The follow-through

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 Permalink

I know I very rarely follow through on my brainwaves.

My Richard Armitage (or <insert name of object-of-desire here>) phone App remains unadvanced, as doesΒ my App to verbalise your Twitter Feed and Facebook updates. But… all hail the mighty Debbish… (or not!) cos I have finally done something about those ingenious covers for my TV screen and iMac screen to prevent them from the sea air.

As I mentioned in the earlier post, the problem of living 50m (or less) from the ocean is that the sea air is (apparently) prone to destroy delicate motors and the intricate workings of computers and the like. Am thinking this may also be useful in explaining some of my hair-brained ideas – my mind being both delicate and intricate!

Several months ago I’d decided that I’d go ‘old school’ and planned to make some groovy patchwork covers for my screens. Although daringly impulsive it is indeed true that I ventured into the patchwork store several times and measured my screens on a number of occasions before doing SFA about the covers.

However, I’ve just hosted a visit from my family (brother, sister-in-law and niece) from Brisbane. My SIL is very handy with all-things-sewing and stuff so I dragged them into the local store and worked out how much of the pre-packaged patches I needed.

My great plan was to then hand-sew the patches together but everyone decided it might take me another six months to get to that and – as my SIL had brought her sewing machine and overlocker (and no, I have no idea what one does that the other doesn’t!!!) – she would sew the patches together for me.

I went for very bright fabrics – in keeping with my aim to have a bright beachside abode – and my niece and I pieced together the fabrics so they sort of matched, while also clashing, in a brilliantly creative way. And… my SIL then (very generously) sewed them together.

PicMonkey Collage covers

And voila… 5 months just a couple of hours later I have bew-de-ful covers for my screens.

Of course now I’m on a roll I’m thinking that some cushions for my outdoor chair could be next on the agenda. Although my SIL and her trusty machine and powers of motivation have now departed. So… perhaps in a few months time…

plant#Inothernews, I should add the plant formerly known as the outdoor-plant-that-was-dying, is now thriving indoors and is even flowering. The fact that I have since killed some herbs through either: a) a lack of water or; b) too much water, will go undiscussed.

Have you / are you planning to tick off any items on your #ToDoList over the Easter break?


  • Satu
    April 3, 2013

    Getting the tv/computer covers done is a huge step forward! πŸ™‚ It usually takes me a few months or more to implement household projects…

    The only palnt I own is a single shoot of bamboo that only needs it’s water changed occasionally. I have had it for over 2 years. Finally I have a plant I can almost forget! πŸ™‚

    • Debbish
      April 7, 2013

      Glad it’s not just me who struggles with projects Satu… I’m intrigued by the bamboo. I’ve only ever seen it grown in a garden etc where it shoots up very tall!

  • @Kanga_Rue
    April 4, 2013

    Love, love, love the TV cover!

    The real “problem of living 50m (or less) from the ocean” is I’m insanely jealous and will be moving in with Pickle shortly πŸ˜‰

    Oh and I killed my parsley by not repotting soon enough – the strawberry may soon follow suit.

    • Debbish
      April 4, 2013

      Not sure what to put in the herb pot on my verandah. It needs to be hardy!

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