Saturday, 16 February 2013

A Case of Mistaken...

...identity?  Well, sort of - more a case of not knowing what day it is.  Me being the mistaken one, namely because I changed my routine... I live by the order of the list you see and when I ignore the list and go it alone, I get confoosed... very, very, confoosed I blame Grim too... having been off sick this week has also thrown my days out. He is still suffering, this flu thing really is a nasty one!  So.  The cautionary tale started on Thursday morning, bright and early, when I decided that I was going to write lists for myself... like I said, I live my life by the list.  On said list for Thursday, along with the banalities of "washing" and "drying" and even worse "ironing" were some notes to self saying "cut 40 tags" next to "stick book pages to Clearly For Art" and "stamp 90 butterflies".   Which is exactly what I did.  Well, I fib ever so slightly because Mount St Hels' ironing mountain is still intact (well, what's the point of having a list if you are going to do everything on it each day...)



Anyways.  I went off to the Room of Stash and did the tag cutting and the book page sticking, nay and thrice, I even did the butterfly stamping... and why?  In readiness for my teaching at Busy Bee's Dabble Day in Sheffield today.  That there tag is what we will be making btw.  Where am I going with this meandering tale?  Well, I did all the cutting and sticking and stamping and then I decided that I would do the rest of the die cutting and ribbon cutting and even popped them all into 30 envelopes ... meaning the whole class was kitted.  I then hit on the idea, being as I was "on a roll" that I would sort out the Distress Inks & Stains I needed to take with me... boxing them up (instead of chucking them all into the boot of Ferdy, I decided to be organised!)  and then boxing up heat tools and baby wipes and spatulas and paint... and as I was going along with all this hefting of boxes, I started to panic ever so slightly.  I mean, look at the time! It was gone 8pm and I was faffing about and still hadn't done my hair, had a bath (probs the bath would come first lol), we hadn't had tea and I needed an early night because I have to be up at 4.45am and... and... and... 



OH!  It is Thursday... NOT Friday!  You see, the moral of the story is this:  if you are of slatternly persuasion (like what I am) and you are a last-minute kinda gal (oh yesh, all my classes are kitted on a Friday afternoon lol), do not, under any circumstance, change your habits... because you will lull yourself into a false sense of what day it is.   I have to say, I was ever so relieved but I did feel rather foolish, I mean, how can one person, in the space of two hours, go from happily passing through Thursday to jumping to Friday evening?  Huh?  Anyways... it is now Friday evening and I am scheduling this post to publish itself for me... the wonders of Blogger eh?  Right, I shall away... Thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend!  TTFN

Hels x

24 comments:

Terry said...

LMAO ohhh Hels I can imagine how you must have been feeling hehehe..but on the other hand, your all done early with packing the kits and the paints and all the other goodies you gotta take with ya. Soooo you have been a really good girl and yess the moral of the every so entertaing story from you is to just stick with your habbits, your absolutely right. Enjoy your workshop at Busy Beesss and have fun. Not that that will be a problem eh? Hugs Terry xxxx and thank you for your story I just love reading them. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Terry said...

Ohh my goodness where are my manors, I was so into your story and typing something up for you that I completely forgot to tell you what an AMAZING Tag you made, I love the butterflies and the background is fabulous what a fabulous creation you have made Hels, thank you for sharing Hugs Terry xxxx

Nan G said...

giggle chuckle LOL! I too know of packing up and prepping kits 'the night before'! Thankfully I only have to wheel mine down the hall cuz I invariably forget something and have to run back n forth to get 'em. :) Must be that age thingy. I know the class had fun cuz that is a fab tag!

Ria Gall said...

Lists are great but we must do day and time checks throughout the day to keep us on track. How do I know that, yes I have been there as well.
Lovely tag Hels I really like the colours together and the overall look of the tag. Love it
Ria xxxx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Gorgeous tag - no surprise there then. :) Enjoy your teaching day.

