Thursday, 30 October 2008

Let Them Eat Cake

Am I the only one who hugely over estimates what can be achieved in one day and then ends up cross and frustrated that there's not enough time to do everything?

On Saturday I'm teaching a class on Tassels, Cords and Beads at Chelmsford Embroiderer's Guild. I thought I would be very organised and get everything ready this morning (as opposed to Friday night!), leaving the afternoon free for some degree work and a trip to the supermarket.


First of all I needed to make up some more samples of beads


So that I could make up some more samples of pendants.


That done, I needed to cut some tassels frames


So that I could make up plenty of kits of necessary materials.



Doesn't sound like it should take long does it? But it has taken all day and I'm still cutting out frames, the wet washing is still sitting in the machine and there's not a scrap of food to feed my army of men for dinner... unless of course I make them eat scones. I found time to make more of those!


22 comments:

  1. Those are beautiful beads and tassels. I love scones and yours look delicious!

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  2. Lovely beads.
    I made some scones once they didn't look like that when I took them out of the oven.

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  3. yummmm scones look lovely - i know what you mean about thinking you can do allsorts and then run out of time - verrrry frustrating!!

    xx

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  4. I know what you mean - I always think I can do far more than is really possible! Hope you get everything done for Saturday! Lucy x

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  5. Do you think that is what an English Marie Antoinette would have said? 'Let them eat scones!'

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  6. Oh Gina - I love you!!! I found my C&G sketchbooks the other day, and all my samples of machine made tassels. I even had my little mountboard frames, but when I had a go I kept messing up cause I couldn't find my actual written notes. Can you remind me pleeeease - do you stitch with feed dogs down and embroidery foot on or normal foot and teeth up?? I just got into a real tangles mess...
    And I had wanted to use them as my first ever blog tutorial lol

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  7. Fingers crossed you get it all done. Scones are the food of the gods - they should be happy to eat them ;-)

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  8. You are Wonder Woman in disguise, I just know it!

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  9. Scrummy scones and the tassels and beads look lovely. Lucky Chelmsford ladies!

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  10. i know what you mean about the hours in the day! there's just not enough- specially at this time of year. boo hoo. Nice looking scones though. x

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  11. I'm hearing you loud and clear. I forced myself to sew up a christmas stocking this evening after I returned home from work, because I have made myself such a huge to do list, and I already know I'm going to struggle to find the hours to make everything.

    Your beads do look lovely though :o)

    Monda
    x

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  12. I can understand how long all that would take but only from having similar experiences. I always misjudge especially if it's a new process. (lol learned better in quoting for work so now double the time element as still I end up pushing it!).. soo annoying.

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  13. Oh the samples the samples..they are always the thing I leave till last and always take the longest...but you've got to do them.

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  14. Gorgeous beads and scones too! Hope you got everything done you wanted - I think creative stuff always takes us longer than we expect..

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  15. I hope you got it all done, the scones look yumm and your tassels fab!

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  16. That first line could have been written by me!!
    The scones and tassels are beautiful and for a bit of trivia; I was born in Chelmsford!
    xxx

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  17. I have never made tassels, they look beautiful.
    Thought you were taking things a bit easier.
    You look as busy as a bee!

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  18. No, you're not the only one - it happens to me every day. So frustrating!

    Mind you, the things I do achieve aren't as gorgeous as those beads, tassels and kits!

    Have a good workshop.

    x

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  19. I do this every day too - without the scones...

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  20. I hope you had a good time at Chelmsford Embroiderers Guild, sorry I couldn't be there today- family commitments. Cant wait to see eveyones work when they bring it to our next meeting.

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  21. Your beads are fabulous Gina! I also have a tendency to be over-optimistic where the craft:time ratio is concerned!!

    I hope you got it all done.

    xxx

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  22. Necklaces are beatuiful. I love the beads...they look like they are all fiber...Are they?
    \Terisa

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