Sunday, 3 February 2013

Things happening slowly (and a little quilting)

The kitchen should have been finished by now but the major delay is the arrival of the worktops and the painter is a few days late as the fitter ran over schedule. I actually had Thursday and Friday with no workmen in sight. Bliss. I veer between wanting it finished and wanting the house to myself.
So here it is without any paint. The ovens cannot go in until the cupboard is painted so the sitting room has the two ovens and the warming drawer stacked in it. They have made me some temporary worktops which I slapped a coat of paint on just so the particle board doesn't blow (that's a technical term referring to it expanding if it gets wet).  If you are bored to smithereens by the tale of my kitchen, just wait until we get to the 'watching paint dry ' phase, . You cannot be more bored than I. I so want this all done and dusted, the stuff bought up from storage and to stop feeling like we are camping.

 And to make matters worse I am in bed with a cold. I do realise I am being a total wimp going to bed with just a cold but add a cold to the fibromyalgia and it seems the best option.
They are very well made. All the wood which will be painted is pine and the rest is solid oak. The joints are beautifully dovetailed, even those at the back of the drawers which are never seen.

I have been doing a little quilting and I want to show you how effective it can be to use a bobbin thread. This one is Invisafil from Wondafil, for me it behaves better than Bottomline, it might even be the same stuff but wound onto mini cones rather than tightly onto a spool. It is even happy being used on the top of a quilt through the needle. And when you use it, the stitches themselves disappear and the back takes on an embossed look.
My new machine has arrived! Yay. I didn't want to finish this small quilt on a different machine so the new beast sat on the floor in its box for a few days. I was ready to go when this bl**dy cold hit with a vengence. My brain is not working and I couldn't even work out how to get the bobbin out of its case. It's day will come....