Saturday, January 4, 2014

Happy New Year

Well, after the great renovations of 2013 I am back stitching.
Our new carpet was laid 2 weeks before Christmas.  I'm used to the colour now - the first week I thought I'd made a horrible mistake. It's a bit darker than the old carpet, but that is good because the cat has already vomited on it twice!  We are still unpacking boxes and will be for a while yet.  We still have no window coverings in any bedrooms, but I'm getting plantation shutters in my bedroom and the sewing room which will arrive early Feb.  The kids curtains will be organized around then as will their new beds. Photos below were taken with my phone.

dining area

lounge room

Great grandmother's travelling chest - initials on top

library nook

Stitching Plans for 2014

I've decided to join a few groups this year.  In no particular order they are:

Stitch from Stash 2014 


Turtle Trot 

Wipocalypse 2014

My stitching projects are listed below.

1. Summer Splendor - this is a travelling pattern I received in October and put in a safe place before the painters started.  Just found it again the other day!  Need to get cracking on this one.

2. Hypnotic
3. Romantic Rose Garden Mandala
4. Fall Mandala 
5. Snowy Pines LHN
6. Red House in Winter LHN
7. Winter Sheep LHN
8.Pear Tree LHN
9. Frosty Flakes LHN
10. Pirates Creed


Kids are on school holidays until late January.  DD finished her last year of primary school last year and is going to a new school this year for grade 8.  She is 12 but is taller than me now (I'm 5'5")
DS is about to start his final year of high school and wants to do Mechanical Engineering at uni next year. He will be 17 in a few weeks.
We are going to Canada in 2 weeks for some skiing at Whistler again.  We were there 3 years ago.  DH has to go over to the US for work before so we are meeting him at Vancouver. We are due to get back home the day before the kids start school so the jet lag will be fun for them that first week!

I wouldn't mind some cooler weather right now.  Brisbane is forecast to reach 41C today. That's not much fun with no airconditioning, but we usually only get a few weeks of the really hot temps each year.  However, not much stitching happening with the heat.

I've been reorganizing in the sewing room - photos next post.
I'm off to peel some prawns for lunch - I picked up a frozen kilo from the parents in law on Christmas day and forgot about them until yesterday. Yum!

Stay warm/cool wherever you are.


Cindy's Stitching said...

Happy New Year. I love the house. Congratulations. Your grandmothers chest, such a treasure. Enjoy your trip and be safe.

Vickie said...

Oh my! I will try to stay warm here. It is 24ºF.
Your home is looking so lovely. I love the blue in the library nook.

Faith... said...

Your house looks gorgeous and you have a sewing room - how cool; I am totally jealous! Look forward to following your Turtle Trot progress!

Kris said...

I love your library nook. I also love Australia, I spent 2 1/2 weeks in Townsville a few years back and have wanted to come to visit again ever since.