Thursday, 30 July 2009

Mission Accomplished..........


I managed to create order out of chaos! I cleared the mountain that was the boys ironing!

I stood, with series 6 of Friends on DVD & ironed away! It is such a gratifying feeling to see empty ironing baskets & full wardrobes!

I don't know what it is I dislike about ironing so much, the actual mechanics of it aren't difficult. I think it's just knowing that these same garments will be back in the wash again so soon - & it's never ending!!

I am supposed to be doing the laundry again tomorrow, but I may leave it until after the weekend & just enjoy the 'being on top' feeling for a few days more!!

I do need to sit & sew name tapes into the new school uniform items - but that can wait a week or so!

In between rain showers yesterday, the boys set off to the skate park on their scooters, where a group of the village children have set up a 'Secret HQ'!! They have been ambushing each other & generally getting up to mischief!



My two came home with pockets bulging - full of Crab Apples!

Apparently this was the chosen ammunition for one assault until someone mentioned that their
Mum makes Crab Apple jelly, so instead of aiming them at each other they all stuffed their pockets!

So now I need to dig out a recipe! My Mum used to make it when I was a child, I remember it being sharp, but I still enjoyed it!


So, with the ironing done & bathrooms fresh I had a guilt free scrappy afternoon today! Challenge 2 was up on Favourite Things , this time 'What's your favourite flower? Well, there's no hesitation there, Daisies have always been my favourite! I had Ox-Eye daisies in my wedding bouquet & if either of my boys had been a girl 'she' would have been called Daisy!!! So, here's what I came up with:
The journal ling reads "My favourite flower? That would have to be a Daisy! Any type of Daisy, Marguerite, Ox-Eye or your common or garden lawn daisy! As a child my Mum would tell me that the reason lawn daisies are only pink underneath is that the flower fairies come out at night to paint their colours, but as the daisies close up after sundown, the fairies can only reach the underside of the petals, how lovely a story is that? In my bridal bouquet I chose two Ox-Eye Daisies, which my Mum interwove with Lily-of-the-valley,Stephanotis, Gypsophilia & other tiny white, pink & blue buds".

14 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Oh look at you...the laundry looks great!!!! Love the LO...so much great detail and colors!!!! Love the thought of homemade jelly!!! YUMMO!!!! Great job on the challenge!!! Smiles to you my friend!!! :)

Amy Muffoletto said...

I love when my laundry is all folded and clean and smellin' good.....Just wish I had an easy button to get it there...LOL So excited about your layout... Daisies ROCK. Thanks for playing along.

Chris said...

I love your layout - the journaling is just wonderful - I really enjoyed reading about what your mum said about the fairies painting - so charming. I always feel better when the laundry is done - everything is straight and in its place for at least a few minutes. LOL! I see you are reading HP & the Philosopher's Stone - in the US the name was changed to the Sorcerer's Stone. I love all the HP books! hope you are enjoying it! And thanks so much for playing along with us on TAAFOMFT.

deana said...

That is just SO CUTE! ♥ all the daisies & how you put one on the photo.... tooo cute! Thanks so much for playing along.

Laundry & ironing.... gotta ♥ it... :-(

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!! That LO is GORGEOUS!!!!! I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the photo, all the DAISIES, and loving the JOURNALING!!! Thanks soooooooooooooooooo MUCH for playing along with us!!!! AND YAY for getting the ironing done! :):):):):):):):):)

Lisa T. Howard said...

That is such a lovely story your mom shared about the daisies. Reading it conjured up images of sweetness and love. I adore your journaling on this awesome LO. It really has meaning behind it. I am so glad you are playing along with the challenges. I just knew you would be fabulous with them!

Now for laundry and ironing...congrats to you! I really don't mind ironing but I tend to avoid the actual washing and folding of the clothes. I hate the whole process. I have no idea why...the time required for the actual effort is not that great. I think it must be having to remember to change out the loads. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! xoxo L

Euphoria said...

Sweet Daisy LO- perfect! You should check us out at thepinkninjas.blogspot.com and play with us!

Hanneke said...

OOOH Laundry! Just got home from a 2 weeks campingtrip and I had a HUGE pile!!!!:( Love your take on the seccond challenge, love all the pics and the journaling! Thanks so much for joining!!!

Jeanet said...

LOve your layout,daisies are so beautiful!Love all the photo's you used and all the little daisies...Gogeous!Love your journaling too!
Thank you so much for playing along with us!

redoaklines said...

thanks so much for playing along with us!!!! beautiful job! love it all! :)

hugs,
sarah.

Georgia Visacri said...

Love your entry for the challenge, very very beautiful page! Thnaks for playing along with us!!
Georgia

Elizabeth R. said...

I hate laundry too. I can wash it all day but I hate folding and putting away.

Life Made Creations said...

You ironed all that?! I am so impressed. I despise ironing. I won an iron, but only use it for craft projects!

Cathy Bautista said...

This is so pretty! Love the extension of the daisy pictures to the layout! Gorgeous work! :)