and lived to tell the tale. I am not a good painter. I can cut in with a steady hand all day with no trouble but ask me to paint a wall and Oh Dear. I did persevere today and painted the kitchen, the SO was very kind and made no comment. In fairness it was a small space and I was using magnolia on magnolia, it will suffice, fingers crossed. Then I moved out into the little front garden, this had turned into a weedy, bramble infested patch. It is now weed free and I plan on raking it over tomorrow morning, if it was warmer I have several spare plants that could go in. Never mind, as the estate agents say "it is a blank canvas" well almost, there is a well established Acer and a magnificent Pieris.
The SO has a little bit of wood to finish off tomorrow and I will clean all the windows and polish the door furniture (love that expression).
Some body called today and expressed an interest in renting it, we passed their details onto the owner.
I have given the sewing room a bit of a blitz, fabric has been pulled ready to iron, next week my make 9 will commence. I am waiting for yarn to arrive and then I will show you my planned makes.
For now, all I can concentrate on is dinner, chicken and ham pie, the last of a batch made in August, mashed white and sweet potato mix with carrots, peas and calabrese. There is a mango and blueberry crumble for pudding or cheese and biscuits.
That,s it, I am off to the kitchen to "sling hash" as one of my American friends calls it.
P.S. I had a comment, containing a link from an anonymous source I never publish such comments, I just label them as spam.
I have made a start on the kitchen I will let you know how I get on. I am finding the lack of height being only 4' 11" quite hard even with a sloping ceiling.ReplyDelete
I have a short set of cheap steps from Wilkinsons, they are sturdy and get me to just the right height.Delete
You have been busy Pam-I don’t like painting either as I always miss bits and get frustrated with myself. I’m waiting for slighter better weather to strip the bedroom wallpaper off as it’s showing signs of damp which I can’t get off. Still decluttering slowly and determined to keep on until I am happy that all surplus stuff is out of the house. Enjoy your time in the garden where I know you are in your element. CatrionaReplyDelete
I have now got the itch to do some decorating at home, trouble is it was all done last year. Perhaps i should make a few wall hangings for some splashes of colour. Decluttering is an ongoing process here as well.Delete
I think I'm going to have to bite the bullet and get the rollers and paint out to give the living a smarten up. I don't really want to do it because it will all get ruined when we decide to get a wood burner in....or not as the case may be.ReplyDelete
Hopefully there is paint in the shed as I don't really want to buy any.
Looking forward to seeing your projects.
I think that a quick swish round with some emulsion brightens up a room in no time. If you get the log burner in it wouldn't take long to touch up, or even repaint in a new colour.Delete
Hi Pam :) Congrats on the painting! Your pie sounds good, I love chicken and ham together.ReplyDelete
I do the same with those spam comments. The link is the dead giveaway.
The pie was very good, I aim to have a batch cooking day soon. I like a stash of "ready meals" in the freezer, such a boon when I am in the garden or the sewing roomfor days on end.Delete
I do the same with those types of comments.ReplyDelete
I can hardly wait to see your "make 9".
I hope that you enjoy my make 9 list, the knitting/crochet is still an embryo.Delete