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Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Christmas temptation

I did not go looking for this, honest! 
You and I know that I haven't got time to sew right now. Since the last photo of my room I have brought more stuff in from the garage, including a large cardboard box containing just individual project boxes. How many? I can't even come clean on the number, LOL!
So I blame Tracey from Quilt Me Happy, she send me an email with a special offer on this fabric....

I do like getting parcels from her, always so nicely presented.

And inside - Christmas fabric from Holiday Frost range - absolutely no plans for it - but so pretty!

As you can see the postman knows where I live, the latest issue of the Magic Patch magazine has found me as well (Shane, you would like this one!)

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Friday, 23 August 2013

I am back

Hello, have you missed me? Probably not very much, but I have missed you all!

Well, it has been 4 weeks since our house move. It took all this time to be connected to the Internet; it is hard to believe it has taken so long! So much is done on-line now, so when there is no "line", one feels quite lost.
A lot has happened in our new little house in Shepton Mallet since we moved in, or rather since we moved into the garage:

There is so much to do in the house, it has been uncared for and "unloved" for a very long time.
So before moving in properly, some work needed to be done immediately.
New carpets in all upstairs rooms; and then the builder moved in to remove a fake chimney breast and fireplace, move a door to a more sensible position and generally try to make a living room more open.


It still looks like this and will for some time; the plan is to decorate from the top down.

Our bedroom was finished first, so after sleeping on a mattress on the floor for a week, we moved in.
And "my room" was next.
It looked like this a only few days ago.

Today I moved in....

This room is about half the size of my last one, but I still have "my" space and that is the main thing.
No room for the computer in here, it now lives in the next room.

New replacement windows and outside doors have been ordered for October, to be in place before the winter sets in.

Do you remember our old garden?

This is our new one ........
The previous owner was mad on a model railway and there was a track running the whole length of the garden, with a wall and fence to keep their dogs away. You can see DH taking it down. To the left is a small grass area, a total waste of time. Lots of thought, planning and work for the winter months to make something of it!

For now we managed to find a very small seating area by the kitchen window,
 where the buddleia is attracting butterflies.

We have been lucky; we have been having beautiful weather all this time, which made everything a little easier. And although it is raining as I am writing this, the good weather should last a little longer yet.

I have lots of catching up to do, people and establishments to contact with new address details, but I look forward to visiting you soon, to see what you have been up to!

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