Monday, 29 July 2013

Anything Goes Quilt 'n Sew #28 - Busy weeks ahead!

I have been contemplating for weeks now whether I should start doing what I know I have to do, which is getting a head start on spring cleaning, or what I want to do...which without a doubt is spend time in my sewing room.

When we moved into our home in the beginning of 2012, I was in such a rush getting everything unpacked, that I was not bothered to do it properly.  I basically just unpacked boxes, putting stuff in cupboards, and closed the doors...  Now, I find myself frustrated with having to look for things, opening doors, and finding things not really where they should be.  So for the next few weeks I am planning to get a head start on Spring cleaning.  

We have two outside rooms, one we use as a laundry, and the other, is filled with stuff that should actually be in the garage.  To get things properly sorted out inside the house,  I need the one outside room to store away things, so before I can even start I need to sort out the garage first.  This will be on my agenda this coming week.

'Before' we drained and started cleaning the koi pond

At least we got a head start outdoors, during the past week we made time to clean our koi pond. The area we live in is surrounded by very large trees, so during autumn and winter there is a huge amount of leaves that fall into the pond.  Although we scoop it out almost on a daily basis a lot sink to the bottom and with time it can cause problems to the health of the fish.  



The only thing about this job I don't like much, is the smell.  Its not so much a fish smell that hangs in the air, but algae.. After a full day of scooping out goo from the bottom, brushing the sides and using the pressure washer to get it all clean, the smell can be a bit overwhelming... I wore boots, there was no way I was going to risk slipping and falling into that stinky water, but my husband was not so lucky. He slipped and as he lifted his foot out the water, his one toe nail was completely ripped out, he bumped his foot against a stone/brick that was at the bottom.  So after playing nurse, we decided to call it a day.


So yesterday, after giving it a day to dry in the sun, we rearranged everything and started filling it up.  More than 8000 liters of water!  It took about 9 hours to fill up...

I did not neglect my sewing room completely.. I made some time to carry on quilting the baby quilt I'm working on, but progress was slow.  I think before I start sorting out all the rooms and cuboards, I should make an effort to finnish the quilt.. The only thing I'm afraid of, is if I put it off for too long, I might not get to it at all...

Anything Goes Linky Party


But for now I'm sure you'd like to share some of your projects you've been working on, please link up any current projects, anything at all...  This link is open for a full week and will run every Monday.  Remember to come back next week, or follow my blog to get regular updates.

If you wish, feel free to add any other blog posts you write during the week, this linky stays open for a full week, I think its a great idea to share and keep sharing.

The rules are simple:
1.  Link up ANY post you'd like to share that features any quilting, sewing, knitting, crochet, if its hand made, why not...
2.  Somewhere in your blog post, you must link back here to my blog with a text link, or grab the 'Anything Goes' button for your sidebar.
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Happy quilting.

6 comments:

Valerie Reynolds said...

Hang in the Marelize! Moving is tough..we just spent the weekend helping our newly wed daughter get reorganized and it was worth the effort!

Muv said...

Hello Marelize,

Good luck with the spring clean! Oh your poor husband. Tell him to put his feet up and have a beer.

Linking up for the first time today...

Love from England,
Muv

Rainy said...

Out of curiosity, where do you put the koi while cleaning the pond? I'm thinking I'd like a koi pond someday...

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

Hello Marelize! Your Koi cleaning sounds quite smelly! I am sure you are glad it is behind you!

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

Thanks so much for hosting a linky party each week. After a couple of weeks of nothing much to share, I have two finishes already this week!

The Sassy Quilter said...

I have cleaned a pond before and what a job that is!!! Nice when you are done though. Thanks for the link up:)

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