Sorry for the longer than usual gap between posts but it has been a bit mad here :0
I know, I can hear you saying "but isn't that normal in your house?" and yes, that would be a pretty accurate description, but I mean even more so than normal! Because, on top of everything else that is going on right now, and after an almost 10 year wait, we are getting a new kitchen!!!!!!! Can you taste my excitement? Can you feel my happiness? Is it sad to get so excited over new units & a tap? ;)We had wanted to replace the tired old kitchen as soon as we moved here but funds wouldn't allow, so along with most other things, it waited in line for a lick of paint & made do. But no longer! We ordered new units in the hope they would be delivered in time for hubbie's week off at Easter & they arrived last Tuesday :)
So the last week has seen the house taken over by a lot of boxes. The cardboard kind the flat pack units arrived in & a large assortment of others to house the contents of the old units we were ripping out. Oh yes, did I mention we are putting it in ourselves? Around about Saturday night I thought we must have been mad to start this, but I think that was just the tiredness catching up with me. I have been doing the essential housework & other jobs during the daytimes, making up new units, then having supper ready as close to hubbie getting home from work as possible so we can get started on a full evening of DIY. So after five days of finishing work near midnight and with hubbie struggling with the pipework to fit the new sink I was having my doubts as to our sanity... But Sunday dawned & after a few more hours work there was running water & a working kitchen sink again! YAY! We are now on the downward slope (hopefully no more nasty surprises) and I will post some pics of the finished result, but in the meantime here are a couple to give you a taster!
Before I go I also want to share with you the lovely surprise that arrived in the mail the other morning from my awesome friend Lori at Hippywitch Crafts
This is the front...
....and this is the back. How cute is that????? I don't think these pictures really do all those perfect, tiny stitches justice - it is just gorgeous!!! If you haven't seen her work before you are in for a real treat - just follow the link here to her blog, she has details of her folksy & etsy shops & her facebook page on there too. She also sent me a lovely card - and it's not even my birthday! When "normality" returns here I am going to find a special place to hang my wee mushroom house...
Well hopefully I will be back soon to fill you in on some of the other things that have been happening around here recently. Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a lovely rest of your week :)