Hi there lovely Blogettes - I didn't have any intention of staying away for soooo long from blogland, but you see I set myself a target - to finish the decorating in my lounge and dining room AND make the curtains by the 1st of December. I started on the 15th of October so it has been a while, and I have had to be very disciplined to fit in the decorating with work, so in the main I have had to resist dipping into blogland. I am looking forward to spending some time catching up with your blogs and finding out what has been going on and the latest projects you are all working on.
When I finished the painting I was left with lots of fabric
which was a little daunting. The cutting out made me feel a little nervous, you know matching the pattern, but luckily we had emptied the dining room so was able to lay it all out on the floor
so it was a lot of crawling around with pins and measure, measure, measure. My sewing machine was put to good use
Yesterday, because we had rather a lot of snow here, I was able to finish off and hang the curtains. So I met my target! I know its silly, but I do work better when I have a "target"!!!
Sorry the light is not too good this morning, I will take some better pictures tomorrow, but just HAD to show you!
Now, I am excitied to tell you that I have drawn the winners for the Pay It Forward and they are
The Garden Bell
Congratulations! please email me your details (link at side of blog) and I will send you a little something that I have been preparing in my bit of spare time which I do hope you will love - here is a peek:-
Well here in the South we have had tons of snow - this morning we woke up completely snowed in! I actually don't mind it too much, but feel for people who have been stuck on trains etc. It is the first time we have been really able to test our new heating which is an air source heat pump - and we are really toasty which is sooooooo fabulous after last winter when we froze.
Our little garden lights had "snow hats" on this morning
and my little garden table and chairs
Well I am off for a nice hot drink and may start to write my Christmas cards, snow does make me festive!
Its lovely to finally catch up with you all!
Speak soon xx
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