Monday, April 8, 2013

Lazy busy-ness

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Sewing.  Knitting.  Crocheting.  Painting something Tomato Red.  The table is piled high with projects.  Yesterday, I was lazy for awhile, draped over a lawn chair on the patio in the sun, with a cat in my lap, watching the grass grow, letting my coffee get cold.  The hens made such a big fuss over my being in the yard, bawking and flapping, hustling around after each other from one end of the yard to the other, worrying.  Looking for a snack.  I sat down and they tottered over, giving me a sideways look.  I said what they always say.  “Bup.  Bup.”  They tilted their heads at me, unruffled themselves, went back to pecking.  One jumped up on the arm of the chair, assessed things for a moment, then fluffed herself up and sat down.  The wind gently ruffled her.  She now and then made some quiet little chirp and I answered with, “Bupbup.”  I dozed there for a little bit, talking to a chicken, listening to the cat snore.  When a big cloud covered up the sun, I went in and cleaned the basement for a minute, did some laundry, worked on a sweater while bingeing on Netflix.  Walked the dog.  Ate wasabi peas for dinner.  Busy-lazy.  Getting stuff done, then doing nothing.  The best kind of day.

36 comments:

  1. I look forward to seeing that dress when it's made.

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  2. Ah,it looks like you did have a lovely lazy day. I like the pattern of the dress. Curious how it will look when you made it. Groetjes, Gerda

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  3. Lazy busy-ness, what a lovely expression, I will remember that one. I have definitely been lazily busy today. I did think about cleaning the bathroom but my crochet took over :-) Rowen@Coastal Colours x

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  4. Sounds like a great day. All your projects look wonderful. I'm for painting anything red, and that color would go with all your pretty blankets.

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  5. Sounds a perfect day - my perfect day is 80% lazy and 20% busy which helps reduce my guilt. Hope the sun is back out today x

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  6. Love the gray sweater~ ♥♥♥

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  7. I love the dress pattern and fabric - a perfect match! Can't wait to see it when it is finished.

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  8. It sounds like the perfect kind of day to me.
    Glad you enjoyed it.
    hugs to you,
    Meredith

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  9. Oh, sounds like a lovely day! xx

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  10. My kind of day ... especially the 'cleaned the basement for a minute' ... your projects ahead all look like fun. Happy Monday, Wendy :)

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  11. Dress looks promising. I am sewing at the moment too - unfortunately I am not lounging in any kind of sunshine so I am insanely jealous.

    http://joeveryday19.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/bit-of-sewing.html

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  12. I love imagening the picture of you, the cat and the chicken in harmony!
    xxx
    Hilde

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  13. AH sigh joy!!!!
    Doing sort of the same here:
    minus the cat, the chickens, and the sewing!!!

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  14. Excellent projects on the go... love the look of the dress pattern with fabric... Where did you find that lovely pattern??
    Cx

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  15. Oh Kristen I feel like I could have been there in your garden dozing with you. Sheer perfection for busy-ness! x Penny

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  16. Nothing beats a cat in a lap.
    And tomato red, obviously.

    http://homeiswherethedachshundis.blogspot.be

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  17. Lovely lazy day :)

    Btw: the sewing looks interesting :)

    Have a lovely time, Jolana

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  18. Think we've all been a bit lazy this weekend!I love the look of your crochet piece - will it be a blanket? Your knitting is so neat - the grey yarn looks very interesting too.

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  19. Your day sounds like how I spent yesterday, except I didn't talk to a chicken... I did talk to the dog. I love these early Spring days!

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  20. what a perfect way to spend a Sunday!

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  21. Aaah, don't you just love those kind of days? Hope you have many more of them.

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  22. What a wonderful day! Especially the talking to a chicken part:)

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  24. The days you post are great days. Gracias!

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  25. Wow... Hard to decide... Lazy or buzy! Love the sweater and the color is just yummy.

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  26. That's the kind of day I plan to have today -- maybe I'll even have a chat with the neighbor's chickens. :) Best wishes, Tammy

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  27. So many projects! You area versatile crafter :) all the best on accomplishing all of them!

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  28. Wonderful!!! Lazy!!!! Busy!!! Relaxing!!!
    Sometimes a day like that can feel like a holiday!!!!!!!
    Love
    AMarie

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  29. Oh how happy I am to have found your blog. Its really lovely and your writing style is very fun. I have had a good ol time looking through older posts. Your handmade things are inspiring.

    Your new follower,
    Birgitta

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  30. That's sounds like a great day full of projects. Very inspiring!

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