Saturday, 7 December 2013

The new house and a stitchy fair

This Christmas lark has come round way too fast for me again!
I have finally got my furniture out of storage and the animals came to the new home 2 days ago too.

The local removals firm were a nightmare and they were so useless this is what they left in my bathroom, but didn't mention it before they left!
Its a king size mattress and bed base which they couldn't fit in the bedroom cos they'd left boxes and drawers spread about and not stacked more sensibly.

They were going at such a rate of speed I couldn't get up the stairs to see where they were putting things and I can see why they were in such a hurry to be paid and then leave!
Now it has to be said that almost all of what they called my " boxes of trinkets" is in fact, cough, craft gear!
It took me about 30 minutes to stack it all to one side enough to allow me to get the bed base and mattress in place.
( but then I used to load aircraft for a living lol and this 'crew' were dippy daft blokes!)
Now I have to admit, my de-cluttering before I left my other, larger house was pretty thorough I thought BUT - its going to have to be an on going occupation obviously lol
Im going to have to make things using what is in any box I open, rather than think what I fancy doing then look for the makings!
The chances of finding anything is frankly pretty slim!

One third of this boxed stash is now in the boarded loft and the rest is stacked in a quirky triangular 'dressing area' in that front bedroom ( oh and tucked under the bed too lol)

I have an almost fitted kitchen, got spotlights but no taps and a sink that's not connected to the drain lol but bonus! -the lounge is almost sorted!
The dining room has yet to be sorted out, where there are more boxes but they are mostly kitchen and garage bits.
The garage is full of building debris and book cases that came here but can't fit so are going elsewhere.
Oh and the animals are getting slowly used to the new place, although Hilly puss spent her first 2 hours here - under the lounge floor! 
Having wriggled through a 4" gap in the floorboards in the under stairs cupboard for whatever reason, we could hear her mewing beneath our feet - dizzy cat!!

Okay here's some bits of interest -
Evie is growing and a joy

Grandson Jack is still my number one boy -
here he is playing with hand puppets from the Indigo Moon Puppet Theatre group.
and here's a few things that took my fancy at the Harrogate show
by Mary Fisher
And I think the below are by her also

Loved these too - all very different!

by Margaret Nicholson (- many thanks Hazel !)
Stunning beadwork though.
     and this was taken whilst catching a little peace from builders in my house, down at Hessle Foreshore close to the Humber Bridge.
This was under water the other day as the high winds mixed with the exceptionally high tides!