It is quite a dark room so we have to be careful with the colours we chose or it will seem a bit gloomy, and of course the range does smoke a little at times so we need walls we can clean. The range burns wood, coal and turf. I refuse to pay money for oil and as it is going to run out anyway and become more and more expensive, it made more sense to have something powering the central heating which had a bit more flexibility. It is wonderful when there are electric cuts as we can still cook on it and in it and it warms the whole house!
So, without much ado, here are some photos and then we can get on with the crafty stuff!!
The lime green actually seems to reflect the light and makes it seems very bright and cheerful. I love it.
Now for craft. Today I was determined to get some time to myself. So, I very kindly treated dh and ds's to a visit to the cinema to watch the new James Bond film. Wasn't that kind of me?
By 10.00 am I had the bread rising, the kitchen cleaned, washing sorted and meals planned and I had my stop-cancer-coming-back-aerobic walk...so I really, really deserved an afternoon to myself. This way I got my time, and I got mega popularity points by being the parent to suggest it. I booked the tickets online to make sure the
And while they were gone I made six stockings for the Christmas Tree.
I love these red ones. I was going to add some black buttons as they are quite sexy but then felt it might detract from the fact they are supposed to be Christmassy rather than too tarty lol. It is nice however to have a feminine stocking rather than just ones that look like welly boots!
I really enjoyed making these...thank you for the suggestions re; trim. Unfortunately wonderweb wouldn't work as it is interthreaded and 3-d. It just unravels so.....I used my glue gun! Just enough to bind the ends (and my fingers/table/kitchen worktops).
Then, mission accomplished, I decided to make some more not-thread catchers. Well, they are thread catchers but when I make them they are Christmas Tree Chocolate Holders lol.
I made these a little bigger: I used 6 inch square material and really do prefer them this size.
So, all in all, quite a productive afternoon!
And a fantastic distraction to help me forget I have an oncology appointment tomorrow. I really, really hope my bloods are ok and they tell me not to bother going back for six months.
I will put my WIPapocolypse up when I get back tomorrow or at the end of the week...depending on when I get some stitching done. The light is very bad, even with a daylight lamp so I haven't been stitching much in the evening. I think now though I will dedicate this week to cross stitch; it has been a little negected!
Have a great week everyone. Friends on the East Coast of the USA, please stay safe and I pray this monster storm will miraculously fizzle out and leave you all alone. Take care xxx