Link Love: Plague, School Holidays & Rest Days

A highlight reel of what's going on in my life and a collection of useful links and information for the creatives amongst us - Angie Wilson at www.gnomeangel.comWell that was a long week… The school holidays started last week so I’ve had the Little Man home keeping me company all week and I’ve been feeling seedy for the past week. It’s been great to have time with him, but it’s been slow going trying to get work done in-between entertaining, trying not to come down with a cold and making food. Then HUBBY came down with the flu on Thursday. Legit flu, not just a nasty cold. I haven’t been that worried about him in a long time. I hate seeing him sick. Out of the three of us he’s the one that tends to be the most robust when it comes to avoiding illness. Work just ground to a halt last week and now it’s the start of a new week and I still have both the boys at home. I don’t foresee much getting done this week either and I’m hoping that my cold blows over and I don’t get the flu. But that’s the beauty of doing what I do, I’m in control and I can be flexible about how I get things done. The only downside is fighting my internal voice that keeps telling me I’m screwing up by not having stuff done on time, etc. But that will pass.

I did manage to squeeze in a blog redesign last week. It’s not a massive change, more a freshen up but I’m liking it. I still have some tweaks to make but it’ll work for now. I don’t often like to change things that are working, but I needed to spring clean. It’s weird how a bit of a tidy up can reinvigorate. I like to keep a clean working space, but on the weekend I did a big move and dust everything type of tidy up and it’s so nice to be sitting in a super clean space again. Now if I could just build up the stamina to go through and spring clean the Little Man’s room and the laundry.

I’ve been trying to squeeze in sewing in-between playing nurse and keeping the family entertained. I’m so far behind on everything it’s not funny. I have a couple of projects that I need to get out of the house and off my plate and once they’re done I know I’ll be feeling lighter about the workload. I don’t know why I procrastinate so bad on stuff I dislike. If I could improve that aspect of my personality I’d be crushing it in the life department. Guess I’d better stop typing and get back to working (and making sure the boys are comfortable).  I hope you have a super fabulous week filled with love, laughter and fabric fondling!

Lucy at Charm About You has released a new pattern for the “A Piece of Me” pouch and I’m in love. I bought this pattern on the weekend and I can’t wait to get started on making my own versions. Click here to read more.


Do you love Christmas stuffing? Shari at Good Food Week has put together a recipe for Christmas Stuffing Salad so you can have your stuffing and eat it too regardless of the season. Click here to read more.


I’m loving this quilt from Lori Holt, it’s perfect for snuggling on the couch while watching movies and the tutorial for how to make it is free. Click here to read more.


Bev at Flamingo Toes has put together a great round of blog posts on desk storage tips and tricks and there’s some great ones in here that could be used for your sewing space! (I love this space by Stephanie Bond at Bondville.) Click here to read more.


Looking to get ahead of the Christmas sewing? Then click out this tutorial by Peta at She Quilts A Lot on how to make mini stocking bunting. Click here to read more.
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  1. I know it’s hard to let things sit when there is no other choice but sometimes that is just the way it is. Hope your guy gets well soon and you don’t catch flu from him. Thanks for all you share with us! Today’s post is very helpful … I can always use tips on organization!

  2. Lots of hot lemon & honey drinks for you young lady & try to get as much rest as you can in amongst looking after your boys. Ask for some help too, if you are able. My 2 grandies who live in Canberra are on holidays too, though I do believe they are all pretty synchronised this time with Victoria & NSW on leave as well. Good to have a clean workspace, something I should do too. Take care.