Monday, July 28, 2014

More spinning on my spindles.


I have finished the skein of yarn I was spinning earlier this month





And have embarked on the next lot.


I have also finished another pair of socks for Winter.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Getting Plastered - Part 1



These guys are SKILLED!!!! It was well over 30 degrees in there.


two plasterers, working at opposite ends of the garden room.


Ceiling done. Impressive or what ! ?


Before. Remember how manky that outside wall was?


After. Richard has made a lovely Oak frame for the kitchen window. Now, when I am washing up, I can see right through the gable end, and see the hills in the distance.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Hole In The Wall Gang - Part 2


the front room window from the inside. You can see the porch through the window.


the front room window from the porch side, with the first layer of bricks removed. I am looking through the front door. 


Partially broken through……


 and there is was……………GONE!!!


DOORS!!!! and now you can all see where my front door is and how i will get to it through the Rayburn room. The new staircase is also going into that room, so it will become a hallway in the Summer and, with the doors closed, a cosy fireside room in the Winter.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

More progress:


Outside the garden room


Inside the garden room.................

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Hole in the Wall Gang - Part 1


The kitchen wall before the break through


Breaking through into the Summer Room. You know when you say "this kitchen looks like a bomb has hit it"??????????


chipping away the bricks for the step.



Doors going in


Phew!!! One doorway done, one to go.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Upstairs Toilet is Go!!!



The upstairs cloakroom is now stripped, re-joisted, re-floored and DH has patched up the plaster. Let the plumbing commence!!!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Spinning and Sanity (or not)


While all the building madness has been going on, I have attempted to cling on to the remains of my sanity by spinning. This purple spinning is some merino Chromatops from Nunoco. DH made me the top spindle, from some Oak left over from the new floor he has made for our bedroom.


I have washed some Wensleydale fleece, but it is proving a bit of a bugger to comb. Maybe my technique needs altering? At the moment I am losing more than I am saving.


And this green fibre is Biffle, dyed by a friend of mine.