There has been quite a bit of progress, new windows, new doors, cavity wall insulation... Thankfully all the workmen have gone and DH can do his bit, painting and painting.....
and a small sofa for the second bedroom (which is no longer a bedroom). This is where I make my visits to your lovely blogs, and where all our (non-craft and non-cookery) books are.
DH has now started working on the stairs. When we lifted the old horrid carpet, we found that the stairs are
A new rowan tree has been planted at the bottom of the garden and a plum tree is waiting to go in.
I would not say that the garden is taking shape yet, but I think we slowly getting some idea what to do with it.
I am trying to get back to stitching, it has been hard to find motivation, but I am working on Santa's Village and should be able to show you another part of it soon.
Although a fiction, the story is based on a real room in a real house, Villa Tugendhat in Brno, in Czech Republic, "one of the great buildings of European modernism", designed in 1928.
Some of our Czech friends, at least those living in Brno, will recognize the building.
If you click on the link above, you can read the real story of "the house".
Simon Mawer tells a fascinating story of the family who built the house, and the story of the house itself, during the second world war and after, and people who lived or worked there.
The house is now a museum, opened to public. You can also read more about it here .