Monday, 8 February 2016
A round up
Apologies - the dreaded lurgy hit here over a week ago & took everyone down in its path. Even the dog wasn't immune although I thought he had damaged his leg rather than caught a bad cold. He hadn't thankfully.
Not much has happened to be honest, a discussion on how long it will be to finish the house & garden. I've given it 18 months . It sounds like we have a lot to do & we haven't really just the work we do have to do means disruption & we may as well do other jobs along with it.
The sitting room needs re-plastering so when we do that we can move the radiator to the opposite wall. This in turn will give us more space.
The TV blew up (a rather dramatic description for the picture refusing to come on) Saturday morning. I was rather impressed with Mikes speed of replacing it. Surprising really with the rugby & football on don't you think! Anyway two hours later he had bought a rather swanky new one along with a bracket for it to go on the wall above the fireplace. Not sure I'm keen on this but it will give us room for a another bookcase in the alcove instead.
The stair carpet needs replacing desperately but before that happens Mike wants to replace the bath & I want fitted furniture in the bathroom so you see that's where the time comes into it. And money of course!
A little round up of what I have been doing though
I've finished the first part of my Quilt along over at Sew & Quilt, I think my next batch of fabric arrive next week - very excited indeed!
I started my CAL again as I had made some seriously bad mistakes. I had a different blanket pack of wool, one of the Attic 24 ones so I used that instead of unravelling the blanket. I'm pleased I did as I really like this colour way & I've learnt some new stitches. I'm half way through now.
I shall concentrate on this during the evenings this week.
Amy has opened up an Etsy shop selling patterns & products. She was looking for volunteers to test a pattern so I happily sent my name through. I made this sweet little sunflower to her design & it was rather fun to do & I have seriously impressed myself that I could actually do it. I mean look at that - wonderful instructions Amy.
And finally the sun shone here yesterday - well for the morning at least & I had every door & window open to celebrate.
A view from the kitchen sink that always makes me smile
I zoomed in & it's through the glass but I like it anyway.
Right off to catch up - take care all xx