the puppies I put up, they are so cute now! Want one?

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  40. Your little girl is just beautiful and I love the incredible clothes you come up for her! How inspiring!

    Apple Rhubarb Muffins sound fantastic! I would love the recipe...unless of course it's a family secret.

    Thanks for sharing and I hope your little one is better soon.

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