Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Another Stitchy Finish

Another little finish, a Showcase Huck Towel. I have stitched quite a few now, and have more to stitch. They wash up well and it is nice to have some useable stitching, if useable is a word LOL.

Shane is really reluctant to actually dry dishes with them and Bradley thinks they look like pictures not drying clothes, but I like them.

The other photo is the boys Easter baskets, they made them in 1996.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

A Stitchy Finish

Though the bathroom and toilet are done, I will wait till we put in the finishing touches, towel rail, cabinet, shower curtain, etc. before taking more pictures. It is just so nice to have indoor plumbing.

So instead of more toilet pictures, I have a little stitchy finish to share. I put my big projects (Nature's Home Afghan and Fish City) away while we have been renovating inside, but now that the bulk of the indoor work is done I can get some more serious stitching time.
This is for Shane as he loves pie. Well I think he actually loves pudding more as he often leaves the pie crust LOL.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

How Exciting

Another coat, this time on the floor. Called a Stone Finish, where we once had yellow terrazzo flooring we now have a granite stone finish. Gives the same terrazzo look which I quite like, but clean and fresh. We will be painting the walls in both rooms bright white too :)

I'm Going Insane

But it will be worth it in the end, that is my mantra LOL

Hot weather, 6 of us in the house with no bathroom or toilet access....(we do have a portable toilet in the back yard), a couple of strange men in the house all day for 2 days straight and another 2 to go and being confined to the lounge and kitchen while they work is driving me crazy.
Add the chemical smell and the constant droning of the exhaust fans, and various tools and you can probably understand the insanity.

But progress is being made. Fingers crossed the bathroom is all finished by Thursday night, ready for the Easter weekend.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Yuck! This is my naked bathroom

Yuck is right. Stripped down to the bare bones this is one dismal looking bathroom.

But work begins tomorrow and by Easter we should have something much more sparkly and white.

Stayed tuned for the after photos.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Lounge - Nearing Completion

Here it is, the new lounge room. I've attempted to show the before and after shots. We will be replacing the TV and stand with a new lowline unit and HD TV. The DVD shelves will be replaced with full height bookcases which will hold all of the DVDs John collects and family books.

We will move the 2 seater sofa out to the room Bradley and Shane share and then our room will be grown up.

I will of course have to add some pictures and cross stitch.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Time for a change

I decided on a new blog, somewhere to share pictures of my stitching, my home renovations and my family with my friends and family.

Stay tuned.