Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Housework can't kill you, but why take the chance - Phyllis Diller 

Julianne  asked me yesterday how I found the time to tackle a Nearly Insane quilt with so many other projects on the go, and I told her that my time was pretty much my own, which means I can please myself what I do and when I do it.

We have a fairly structured life, I nearly always do my housework on a Wednesday, as that is the day when I have the least amount of time to sit and sew.  The Mister helps out by doing the vacuuming  and ironing (not that we have a lot of ironing, but it all helps).

 I usually pre-plan meals and we are both quite happy to eat the same thing a couple of days in a row, our biggest meal is usually lunch and we usually have a snack around 0530 (crackers and cheese, fresh, raw veges and fruit).   Pot-sticker dumplings are my favourite go-to meal when I've been so engrossed in sewing that I've forgotten about getting food ready.   In the time it takes to boil a pot of water to steam some vegetables, I can prepare the vegetables, heat the pan for the pot-stickers, then cook the vegetables and the pot-stickers and be eating in 10 minutes.

Here are two quotes that I have always liked:

There was no need to do any housework at all.  After the first four years the dirt doesn't get any worse - Quentin Crisp, The Naked Civil Servant, 1968

My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance - Erma Bombeck


  1. I, too, like to sweep the room with a glance... *LOL*

    Love the backs of your blocks... very neat!

  2. I love a good quote that gives me any excuse to sew!!!!

  3. Ha Ha Pip!

    my pot stickers are things I've burnt.... because I got so engrossed with bloglurkijng that I forgot to check the stove :(

    Those pink stripes all matched up ....are amazing.

  4. Great cleaning quotes Pip!
    I really love the precision in which you piece your blocks! The way you press open all those intersecting seams is fabulous!


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