Hello dear friends,
How was your week??? Do hope it was happy & creative & all round - a good one?? :-) I see a couple of new followers have joined up - welcome friends, thanks for stopping by :-)
My week was busy but not in a creative way & I am getting the "shakes" from being away from my crafting! !
Life threw us a few "curved balls" this week but we all survived & I kept reminding myself of the saying "when life throws you scraps - make quilts" (or in my case, dolls, gollies or whatever else you enjoy...)
I managed to complete some of the painting of my kitchen & unpack lots more boxes - there is not alot of painting to be done but what there is is very fiddly stuff. I carefully painted some tricky parts on Tuesday with the fire roaring to dry it all out - when I removed my masking tape, half my paint came along with it ! ! :-( Yes that was me you heard ranting & raving ...
So I finally have a few kitchen pics to share with you as we are slowly getting things back together in that area of our little house . . .
|The new (so far) uncracked Butler sink|
|The area beside my stove|
The very lovely tiling man has been & tiled above the sink & stove. The poppy tiles I have carted around with me for almost 20 years - they came out of an old fire surround & I always thought "one day" I will use them . . . so I finally have . . .
|A friend made the glass doors with poppies on to match|
A little corner as you walk in the french doors . . .
We have put my old shelf back up (which I noticed has warped a little) & I have put my enamel-ware back on it . . .
|Somewhere I once read - "how can you not feel cheerful in the mornings when you get to drink out of red polka dot cups??? So true ! !|
After the masking tape disaster (& a few others I wont mention) - I did a couple of things to cheer myself up - While doing the grocery shopping I spotted a lovely little "babies tears" plant which was just perfect for my dottie china cup & saucer . . .
Because we have just kept my old stove I splashed out on some cheerful teatowels to cover the not-so-nice glass door . . .
|An amazing disguise dont you think - NOT to be used of course ! ! !|
And today - with my raincoat on in the pouring rain, I picked something to cheer the dark dining room up a bit - tho there is not much picking in the garden at the moment . . .
A couple of other very important things of note from this past week . . . Nero (aka Mr Wolf/fat fluffy) had a birthday on Saturday - he turned 14 ! ! I am not sure in doggie years what that makes him as I know you times it by something but anyway . . . rather old :-)
He celebrated it in quite a few ways - he got to sleep in . . .
|Us older folk really enjoy our nap times you know . . .|
Despite all my protestations & vowing & declaring that it was NOT going to happen EVER . . . he got to "chill out" on his blanket in the new kitchen area . . .
|If I just stay down real low - do you think she will notice me ? ? ?|