Tuesday, July 28, 2009

why oh why oh why....

we have the painters in again...

we really did not intend doing this right now, but I guess that it did need to be done at some time,
our painter has been a bit quiet of late, and needed a bit of extra work to tide him over the next week or so...we had talked to him some months ago about tidying up the stairwell...

the dust just absolutely flies EVERYWHERE!

but he has talked us into a coat or two on the dining room, and kitchen area also, in for a penny... in for many $$$$$... so I needed to empty this.... as it needs to come off the wall (and likely find a new home in Twizel I 'spect)

and this hutch dresser ... thinking about this.. hmmmmm let me think, wouldn't this look great if I paint it white, and when we get up to Twizel, it will look great in my (or what will be..) my sewing studio! he he he... what shall I put in this, great for storing all sorts of things huh....

so not too much sewing done as planned tonight, but definitely on the agenda for tomorrow evening!I have dragged the dining table into the lounge ('cos the sewing room is full of dining chairs and other stuff!), and I plan on getting into some serious machine sewing..

I have managed to do a little bit of stitching over the last few wee bit 'tho, not too sure what I will do with this,
and this is for a gift for a dear friend,

and... not too sure about this one either, but having fun all the same!

AND... I have managed another 2 blocks of Aunt Millie's garden..I am cheating on this a bit and machine appliqueing this 'cos I want it in a bit of a hurry. This will be on our bed in Twizel by the time we both eventually get there at the end of September.

Rowing man is thoroughly enjoying his doctoring up there, he is not too keen on the batching however, and is finding it a bit lonely at night time, but is keeping himself busy, and well fed with my pre-cooked home made meals. 4 weeks down and nine to go! .... and only 5 weeks 'til spring!!

have fun, Shiree

10 comments:

Connie W said...

Aah, the joys of relocating...and the stuff that's not joyful...soon this will be history and your lives will settle down. Hang in there. :)

Cardygirl said...

I hate painting...but it will be worth the mess! The cupboard would be great in your sewing room. You are very busy...I particularly like millies Garden...you are doing a lovely job with it...a nice start for your new life in Twizel.

LillySue said...

Your stitching is lovely...I especially love the red work!! Seems so strange to hear you are waiting for Spring and it will be close to 100* here today!
Blessings~LillySue

kiwicarole said...

What gorgeous stitcheries! busy, busy, busy!

Deb said...

So you decided to grab the painter after all!! I promise Millie's block 3 is being given to Darlene to copy for tonight so I am onto it!!!

Noela said...

You have been stitching lots lately. All very nice. Can't wait to see what you do with them. It must be hard being separated from your hubby. Mine tends to go to sleep in the lounge next to me most nights but I would miss him heaps if he were away. Time will go fast I'm sure. In the mean time keep stitching. Took my bag to group on Monday. Everyone thought it was great. Cheers for now.....

Julz said...

I agree hutch dresser stripped of varnish then painted white, and then lightly rub the handles, bits on the doors etc, to antique it a little would look perfect in your sewing room in Twizel ! Actually the blue shelves would too! Loving Millies Garden looks gorgeous. It will be worth the dust to see the walls repainted. Hugs Jx

Penny said...

I have a renovation going on right now. I hate going home from work every night, except my doggie wants me to rescue her. When the painters are finished at your house, send them to Canada. You will love it when it is all finished.
Cheers.

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Melanie said...

The little cupboard is so pretty. I'm still doing a spot of sorting here- "have nothing which you do not believe to be beautiful or know to be useful." I keep trying so how come I have a house of clutter? LOL Goot luck with the decorating. Daughter wants her room redone at the mo. I think I'll be up on the platform again soon.