10 January 2009

Procrastination is the name of the game...

It seems as though this word gets used a lot at this time of year.
What a mouthful of a word! It's a wonder we procrastinators haven't come up with a shortened version. But then, that would mean less time talking and more time to actually do something, wouldn't it?

Well, I admit it. I am a Procrastinator. Big time!

My most recent example of this began on New Year's Eve about midday....

DH and I had decided not to go to any of the tempting parties we were invited to, so that we could get an early night and an early start on NYDay, instead of sleeping 'til midday and then just lying around all day. DH headed off to work on the Set of a filming project he is involved with, while I decided to make a start on the tax bookwork. (Yeah, right!)

I really wanted to start a new quilt project, but after having started the UFO Challenge , I had already decided that only UFOs were going to be done for the next 3 months, at least (apart from Christmas Challenge commitments).

I had also decided, no quilting until the books were done!

So, just to stop me from quilting, I decided our old bathroom needed a good scrub. I have hated that bathroom for years now, but between weddings and other things, we haven't been able to allocate money to a complete renovation. With the thought in mind that "one day", scrubbing regularly is about all I have committed to.

BUT, this particular day was different!

Until 3am Jan 1st, then again all NYDay, and on and off since,
I have scrubbed the bathroom twice,
scraped out all the old grungy grout from the wall tiles,
regrouted them,
scraped out old glue on the shower screens and re done them,
and have started to regrout the bathroom floor!

Next, I'm going to repaint the remaining part of the walls,
sand back the painted parts of the vanity and repaint,
attach new handles to said vanity
buy a new mirrored medicine cabinet or get new mirrors put on the old one,
then call in the plumber to do new taps,
and then ,get the bath recoated!

If I can't have a new renovation, then at least I'll have a revampation! (sounded funkier than just revamp!)

How's that for procrastination? ROFL

Anyway, here's a photo of the old floor tiles, followed by a photo of the newly regrouted ones. I forgot to take before and after photos of the other stuff.

As if that wasn't enough to keep me from the books, I have also spent time on the computer, reading blogs and shopping for bargains. (of course!)

I bought these 2 patterns from Christine. She was having a cull. "Gidget" was one of the first quilts that I fell in love with, but the local Shop only had the pattern available to those doing the class. I didn't really want to make he whole thing, just learn the techniques. Besides, I didn't really have the time to do the classes. I had forgotten about it, until I saw Christine's pattern for sale.

I also bought 2 new bag patterns to join all the other bag patterns I have yet to make up! DD wants both of these...

And a pattern for the Noriko bag that I downloaded from Lazygirldesigns.

I had bought a few copies of this pattern from Elizabeth in Canada, in December, so I have also been looking at fabric with this in mind. (One copy went to my Angel in the SCQ swap, and one copy is going to be a giveaway on this blog later)

I haven't chosen the fabric yet, but while I was searching, I did find these 2 lovely Fairy Frost FQ bundles from The Fatquartershop in the States. They really needed to be seen to be auditioned, so I had to order them. No, really... I did need to see them before buying yardage! Stop laughing!

This bundle is called 'Blushing',

and this one, 'Iris'.

(Shshsh....I have also ordered the Green bundle and the Yellow bundle.....)

And what am I doing today? Well, I should be finishing the bathroom floor, but, instead, I am busy scanning patterns and fabric and posting on my blog!

Happy Procrastinating Everyone!


  1. Lindi,,you really did post on Procrastinating...LOL!
    What a big job that floor was..but it does look nice now..
    After all that work you deserve to buy a little fabric treat..good for you!
    I should be off here and sewing..
    Julia ♥

  2. Lindi, the tiles look terrific - and so professional. Blogging is never procrastinating - it's attending to important business. That's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it LOL.

  3. LOL What can one say after reading all this........... sorry I'm stumped for words!

  4. Anonymous11/1/09 04:17

    Oh I am at a total loss for words.....
    Lovely fabrics, and those bag patterns too....

    My word you have been very busy, and I - well I have done nothing.

  5. WOW
    The tiles look fabulous - good job - and I reckon you could count it as working on a ufo.....lol
    BTW love the Gidget pattern - might have to hunt down a copy for myself

  6. Your work paid off on that floor! I can't wait to see the whole thing finished. You make me want to revamp something here. blessings, marlene

  7. Oh, you are a Handy Girl - you must feel so proud of yourself - I bet your 'old' bathroom has some charm! I'm pleased you have indulged yourself with quilty goodies, too!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

  8. omg I'm exhausted. just saying procrastination.

  9. They also serve you get down on their knees and scrub! I am the poster child for procrastination, but I'd love to give the title away----want to have it? It's yours! Which is why I'm so happy about your Get It Done idea! If I have to answer to somebody, anybody! there's a better chance I'll finish things! Love that big, roomy looking bag.....

  10. What a difference the lighter grouting makes to your floor! I wondered, if you bought the Favorite Things Everyday Bag pattern in Australia would you mind saying where from? I love the bag and would really like to make one for my daughter( and me too). Enjoy your new patterns. Happy stitching,Rowena

  11. My goodness, girl, you have been busy. Your floor tile looks fantastic. I love the fabrics and the bags. I started stripping wallpaper in one bathroom and have p-r-o-c-r-a-s-t-i-n-a-t-e-d to finish. You are inspiration.

  12. Your revampated tile floor looks great!

    We procrastinators of the world should unite....but let's think about it for awhile.