Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Excluding Draughts

Barry has been very busy, he is making a shelving unit for our bathroom.  He keeps bringing bits of it in to show me and I am so impressed with his woodworking skills.  I hope all the bits fit together!
Whilst I was watching my man at work I took a photo of my new Alpine bed through the conservatory window.  All the little plants look happy to have been planted.  We had had some snow that morning so I was reluctant to go outside and do some closer photo work. Also, the floor was covered in sawdust and I didn't want to walk through it in my woolly slippers. There is a very pretty primula in there.  I have left the labels on for now as I need to learn their names.  My Mum can just tell you what everything is, what a memory! I notice that my little tree looks a bit wonky, I better get out there and straighten her up...
This is such a draughty house, we can't quite work out where the draughts are coming from so we have bought a friend or two to help keep the cold at bay.  Sorry about the messy carpet, sawdust gets everywhere!
I have been spinning, but I guess you knew that.  This is some Shetland wool.  I am getting finer and finer yarn now...I do love spinning, so therapeutic.  I even dyed some fibre yesterday, I'll be having a sheep in the back garden next!
This is our landing.  The blind is a bit ruined, did you notice?  It also takes us quite a while to get the blind to stay down, it keeps wanting to roll up, cartoon style!  It is rotten anyway, every time we pull it down it rips a bit more, so.......
I chose some material, some lining and some interlining
and then I found some toning pompoms
which altogether turned into this curtain.  I just need to do the heading and then it can be hung.  I am hoping that it will stop some more of the draughts, it is certainly a heavy curtain.
I do love homemaking!  I don't like housework but I love a tidy home!

Oh and how rude of me not to say thank you for all the positive comments on my photography article, I really enjoyed writing it!

8 comments:

Faerynuff said...

Ooh, I wish you lived next door! I want to see all this loveliness in real life!

Only 26 days to go....

CG said...

I love these glimpses into your home and your article is excellent. I have bought draught excluders too but not as fun as yours!

maria said...

I know what you mean about liking home making but not housework!
The alpines look cute.
maria x

Marianne said...

I wish the 'homemaking' bug would give me a good bite :^)
Yay for new shelves built by Barry!
Your spinning is gorgeous and I can't wait to see the new curtain hung, the fabric is seriously lovely.

Lin said...

I love draught excluders, such practical things. I want a suasage dog one! Your blind is going to be great.

Faerynuff said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARRY!!!

21 AGAIN?

Lots of love, Ali, Jez, Millie, Maddie and Sullivan xxx

Nora said...

Love that first photo of Barry! :)

razmabaz said...

Thanks Ali..... it's only about 2.5 times I've been 21 xx :p

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