Friday, 19 October 2012

Settee Life

As I enter my third day with my foot up on the settee, I reflect on what I have learnt whilst having all this time imposed on me to reflect and rest. The first thing is that I am totally rubbish at sitting still. I am up and down and up and down, just getting this, wanting to just quickly do that... I know that I am not sitting still because it takes a lot of organising and comfort making to sit on a settee with your foot and ice pack resting on a pile of cushion. (Fortunately ice becomes less effective after 48 hours which I am pleased about because it is such a faff).


 My second observation will come as no surprise to my husband (he did tell me last night to just sit and watch TV and stop doing lots of other things.) I do overload myself with things to do. I am sitting on the settee, but I have two crochet projects with me, the laptop, a book, wires and electronic devices all over the place. I am writing this blog, intermittently crocheting, popping into the kitchen to do the odd job, downloading / uploading photos and trying to learn all about blogging from the fabulous Pip Lincolne (Meet me at Mike's) and her Blog School.

I have however finished my before and after / upcycling project from last week. It's a wonderfully cheap frilly pillowcase transformed into a petticoat because there can't ever be too much pretty stuff in my world, even if it has shrunk to the size of the settee.


Before


After

I am rather pleased with it and of course it would go much better with my vintage ox blood boots than with my crochet cushions but then that's settee life for you!

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2 comments:

  1. I was smiling reading this post as i'm exactly the same. I'm preggy and trying to take it easy in the afternoons so i'm also into serial, seated multi-tasking! Love the petticote, such a clever idea!

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    1. Thanks for your comment Max and I am totally with you on the serial seated multi-tasking, I think not sitting down whilst I'm sitting down resting is my talent.

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