|Almost finished tea towel top!|
Honestly! What is wrong with me?
The new tea towel top that I have been designing is almost done (I am up to the strap and border) and yet I have spent my time reading, weeding and cleaning (and sleeping)–anything but actually crocheting!
Sometimes when life slows down, one notices little things that are normally overlooked when speeding through the weeks. One of those little things was 'shouting' for my attention and it relates to our newest family member: Max
(who is sitting at my feet, warming my toes as I type this).
|Max in the garden.|
On second thought, it probably relates more to the fact that my family and I are
Autoimmune diseases like lupus cause fatigue which can severely limit one's energy reserves. To save energy and time, I have tried to organise my home so that the tools and products are stored close to where they get used. I have no tolerance for wasting precious energy going from room to room fetching and carrying when I need something.
|A mini straw bale for |
daily freshening of bunny bedding.
My problem is that they can look quite unsightly. Also, once the bags are opened, it is difficult to close them up again whilst the bale is still quite full, leaving them vulnerable to insect infestation–not that we have insects all over the place, no! I just don't want the potential for any creepy crawlies or flying insects to get into the feed (see Spring Stories).
The smell of fresh oaten hay is quite lovely if you like the smell of the countryside but I don't want my family room to smell like a barn!
On Saturday, instead of grabbing my basket of half finished crochet projects, I grabbed the roll of calico from my craft corner and made a drawstring bag!
|This drawstring bag takes care of the visual clutter of hay bales. |
Much tidier, don't you think?
I'm pleased with myself because the whole project, from start to finish, was done in one day. Usually fatigue forces me to work sewing projects in stages or to abandon them until another rare day when the forces of energy, time, environment and inclination coincide.
The neutral colour of the calico blends in well with the corner of the room reducing the visual clutter. I can pull the top closed with the twisted cord made from three strands of remnant 4-ply cotton, which keeps the smell in the bag and the insects out.
This bag was for a bale of oaten hay. I look forward to making another for the straw soon. Let me know if you would like me to blog the process and I will do it with the next bag. I didn't bother with this one because I was hurrying to get it done 'before my batteries ran out'.
So that was Saturday!
Leaving Sunday (today): with the cleaner corner, I could concentrate on my crochet again.
|A 'slice' of my workspace today.|
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"Spring Stories & Spider Stitches", 22 November 2015: http://lupeyloops.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/spring-stories-spider-stitches.html
"Messy to the Max", 29 September 2015: http://lupeyloops.blogspot.com.au/2015/09/messy-to-max.html
"Resources for MCTD: Mum's Crazy Tiredness Disease", 5 October 2014: http://lupeyloops.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/resources-for-mctd.html
"Eighty per Cent", 1 November 2013: http://lupeyloops.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/living-with-chronic-illness-eighty-per.html