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Tuesday, June 06, 2006


Given that I have a visitor today, I should be hoovering the living room floor, and washing the kitchen floor, too, come to think of it. Instead of which, I'm here with a cup of coffee, contemplating the way in which housework hangs like an albatross round the neck of anyone who is daft enough to let it... Though I do appreciate it when the house is spick, span and tidy (ish...), I don't want to spend time making it so. I'd much rather paint. Or sew. Or do pretty much anything!

Today's photograph is the piece I talked about yesterday, which needed More Stitch. When I'd added it, of course, it felt as if it was too much. But today, after a break from it, I cannot imagine it without the three circles that I added yesterday. They add interest, as well as pulling up the gentle blue and lilac colours that are present towards the centre of the piece.

The sun is shining, here, it's warm, and I'm planning to sit with my friend in the conservatory, with its view of the tidy part of the garden. And then, afterwards, I'll doubtless undo all my housework, by sewing up a storm and spreading cut threads all over the carpet...

4 comments:

nan said...

"Keeping house is like threading beads on a string with no know on the end" ... and ain't it the truth!!

nan said...

that should have been no KNOT on the end...

Anne Wigfull said...

Have you tried the reward system, Marion? .....If I iron 4 shirts then I can iron some fabric. Of course this can turn on you.... if I iron all the fabric in my stash I will HAVE to iron a **** shirt.

marion said...

There is no reward great enough, Anne!!!!!! I tend to do housework just like I work...nothing for ages, then lots, all at once!