"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

22 September 2012

My turn...

The past few weeks I have spent time focusing on projects/gifts for other people.  The latest was another stripy blanket for a friends birthday.  Now with that finished it's my turn for something.

Not to sound selfish in any way because I have not forgotten about my new desk.  But I just needed to make something for myself to go along with my desk.

You see, the last week since starting to use the desk, I have been really protective of the desk.  I have gone so far as to placing runners and cloths on it to keep it from being damaged in anyway.  And yes, coasters are being used under individuals glasses when in the room.  The girls have small table cloths they picked out for their areas and I dug out an old runner to use on my area.  I won't speak on any length (maybe just a little) about my reaction on the first full day of usage when I saw a pencil smudge mark in one area.  Let's just say it wasn't my finest hour.  

While the old runner serves it's purpose, it just doesn't proclaim bright and cheery by any means.  So I went to my fabric stash and dug out a little bundle that has been hoarded away for what seems forever.  It is finally going to find a purpose in life.  A very important purpose indeed.  To be an ever important cheery protector for my desk.  Not too much to ask of it.  At least I don't think so.

Inspired by a book that I've had for a while, a patchy creation will be started this weekend. 

I'm hoping that no one is expecting too much of me the rest of the weekend once I get started with this.  

Dinner is now being put into the crock pot so no one starves around here.  Planning is essential. 



  1. Love it! I agree, planning is essential. :-) Your new project looks like it will be fun to put together. Your stripey blanket turned out great and looks wonderful hanging from the clothes line. I like the colors you put together for it. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Heather

  2. What a lovely bundle of fabrics---can't wait to see what you are making.

  3. I know that feeling of having something new and not wanting it to become damaged of marked. So a little project involving gorgeous fabrics sounds perfect. Can't wait to see what you come up with.
    Anne xx

  4. gah, another wonderful blanket! and i'm getting much too envious of your amazing table, especially now that you're decorating.

  5. Oh! I absoulutely love this runner on your new desk. What a wonderful idea. And I can't wait to see your new project. Most of what I make is for others as well, so I too am knitting a little something for me at present also. Sometimes we just gotta do it!

  6. Nothing wrong with making a little something for yourself. I should take a page from that book! The blanket is lovely and I look forward to your new runner. :-)

  7. Wow, what a lucky friend you have and what a sweet friend she has! Very pretty.

    What a great new work space you've created. How fun to share it with your girls!

  8. I like the new runner, it's pretty and colors are soothing. What a lucky buddy you have to get such an amazing gift! Is air getting better yet?

  9. I love the runner! I think we need to spoil ourselves once in awhile.

  10. Love love love the blankie....stripes just make me happy. I have been remiss in getting back to you after your nice comment in my space. I have been in the Philippines and a bit stressed lately, but hopefully things will start slowing down here for a bit. Happy weekend girl!