Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Xmas List pt 3

Mum's tablerunner and placemats are nearly finished.  All I have to do is sew the binding down on the back and they are done.

My sister is getting a bed runner - it is assorted pink/purple japanese prints on a navy background.  Actually a pattern I bought from Anne Gadsby,  I will buttonhole stitch all around the heart shapes with gold metallic thread by hand.  I hope she likes it.  I hope I have it finished for Xmas day. 

As they say in the classics.......... 

If it wasn't for the last minute, nothing would get done.

Kitchen Update

I now have a new pantry and over fridge cupboards.  No wall oven, and no over bench cupboards.  There is small space in the ceiling still, so we have to watch where we sit things (kettle, coffee machine) as the cats can get into the roof space thru this hole.  There's no light either, so when I stand at the bench I am in my own shadow .... making coffee is a bit hard in the dark .......

We have had to send ALL the cupboard doors back - every single one of them has marks and / or scratches in the front face of them .....  So it looks like it won't be until the end of Jan before the kitchen is complete - and that is assuming Hubby gets all the carcasses together..

Adventure kitty

Neo, the Adventure Kitty, went exploring the roof space again 2 days ago.  Hubby had removed the wall oven tower.  That left the wall studs and noggins free, so Neo went up the wall.  It didn't take him long to find a way up.  It took him forever to come down.  We put the tall ladder at the manhole, so all he had to do was step donw onto the top step and make his way down the ladder.  But no.  He just sat there poking his head over the manhole and crying out to be gotten down.  In the end I got sick of him miawing, grabbed him by the scruff of the neck and dragged.  I thought for a moment I would end up with all his claws in my face.  Luckily, not.

Today he has decided to sit with me, head over my arm, whilst I type.  Very annoying.......