tielan: (travel)
Monday, September 18th, 2017 11:43 am
- book the Dior exhibit for Monday or Wednesday, work out how to get there
- see if L wants to go see Much Ado at the Melbourne Popup Globe (otherwise just arrange to meet for munchies)
tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 03:57 pm
  • Sew a dozen quilt blocks.

  • Take out one bucket of red rocks

  • Prep copper sulfate

  • Do Wonder Woman nails
tielan: (SGA - carter)
Saturday, June 10th, 2017 02:28 pm
Friday night
- write 500 words
- hanging sleeve

- make basil pesto
- turra massage
- chiro appt
- eat soy sauce chicken
- make blocks for Break Free Or Build Upon
- do nails
- make creamy tuna pasta for dinner

- write 500 words

- wash dishes
- preserve lemons

- make blocks for Break Free Or Build Upon
- make green tomato chutney
- make red tomato chutney

- plan make-up roll
- write 500 words
- plant oats in fence bed and mulch over
- go see Wonder Woman again

- roast + leftovers (beef, beets, leeks, potatoes, carrots, brussel sprouts, garlic, just about anything else that can be thrown into the oven and baked)
- make apple cinnamon muffins
- make blocks for Break Free Or Build Upon
- thread burying on Duct Tape Galaxy

- plant out brassicas
- plant out alliums (garlic)
- plant out umbelliferae (leeks, onions)
- write 500 words

- write another 500 words
tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
Friday, June 9th, 2017 03:25 pm
It's a long weekend - Friday through to Monday - and I seriously have nothing planned, apart from two appointments on Saturday morning and church on Sunday night.

This is almost unprecedented.

Of course, I have things to do.

Quilting things, writing things...

I'd like to go see Wonder Woman again.

I need to get out in the garden and pull up the last tomatoes, harvest the last basil, clear the pumpkin vines, and put in all the seedlings I planted a couple of months ago which seem otherwise to not be growing any larger.

Mulch and spray all the fruit trees.

Trim the rose, mulch around it, build compost for raspberry canes to be planted in late winter.

Also, order in all the fruit and nut trees for the coming summer and the fencelines.

Of course, it's going to be a cool and rainy weekend according to forecast. Which can be considered a good thing when we're talking about transplanting seedlings.
tielan: (AVG - agents)
Monday, May 29th, 2017 02:46 pm
1. Linked In - update
2. Concert Ticket - purse
3. Salmon for dinner - lime, ginger, and shallot (check if still suitable for sashimi)
4. cut the pieces for the next hourglass blocks (slightly wonky, so will need to be larger size 5.5" or 6"
5. write 500 more words to sedoretu
6. read email about health program
tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 08:48 am
Day 3

In your own space, set some goals for the coming year. They can be fannish or not, public or private. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

1. Fannish
a. finish sedoretu
b. finish the 30 Days of OTP
c. finish a practical acquaintance with bees
d. finish Sokovia, Suburbia, and the Senate

2. Quilting
a. get 5 tops quilted
b. complete 4 WIPs
c. make the pattern for 'Swarm by Sel'.

3. Gardening and house
a. get water tanks and water barrels installed
b. switch to gardening with rainwater instead of mains water
c. work out a pattern for crop rotation

4. Writing
a. complete one original manuscript

5. Spiritual
a. read through the Psalms

6. Activist
a. regularly support 1 Australian refugee organisation
b. get involved with a local political group to counteract local government leanings
c. write more letters to the NSW senators
tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 07:02 am

1. finish YT pinch hit
2. write Captain Hill Secret Santa
2a. try to avoid making it EPIC
3. make gifts for cousins (zipper pouches)
4. make Christmas cake
5. plant potatoes
6. job agency questionnaire
7. drop a few emails
8. finish making a dress pattern I cut out yesterday

And that's on 4 hours sleep.

At some point, I'm going to have to lose some weight, I'm rapidly edging up to the heaviest I've ever been and while it's not affecting my health, it's affecting my ability to fit into clothing which is never a nice or comfortable feeling.

Last card call for 2016: Dreamwidth | LiveJournal
tielan: (Elementary)
Saturday, December 17th, 2016 11:36 am
  1. finish off the cards and send them (we got stuck on a lack of envelopes, but I have discovered how to do them with sheets of paper instead).
  2. put together scrap quilt for cousin 1x removed (so I can quilt it next week)
  3. write at least 1 treat
  4. come up with Captain Hill assignment idea ([personal profile] shorti would you be interested in brainstorming for this?)
  5. plant out the seedlings I bought at market this morning
  6. meet friends for breakfast on Sunday
  7. go to carol service at old church on Sunday night

garden notes planting for Dec )
tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
Thursday, December 8th, 2016 07:31 am
I have too many things to do right now.

