Monday, 23 June 2014

lovely June

Rob has been busy in his workshop which he loves, this little moneybox is for the neice of one of our friends.  The little picture in the front can be removed and changed as the children grow.
We have now finished with all the building work, and the house is now ours again!  Rob has made a new fire surround

I have been running a mystery quilt project with Aston Quilters, this is the last block.  They all look lovely and I am pleased with them just the sashing and pieced border to go.

We had some family fun in the garden on Saturday it was lovely to have nearly all the family together

Sunday, 8 June 2014

busy may

Mid may Rob had his sixtieth birthday, we were actually in Florence and then we had a birthday party with all the family .  We had a lovely time little Leo was a great help blowing out his candles on the lovely cake that Liz and Tom made for him.
His birthday treat was to feed the Lions at Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne Hertfordshire

We are progressing on the house front and I now have my sewing room back, and as my thumb is getting better I am able to do some sewing.  Have made a jumbo pencil case in a lovely batik fabric,

Then yesterday I made this lovely purse and card holder again in some nice batik fabric.
Rob is busy making a new fire surround for the lounge and I have been assisting when required.  This morning I have made him a new phone case. 

So hopefully will get some more projects completed soon.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Well it has been nearly two months since my last blog and work on the house has progressed considerable. The kitchen is totally finished 

We went away on holiday for two weeks and left the builders to rip out the bathroom and downstairs cloakroom and also to replace some cracked ceilings.  It would not have been nice living here whilst this was all being done.
The new shower is fantastic
Today the new carpets are being fitted upstairs.

As a consequence not much sewing has been done recently, not helped by the fact I broke my thumb by shutting it in the car door, but it is now well on the mend and I intend to make up for lost time!