28 May 2013

15 Minute Challenge

The later half of this week has been reasonably productive, however I can't believe it has been a month since I have linked up with Kate's page.

I think it has been a loss of mojo more than anything, and the fact that I am now working an extra day and the left overs from the Kitchen reno (up until last Monday we still had a leaking sink).  Although the extra day is good on the work front trying to squeeze stuff into one day is a bit of a nightmare at the moment.  I've also had a bad neck and shoulder for 10 days which has finally settled down.

Now I have deadlines bearing down on me so I have to pull my finger out and get some of the projects that are sitting on the arm of my chair done.  The stitchery for the first project is done and the bit that it needs to be attached too is nearly finished and the second stitchery is nearly complete.  My third project won't have any embroidery at all so I just need a weekend to have some solid sewing time.  We worked out that 2 weekends from now there will be no kids sport so I am thinking I should be able to schedule a day in there... fingers crossed.

The other night my hubby told me to get the camera out because the moon was huge and would take a good photo.  Squids camera was laying around so I grabbed that and used one of the preset settings, this is what I got.

Now for the run down:

Wednesday: nothing
Thursday: nothing
Friday: stitchery
Saturday: secret project
Sunday: stitchery
Monday: secret project
Tuesday secret project.

Head on over to Kate's to see who has been more productive than I recently and roll on Queens Birthday long weekend so I can schedule some serious time in that sewing room.

13 May 2013

In a blink of an eye

Where did the last 2 weeks go.  It seemed to take forever and yet went so quickly.  Last week I started working an extra day and my Thursday "off" was packed with running errands and I ended up collapsing  in bed only to not be able to sleep.

The kitchen is almost done.  Just the glass splash backs and power points to go.  The electrician wouldn't put in the power points as the glass guys sometimes don't do it right.  Then Glass guy tells me they need the power points to measure the holes for the power points.   So I am a bit stuck at the moment.

We are still waiting on the glass quote which might mean we are rushing out to find tiles and a tiler on the weekend if it is much more than they quoted on the plans.  We blew the budget when we had to have a plater to fix the sink area.   The plaster has just left after doing the final sanding,  for the first time in 2 weeks I will have the house to myself when I get home.

Here are the pictures so far.

We have to touch up the painting in places and do the ceiling and the woodwork which I can't say I am looking forward to.  Hows the light from the fluro, hubby insisted on the fluro and now he says it is too bright well its staying now.  We have a couple of down lights to go in over the sink but we won't need them.

All those cupboard and draws in the second picture are empty as hubby didn't want to fill them until after the plaster had been and everything was thoroughly cleaned (by him) and we don't really have that more to pack in as it has all fitted in the corner pantry and small cupboards across the back of the room.

But it means I can have my cookbooks in the kitchen instead of the laundry and stuff from the linen press can be moved into the kitchen where it belongs.

Can't wait till it is all finished and we can really enjoy but it has been a fun weekend exploring all the possibilities.