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Saturday, 10 June 2017

Progress ~ or lack of it.

Hello there.

Half Term came and went and the weather was fabulous.  

Our build had come to a halt due to waiting for the patio doors.  We have been promised dates by the company which haven't been fulfilled.  Everyone was getting cheesed off, the very lovely builder went off to another job for a few weeks.  Until we have the doors we can't progress by knocking through the kitchen and our project should be finished by now.  The builder popped down and had a beer, and we decided that he could get on with making the new fence between us and next door.  I had spent hours a lot of time on Pinterest looking at fences and gardens and as we have the opportunity to get exactly what we want we went for it (there will be fence panels on the other side of the posts too, so you won't be able to see through.)

Now, I know it's only a fence but it was just perfect and when I saw it for the first time, I cried and gave the very lovely builder a hug.  He was bemused.
After he had finished we painted it black.

We're going for a strong look in the redesigned garden, because with the huge doors we're having ~ 5.5 and 3.5 meters ~ the garden will be very much part of the house and it's decor.

The doors are at last, coming on Monday, it's been a long wait.

I've managed to catch up with my Temperature Blanket.  I was about a month behind as the Wedding Blanket took priority.   You can see the rise in temperature (and sun) over the last week or so, the two reds being my favourite ~ 20-23 degrees (the bright red)  and 24-27 degrees (the dark red.) 
I love how it is warming in colour from the 12th January when I started, with snow (white centre) and 2 degrees (grey outside) although we could do with less apple green 10 - 12 degrees, a bit chilly.

 I'm enjoying colouring in my notebook too.
As one Granny Square is not going to keep me busy of an evening I have embarked on another project.  It is called Bonnie Bolero ~ a pattern from Purl Alpaca Designs which I got from Wonderwool in April.  I am, however,  not using wonderfully squishy and squooshy Purl Alpaca Yarn, I have some shocking pink sock yarn from Tiger.  I'm using some straight needles which was all I could find.  I've packed my Knit Pros away in anticipation of the kitchen wall being knocked down soon and I haven't a clue where they are.  After all the crochet of late, it feels good to be knitting again.
That's me for now, hopefully ~ fingers crossed ~ I'll be able to show you some doors next time!
Have a good week.................Clicky Needles.


  1. Good luck on the house finish, you have done so much already. Love the blanket and the sweater. I have been crochet obsessed lately. HUgs.

  2. This is all very exciting.. sorry about the delay. I look forward to seeing the doors once installed.. and someday your new garden! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. That IS a nice-looking fence. The builder probably doesn't get hugged very often. :)

    Beautiful blanket!

  4. That's just what he said Mrs M! Thank you for appreciating my fence.

  5. Wow! I know it isn't finished yet, but everything looks great! That fence really does look perfect in your yard. Our fence has a few breaks in it that the dog keeps squeezing through (making the neighbors very unhappy). I've been meaning to tear it down and put a new fence up and I might do a fence like that!


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