  • Get my resume out. I need to restructure it, because 20 years of work at a dozen different clients is a bad and brain-blowing way to try to inform someone of your skillsets. On the other hand, I made the recruiter I saw yesterday laugh when I noted that I'd been working with this system for two decades and was practically an 'old lady of SAP'. (Note: I look like I'm in my late 20s, so most people boggle when I talk about being middle aged, let alone 'old'.)

  • Contact former co-workers asking if they know anyone who's looking for contractors.

  • Sort out present for younger stepbro with whom we are having 'Christmas Dinner' on Monday. Also possibly sort out present for older stepbro and wife.

  • Sort out presents for my cousins' kids. Six of them: five are receiving quilts - the youngest is 2 and probably won't appreciate one just yet; I'll give him a couple of years. I have at least two that need quilting and I can get those done reasonably fast - no fancy quilting, just the standard fiery curls.

  • make up fliers for New Years Eve street party: apparently I'm the only one who's willing to do it - park down the road, people bring a dish, the kids run around screaming, it's all good. If the worst comes to the worst we can probably hold it at our house. Or possibly at the house of the guy down the road who's just sold his place...

  • call endodontist: I'm going to have the RC redone, even though I suspect the tooth will eventually have to come out. A friend had the same symptoms that I did, but her tooth ached and ached and ached and ached until it went nuclear and HURT LIKE THE FUCKING GET ME TO HOSPITAL. I don't know that I want to wait that long (although it might turn out cheaper)

  • garden things: I want to grow ALL THE THINGS. Right now, the tomatoes are going off (they always do) the early corn I planted is rotting with only one decent cob in a planting of about 20, and has been significantly overtaken by the later corn. I need to plant another set. I have a capsicum that is doing nicely, a brussels sprout that probably isn't going to make it through the summer, and a couple of eggplants that are doing their level best to grow as fast as possible. Oh, and an oakleaf lettuce that's gone a little monster.

  • fruit trees: grargh argh. don't even ask.

  • yuletide: haven't even started, although I got a missing piece of the puzzle last night, so that's helpful.

  • captain hill secret santa: no idea what i'm going to write for this - do I write one of my existing plotbunnies even if it gives me away? Or do I start something entirely new?

  • treats and stockings and whatnot: [community profile] fandom_stocking | [community profile] chocolateboxcomm are up and running, and I have a dozen YT treats and no time or brain to write them...

  • I know that technically, not working should give me more time to do this. But it's that whole 'expanding resources' paradox that some of us experience; we always overbook ourselves, whether the resource is time, money, or justice for the world. (Ironically, miserly people in mind are also miserly in money, time, and justice for the world. It's like it's not how much money or security you have, it's whether you're capable of decency in the first place, and then you'll use your resources accordingly...)

  • gifts: for my bible study ladies, for my spiritual mentor, for various friends...

  • cards: gotta get these out, dammit ( I do this every year.)
tielan: Hulk angry (AVG - wtf)
Monday, June 13th, 2016 08:39 am
1. make labels for quilt show quilts
2. sew labels on, fix up binding issues
3. make pillowcases/bags for show quilts
4. photograph quilt
5. complete MCU AU fic
6. prep La Passacaglia pieces for Hobart this week
7. watch the Tonys
8. make a list of things to pack for Hobart
9. mourn the world.
tielan: (AVG - agents)
Friday, March 25th, 2016 03:38 pm
One [community profile] pbam Stack fic a day.

500 words to one other story.

30 minutes of quilting each day.

30 minutes of gardning each day.

Seeing as it's already Friday afternoon, I'd better get a move on that PBAM fic...
tielan: Wonder Woman (Fringe - Walter)
Monday, February 29th, 2016 06:00 pm
1. upgrade Singapore to Paris
2. upgrade San Francisco to Sydney
3. travel insurance
4. plot 'a practical acquaintance with bees' Part 2
5. sleep?

Also, general notice, I will be bouncing around Europe from the 17th July through to the 25th July (ish), and in Houston, TX from the 25th July to the 28th July.
tielan: (SGA - Teyla 2)
Saturday, January 9th, 2016 08:08 pm
[personal profile] sixbeforelunch asked: Gardening. How did you get started? What do you most enjoy growing? Any memorable successes or failures?

My mother was a gardener in her spare time; she pottered around, growing a variety of ornamental plants and flowers. Succulents and ferns were particular favourites of hers, but she was never into vegetable gardening.

