Widgets and my muffins in a bottle worked out!! They were to make 20 but we had 12 large ones... maybe a bit of overflow happening!
The only problem was the bicarb/baking soda had compacted. I didn't think of using a sieve as there were choc chips included but we did get a few lumps of soda which weren't terribly pleasant!!
I did get another panel for My Small World done on Friday … the blocks were all done so it was a quick put together.
Widget wanted to continue on his 'quilt'....
of course its all getting out my old machine, sorting out his 'special' table blah blah blah and he has had enough of it after 10 minutes!! At present he is quilting along the squares. I noticed some of the fabrics in it are in My Small World too!
We are painting inside the house, well we aren't but we are getting it done. It's all happening sooner than expected and I started putting away things over the weekend.
These little ducks sitting on top of a sideboard were very dusty... so they had a shower in the kitchen sink. They are mended and cracked and chipped but they came with us when we immigrated and I remember them growing up....
My wooden cats that also came with us needed some care too.... here you can see the difference once I gave one a good oiling
… not shiny in the morning as the oil had soaked in..... I love them.... they also came with us
These are the curtains that were in the house and you can see the dark feature wall (its not really as dark as that)
we are painting in a white....
curtains are being replaced .... a bit of a difference.
There is a story with these curtains.... when we immigrated I hadn't long had curtains done in our house (immigration was a sudden decision) and we only brought 3 cubic metres of stuff - basically any sentimental stuff came and I wanted my breakables safe so I packed lots of fabric around... namely my curtains.
they are big and bold and heavy and have sat in plastic bags since 2002..... now I am going to use them...
they were too short... so the hems have been unpicked, the curtains washed, hung and they are pinned here.... just need to take them down and sew the hems (calico lined).
I used to work for the curtain and upholstery business that made them - and I just love those bold colours so I am delighted. Not everyone's choice but they are mine... and best of all it's costing me nothing but time. It's a nice big open plan space so can take the bold colours.
I have plain maroon ones for the dining area needing the same treatment.
All this has meant new poles too.... here is how the 'old' ones were... bent and filled with funny foam stuff....
… and here in the dining area they aren't straight....it has bugged me...
Hubz removed the old ones and put up the new ones this weekend ready so the painter can patch the holes.
much nicer, lighter poles … and they are straight!
Widget's job was using the pliers and taking out the nails from the walls.... we will start from fresh as to hanging our pictures as a lot we had put up to hide nails etc that were there when we came.
I'm not looking forward to the next few weeks with my stuff all over the place and not where it should be.... on the upside I have to have a charming young man in the house for a while....guess I should really supervise quite closely?????
Maybe a bit of a boring post today....
Righto, Gotto Go... supervision to do!!! Nice legs... I guess it's all that up and down ladders..... hmmmm