Saturday, March 29, 2008

Today is reveal day...

...for the Jayne's Attic monthly challenge. Yippee, I managed to get the finishing done in time this month, I just had the tassels to make and attach yesterday! The design is Alphabet Tree, a retired complimentary design by Blue Ribbon Designs. Fabric is 40ct Light Espresso R & R linen with GAST Gingersnap, stitched 1 over 2. Tassels were made with DMC 3858. Just a quick finish, a pillow/pincushion finished the same way I finished the Indigo Rose pincushion I made last year. The front and back were whipstitched together. Not wanting to miss the reveal date again this month I didn't have time to wait until I could find a patterned fabric for the back so I quickly did a little stitching instead.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

House For Sale

The time has come for us to put our little home on the market for sale, hopefully in time for moving into our new build! I always get a little emotional when we move home, even though I'm happy to be moving and I'm really excited about our next move but for some reason as soon the removers turn up I just burst into tears, I just don't know why and I'm sure it will happen again this time! I think I shall feel a little more sad at leaving this time though, as this was our first self-build. DH Colin isn't at all bothered but then I suppose he does spend most of his time at our new home already!

I never did get round to adding internal photos of this build after it had been finished and we had moved in. Full details are up on the internet at the moment with the estate agents who are marketing the property for us. So if you would like to take a peek at how it was all finished inside you'll find them here.

Sharon had a couple of questions about our new build at Spire Hill. Spire Hill isn't going to be a second home for us Sharon, we will be moving in, hopefully to stay a little longer then we have here which will probably be approximately 18 months by the time Spire Hill is finished. The size is 1900 sq. ft.

Sadly I won't be getting my needlecraft room just yet! For ages I've been wanting the computer and DH with all his paper work out of the dining room and the smallest bedroom is where it's all going to go! I'm hoping one day we'll build a house with an office downstairs for him and then I'll be able to have my needlecraft room. :o)

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Spire Hill Self-Build

No new finishes to share but I wanted to post a progress photo of our new self-build at Spire Hill in Cornwall. The windows and doors are now in and the roof is on, which means the house is now water tight and we can start the fun bit on the inside. I'm so excited - Woo Hoo!!

More progress pics can be seen here if you would like to take a peek. :o)

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