I was *handwobble* about gardening until I hit about 20, and a friend loaned me a book by an Australian, Linda Woodrow's book Permaculture Home Garden in which she described herself as a hippie who wanted a way to stretch her household budget, a less energy-intense way of living, and food that hadn't been sterilised, poisoned, or otherwise meddled with to grow. It revolutionised the way I thought about food and gardening. From that point on, I wanted a garden like that.

long story short )

Things I need to do for the garden during January
1. make a planting plan - when to plant and where.
2. add more perennials - things that don't need planting every where - plant once, repeat harvest.
3. make some really good, rich compost - the banana and the avocados are going to need it
4. plant potatoes, garlic, and other bulbs for winter/early spring next year.
tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
Saturday, January 9th, 2016 06:47 pm
In your own space, set some goals for the coming year. They can be fannish or not, public or private.

1. finish one novel manuscript
2. complete a practical acquaintance with bees
3. complete the Meeting Halfway series.

1. read all the unread books on my shelves at home, fiction and non-fiction both
2. read 1 chapter of my bible twice a week

1. complete 6 quilts (tops already done, finish the rest)
2. complete 6 tops (not including Promise of Spring and Passacaglia)
3. make 1 bag
4. make 3 items of clothing.
tielan: (don't make me shoot you)
Friday, January 8th, 2016 09:42 am
1. roof cavity - check
2. cut dining tablecloth
3. sow:


4. Quiltcon Press Release (?!)
5. I can't think of the other things right now. Editable later.

Goals for Quilt Show 2016:
- The Promise of Spring (
- Plain Jane Passacaglia
tielan: (Angel)
Monday, December 14th, 2015 06:51 am

7am - garden
- mulch corn
- prep greens bed & sow greens
- prep pots for nightshades
8:30am - write
9:30am - call accountants, financial advisers (tuesday night or Friday), physio, car bodyshop
10:30am - sewing
- sew friendship supernova blocks
- sew Mekiya's bag snaps
12 midday - sorting
- start sorting sewing room
* UFOs + extras to make them
* scraps
* still useable

- Sydney office:

7am - garden
8am - writing

- more sorting
- bible study dinner

7am - garden
8am - writing

- breakfast and day out with Kat
tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
Monday, July 27th, 2015 10:34 pm
1. plant a number of things in the garden
2. add to compost pile
3. cook pumpkin pie
4. clean dishes
5. package up BPAL parcels and send off
6. finish quilt top
7. write fic

...I think I'm being a bit ambitious...
tielan: Avengers team (AVG - team)
Friday, July 10th, 2015 11:17 am
I'm in a generally ugh mood right now.

Winter and injury and fandom doldrums and midlife crisis and general exhaustion.

At least Saturday and Sunday are going to be pretty quiet. For my values of 'quiet'.

I have a Trivia Night on Saturday night (which i might skip if I'm still sporting this lurgy; I'm pretty sure they don't want me coughing all over everyone) and a couple hockey games on Sunday.

I think that's it.

In between all that I'd like to find the time to:

- write at least two NPT treats
- put together a gifset for a 3rd treat
- finish a quilt back
- get a bunch of quilt tops/backs sent off for quilting
- finish a quilt top
- plant more potatoes
- plant more garlic
- watch Agents of SHIELD

I will, however, need some slightly better graphics for the gifset. And possibly a time-turner.

(Honestly, nobody ever accused me of not being ambitious.)
tielan: (SGA - Ronon)
Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 11:39 am
Tuesday Night:
- put wardrobe up on freecycle
- put sale items on FB

- dig out gardening boots

- no-dig garden setup: raspberry fence & start one of the backyard beds, also look at prepping along the fence?

* string/rope
* scissors
* plastic gloves
* gardening gloves
* vermicast from worm farm
* shovel & pitchfork
* garden hose
* 3 bales lucerne, 4 bags manure
* sprayer head

- take novels for charity
- photograph other items for sale
tielan: (Merlin - merlin)
Monday, September 1st, 2014 03:52 pm
1. Finish Fic Corner.

2. Pack another box of fabric (maybe the batiks).

3. Deliver two bags of clothing, and three boxes of unwanted books to charity.

4. Go to house. a) Measure back and front garden spaces and accurately draft out the space, along with sun/light angles, b) Take quilts and things along for photographing.

5. Sew three quilt blocks for an exchange.

6. Calculate how many more blocks I need for the quilt pattern I'm submitting to a magazine.

7. Write post for See You In September.