Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Friends Found in Blogland

Going to Nundle for GDITC  in 2010, I met many new people who were connected by blogs. A bit of persuasion later, I started my own. Through Blogland I have met and enjoyed, in real life and cyberspace, some wonderful people.
Last month, I met up with Fairy Floss while she was having a stopover in Caboolture. She and Mr Fairy Floss were taking part in the Starlight Foundation's bash. Now that sounds like a fun thing to do one day!

 One of the Brisbane girls, Deb from Sweet Little Cottage received her Australian Citizenship. It was fun to be able to be part of the night along with other bloggers.

 Here are some of the Sunday Stitchers group playing ladies. We thoroughly enjoyed High Tea and shopping at a nearby quilt shop.

These are all people I would never have met without blogging and life would have poorer without them.

Take care,
Cheryl (aka Kayly)

Monday, September 22, 2014

Well I'm In....

For reasons to do with my son, I bought my sewing room up from our rumpus room downstairs to our second bedroom. It was a tight squeeze. The 3rd bedroom was never going to cut it. Pity. All I have to do downstairs now is find hidey holes in our store room for my other occasional hobbies of stamping and jewellery making. Don't laugh! I bet you have heaps of other craft stuff too.

I'm going to let the photos do most of the talking.

Before...previous life - son's bedroom then ironing room.

 The plywood is hiding holes in the walls made by said son and friends. DH (seen below) vowed not to fix it  until he moved out.
 My DH stripped the rooms. I did help. I'm good at being the apprentice....lots of trips to the dump.

 Here you can see into the 3rd bedroom. Its walls were Masonite and were always going to be replaced with plaster sometime. So it gets a make-over as well. We have a 1960s house of modest size. Hiding furniture in the rest of the house was challenging. No photos of that....just imagine a bedroom suite in the lounge room etc.

 Perfect opportunity to insulate.....didn't DH do a good job....imperial house, metric sized batts....
 ...Replaster and paint....
 Plan with little bits of graph paper....

 It's all too hard!

Alert...missing photos....they would have shown many trips up the stairs....efforts of trying to kill the neighbours while getting their help shifting a bookcase and cupboards......repacking said bookcase and cupboards.....
And a tidy brand new sewing room.....It WAS tidy.....I promise... well, at least for a day or so!

 This now shows the mending (DH's jeans over chair) and more work in progress on my 'Gossip in the Garden' quilt.
 See...I am making progress on it.
There will be a door. I'm good at holding it to, while DH fiddles with the hinges.
All the effort (most of it DH's) has been worth it.  It is rather convenient to be able to just pop up the hall.

Thank you T for ALL your hard work.

Unfortunately it's not over yet. We had to fix up downstairs now.

Take care,
Cheryl (aka Kayly)