Last time I posted I had just sent my trusty Pfaff off to the ‘surgeon’ to get fixed. Well, she is still not back and life is so very different without at least one daily sit down session in front of her. I was explaining this to our DD#1 last night and she with her 33 years of wisdom told me that I was displaying the behaviour of an addict. Noooo I answered, more a lifestyle is what I have not an addiction. Somewhere in the back of my mind I was trying to find a difference as ultimately both had a reliance on something. So I guess little Miss Oh-so-clever was right – but please, don’t let her know, shhhhh.
The long and the short of it is, my Pfaff still isn’t back *sigh*.
I haven’t been idle though, there has been a huge amount of hand stitching going on. I seem to have fallen into another style, something I started doing last month – candlewicking. There are four more large ‘fronts’ finished and waiting to be made into something, plus a couple of little thingies that will probably become gifts for some gorgeous friend or two.
On the home front the renovations are charging ahead. During the last two weeks a plasterer has been in ’gibstopping’ the new ceiling in our rather (now) large lounge. I don’t know if you remember but at the beginning of the year my man knocked down a wall the divided the lounge from a silly little space that was the hallway with the front door at the end of it. Well… on the ground floor of this house we have three lots of ‘ranch sliding’ doors plus a back door that is really the main door. So really no need for a separate front door, so along with the wall out came the door. Now the lounge is a wonderful size and we are now in the throws of doing all the other ‘bits’ that a reno involves including carpeting the entire house, new curtains and new wallpaper all of which are long overdue. This huge job is leaving us with very little in our lounge and most of the furniture stacked up in the dining room. Just quietly, I can’t wait until it’s all finished and I can get to ‘dress the room’ just in time for Christmas – which I’m afraid to say isn’t that far away.
With that thought I’ll wish you all a wonderful weekend