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,
Lovely tag.
Enjoyed your story.
Have a good weekend. All the best to Grim. X

corinna hunter said...

hahahaha hehehe, there was me thinking i was the only one, that expression, derrr, comes to mind every time i get confused, or as my gorgeous 2 year old grandson says, (with a little grin on his face) "silly me." anyways, hope you have enjoyed the inky day, the tag is, as always wonderful, take care corinna.

Rebecca said...

What a muppet! In the nicest way of course, love the tag tho hope you're having fun
Happy craftin
Rebecca

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, What a lovely story, I'm glad that there is more than me that does this sort of thing, I always blame the 'age thing', but what's your excuse ha ha, oh yes - Grim being ill - hope he's feeling much better btw.
Your tag is fantastic and those peeps in Sheffield will love making this tag, and you will have arrived there feeling really fresh and raring to go after being so 'well organised' ha ha. Have a lovely day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Helen said...

I was so busy reading your story I nearly forgot to look at the lush tag!! My work colleague was looking at your blog the other day (we were very bored - NO, not at the blog, but in the office hence looking at blogs!) and he loved it!! Anyhow, hope you have remembered to get up and go teaching, and have fun!!

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, lovely tag, hehe Ive been there with panicing and then realising it was a day early. Hope everyone has fun at the class. Emma

Joanne said...

Why on earth don't you write for comedians because I laugh my socks off at your antics. I want to know how 90 butterflies get divided equally between 40 tags. Safe travels today and tomorrow which look early starts.
xx

Jacqueline said...

A great tag Hels( and a great story too.)Love the detailing in this tag,great detailing on this.Jacqueline.S

Redanne said...

Love your story Hels, glad it is not just me........... hope Grim is a little better today and that you enjoy your class. Your tag is, as ever, gorgeous! Hugs, Anne x

rachel said...

ahh - love your story too Hels - I'm a bit of a list a holic too so I know where you're coming from - fab Tag - beautiful butterflies - hope is Grim is better soon xx

Karen R said...

It must be one of those weeks, I woke up on Weds thinking it was Friday!! At least you were organised early. Wish I was near Sheffield to have a dabble, any news on something more local? x

Gail said...

Luv the tag and luved making it today in Sheffield - fab to meet you Hels and thanks for the inpsiration for me to expand my crafting - Gailx

nannapat said...

I'm another list person Hels - you see, you're so organised that you're a day ahead of yourself!! Fab tag, lucky peeps that will be making this with you. Pat x

Carole Z said...

Hels you do make me laugh...I'm a list person too, but I make them and lost the darn things! Anyways, your tag amazing, love love love it! CaroleZ

Craftychris said...

I am laughing out loud! Had to explain to my hubby what I am laughing at which has interrupted his watching of a Led Zepplin concert (a brilliant concert it has to be said). At least you were not a day late! Now that would have been a panic! Fab tag - Love it! xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Ooooh, Hels, I feel our pain! What a gorgeous tag this is, btw... bet your students LOVED it!

Gerrina said...

Loved reading this post! Most of the time I am a last-minute kinda gal, but sometimes a have a day it all starts of with a speed that is unbelieveble and I get more and more done from my list and enjoying it too! It is just a pitty that those days aren't every day...there always seem to less of them in a monyh/week; you get the idea... The only thing I'm glad about, is, that altough I'm a chaotic person, all that has to do with packing goes extremly organized. Comes from wanting to beat my dad by packing the car for the Holidays and winning it from him ever since I was about 11 years old, LOL! Well I'm off, my head says that it needs its rest, so will go to surch for some great colorful dreams (that I can use for some projects, please...) Have fun this Sunday! Hugs, Gerrina

Anita Houston said...

I so know the feeling of wondering what day it is and still neded to kit for 25 people more with only a few hours left and there's no time for sleep....you poor thing. At least you still had another day!!! Gorgeous tag! I'd take that class!!!!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Ah, that happens to me all the time. I blame it on art. When you are deeply immersed in the creative mode, time moves faster. I swear it is true! Lovely tag...the graceful bend of the butterfly wing is pure poetry!

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