Will is Rosies husband and he is my hero.
H. E. R. O.
You hearing that?
He recovered most of my files from the CF card that I lost last Sunday and today a disc arrived with images of which I thought were lost forever. There were some really precious pictures of my bro and sis on there and as I don't see them all too often; you can imagine how fraught I was.
Thank you so so much, Will (and Rosie).
There is not a great deal happening here other than trying to keep cool. We are having a wonderful summer here although its getting a little uncomfortable at night. The poor dog can't settle neither but I guess its better than rain so we have to muddle through :) Ellie seems to just come in from school, strip off as bare as humanly possible and lay in a dark room to cool down. She is not good with the light as it is which reminds me, we finally put a window treatment in the bathroom to stop the blinding light almost killing her in the morning. Our bathroom and her bedroom is south facing so it gets the sun ALL day so they are both bright and hot rooms.
I bought the fabric in Southport in Sunday after spotting it and thinking "That would look so lovely in our bathroom". I didnt have any swatches of colour with me....I smply knew it sowuld match. So I bought a metre and came home all excited about wizzing it up on my sewing machine. Admittedly, I'm not the bestest sewer (as in dressmaking) but curtains I can do. I even used to make my own swags and tails a long way back and I never used a pattern. Sewing curtains and frills are so so easy.
The bathroom is lovely and bright but its too bright for Ellie, poor love. This is the before picture: I did have a measurement issue for the frill (ie too long, forgetting we had a short window!)so in the end I just turned them into fake austrian blinds. Mark, I have to say, is mightily impressed and Ellie can now enjoy the tempered lighting. I have to say it finishes off the room a treat and Im so glad I didn't plum for painting it RED a while back! The blue and brown is such a welcome when i need a soak in the tub (which is hidden behind the door by the way, just in case you think I mean the sink!)
I went thrift shopping the other day and wanted to share these freaky looking tea spoons. Well, we are saying they are tea spoons but I think they are a ice cream sundae spoon. Do you know what they are? Bargain at 79p for 6 so they can stay teaspoony for now!
I also went wholesale shopping today for some odds and ends and came back with two more of these pretty little cuppies. Ellie and I only drink out of china cups (I hate mugs or pots - sorry!). I think its because its keeps the tea hotter for longer. I had bought two previously and I want to build up the collection for my cupboard. There are so pretty, aren't they?
And finally - will someone please explain my sudden and extreme liking for Soreen? Lathered in Lurpak of course but good grief, its hard to stop cutting a slice and devouring its goodness. I can feel my arteries clogging up as I type.
Well, back to drawing again. Im working on CD2 of Patti Picklicious and some A5 patterned paper pads for Christmas (yeeeks, did I really type that word?). Ive got a ridiculous deadline but then again, all deadlines are there to create mass panic!
Happy friday everyone :)