as long as we have power and luckily the loss of Friday was the only power cut we have had since the snow began.
Frank goes for a walk with a tiny little Jack Russel and they love it!
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Friday, 18 January 2013
Today the new kitchen cabinets were supposed to arrive. I got a call from the driver at 6.30am and although it was still dark I could see all was white. The delivery has been put off until Monday. I just hope the installation guy can get here, apparently his house is quite remote.
And from the bedroom window.
And from the bedroom window.
Thursday, 17 January 2013
I did a post some time ago on how to find your perfect marking pen here.
Once you have traced your feather or any other quilting motif, just peel the freezer paper off the back and iron it down where you need the same feather or motif repeated. You can normally get away with using the same piece of freezer paper about four times.
Monday, 14 January 2013
Saturday, 12 January 2013
After much banging and dust, the old kitchen has gone.
I saved a couple of the units as they fitted my Ikea top perfectly for my cutting table.
The Hunt turned up in the car park of our local pub.
Even though it was about 10am, it is traditional for the huntsmen to be given hospitality and they had mulled wine and some sort of ham dish to eat. I was offered some mulled wine as well but I knew it was too cold for me to stay and drink it.
Friday, 11 January 2013
And this shall be my little 'kitchen' for the next three weeks.
Wednesday, 9 January 2013
I am trying to walk a little each day, nothing impressive just 15 minutes because it is good for my soul to get out and smell the earth.
The is an old well in the village.
BRINCEY'S WELL (MED. BLINCIES WELL)
ONE OF SEVERAL ANCIENT WELLS IN STAUNTON
POSSIBLE ORIGINS GO BACK TO THE ORIGINAL SAXON FARMSTEAD
FROM MEDIEVAL TIMES IT WAS A MAJOR VILLAGE WATER SOURCE UNTIL 1931 WHEN MAINS WATER ARRIVED
Monday, 7 January 2013
This is the kitchen as it is now. It doesn't seem so awful does it? Until you see the distance between the range and the sink (see 2nd photo) and you can see this space covers the route from the sitting area and the hallway door (this is where I am standing to take photo 3) to the dining area. I could shoot whoever designed this as it is so dangerous to carry a boiling saucepan to the sink to drain. And of course with my fibromyalgia and the loss of strength in my hands it makes matters even worse. I discovered in the last house how a range cooker doesn't function well for me as the bending and leaning forward to get things in and out of the oven is painful. Then there are all those base cupboards with shelves below, this is as hard as getting stuff out of the oven (though at least these things are not hot). The builder of the house was disappointed when the first thing I said on seeing the kitchen was that it had to go. He said it was the most he had ever spent on a kitchen... It is very much a builder's kitchen. Solid oak doors etc. but cheap integrated dishwasher and fridge. The dishwasher works surprisingly well but given this is a room we live in with our sofas up the other end, we need the decibels turned down.
I have moved a lot of stuff from the kitchen into the new dresser but there is still loads to go. I have someone coming on Friday to help with the rest of it and the kitchen gets ripped out on Saturday....
And when all this is done and all the stuff in the container we've hired at the bottom of the hill is here and organised, I shall be a quilter again! Yay!