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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

WOYWW....

On Friday our builders fitted our new kitchen french windows/doors and I have to be honest and say I don't think I stopped grinning all day....there are just two internal doors the builders have to hang and their work is done.  Not only have they finished the work to a very high standard but they have worked with us throughout and all our dreams have come true with the finished result.....what more could we ask for? For those that haven't seen my post from last Friday you might like to scroll down to see the layout of all the changes.

Our son, Mark has been working hard to do the second fix on the electrics and my darling hubby has nearly completed fitting the new bathroom....he's not a plumber and I have learnt new words at times when pipes have sprung leaks but it's all looking pretty good now.  We have painted all the bare plastered walls with the base coat now so even the dust is slowly reducing......wahooooooo

Enough about our building work because I know you have really come here to see what's on my work desk today.....


Whilst sorting my fabric stash I found a small bag full of ready cut 1" x 1 1/2" Christmas fabrics so I decided to use it for my Christmas cards this year....and now I not only have a completed sewing room but it is now a warm cosy completed sewing room.....I had no excuse to not enjoy some crafty fun. I  decided to patchwork them all together.



I then cut my strips of patchwork into 72 little Christmas trees....and every one is different :-)

I plan to mount them onto fabric and to embellish each one so watch this space.....






That's it from me for today....I've really enjoyed getting into my new sewing room and have even had several customers bring me work this week.  :-)

Please leave me a little comment so I know you've called by and I will pop over to yours as soon as I'm able.
Hugs,
Annie x

30 comments:

Nikki C said...

It is always a great day when you see you renovations at the finish mark. Take a picture of them would live to see them and your cards are going to look wicked when your done can't wait to see them
Hugs Nikki to early no #

Lynn Holland said...

No link up yet but I'm here anyway and can see you are enjoying yourself. I know that feeling Annie of delight when all your plans have come together, I still look round our house in wonder eight years later.
I'm looking forward to seeing your cards finished, you've got me intrigued by them.
I've made some fabric chocolates, you can see them if you link across from today's woyww. I've enjoyed doing them and would do more if I could think of a use for them. At the moment they are sat on a mini cake stand in my kitchen. Any ideas Annie ?
LYNN xx

sandra de said...

It has been quite exciting watching your renovations over the months... always amazed that you were able to craft and post regardless of the building chaos.
sandra de @20

Twiglet said...

You are nearly there!! Those little trees will adorn a card or two I am sure. x Jo

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Woohoo to new doors, windows and bathrooms :-). I love our new shower room..never been so clean in all my life!
I had to wait and stroke that fat quarter for a while before using it, lol!!
Hugs, LLJ 2 xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Exciting when work is nearly finished and you can finally start putting everything back where you wish! Love those fabrics. Take care Zo xx 31

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Annie, happy Annie... yeah for you, now all settled into your sewing room....and by the looks happily making patchwork trees...have fun and enjoy. Cheers RobynO#30

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I admire your patience in piecing together those little trees. What wonderful cards they will make. So glad to hear your sewing room is now a cosy space to work in.

Fiona #34

Sue Jones said...

ooo do show us the french doors - I would LOVE french doors :) Soon be finished :)

Lisca Meijer said...

It's really great that you've been lucky enough to have such good builders. You hear so often of horror stories. We have been lucky too with our builders here in Spain. They have been great, I can't say otherwise.
Fantastic to be able to say that it is nearly finished. (I enjoyed reading Fridays post with the before and after pictures)
Well done your DH to tackle the plumbing. My DH has always loved plumbing and now with those new 'plastic' pipes, no more soldering! It's a doddle!
I love your little fabric Xmas trees. Looking forward to seeing them mounted on fabric.
Have a great week,
Thanks for visiting already,
Lisca

Neet said...

I am delighted that you are so happy with your new home. You have all worked so hard, you deserve the happiness. I can just imagine Christmas there with all your family.
Looking forward to seeing your Christmas cards, hope we get to see them all laid out in a ine with them all being different fabrics. Should look spectacular.
Hugs & Thanks for visiting me
Neet 4 xx

Robyn said...

loving those patchwork trees!
So glad building is coming along
robyn 36

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Annie, great news that the work is almost finished, even better that you have customers bringing you work!And its wonderful that you have had everything turn out exactly as you wanted it. Love the little fabric trees, so bright and cheery. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #7 xxx

lisa said...

Ohhhh, no wonder you are smiling, Annie if your renovations are nearly finished. It's been such a big upheaval for you but what a lovely crafty space you now have. I love the look of your Xmas trees too, looks like you are putting your new space to good use.
Hugs Lisax #44

Jackie Mackay said...

Ah yes - time to get those xmas fabrics out of the loft. Looking forward to see what you do with yours. Glad you now have a cosy space to work in Jackie #14

butterfliecrafter said...

I hope I also will be grining by the end of the year, then my craft room should be all up and running, this week the stairs are been fitted, next week the floor will be laid down and then the painters need to come and then I can start filling it up with all my stuff.butterfliecrafter#8

Laura said...

Ooh, they look pretty, but fiddly too!
Laura
43

Helen said...

just been to look at the plans, as I missed it on Friday. Lovely to hear the work is nearly all finished - phew!! Your Christmas trees are just fabulous! Helen 6

Anne said...

So pleased for you Annie. Having been through similar - twice I can really appreciate how you are feeling now :-) Loving those trees! Anne x #58

glitterandglue said...

Weyhey, Annie. No more builders. Wonderful. I love those little trees. They look great - your Christmas cards are going to be lovely. Well done.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #32

Christine said...

So happy for you - I can understand the mess and getting the house cleaned up, we have had Central Heating installed ........ Clearing and cleaning after the workmen have gone is major, more power to your elbow girl!!!!
Have a good week
Christine
Bishopsmate #41

Angela Radford said...

Hi Annie, I very much look forward to seeing how you finish the patchwork pieces. Hopefully by next week I will have sorted the new stash. I like to leave it out for a while otherwise you are right it gets put away and forgotten. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 21

Elizabeth said...

So glad your house is getting near completion, Annie, and that you are in your new cosy sewing room too. I like your idea of making little trees with those tiny little patches. Looking forward to seeing the finished cards. I'm loving my new ribbon storage too - much more decorative than stashing it in ice-cream boxes :) Have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #53

Julia Dunnit said...

Finally caught up, lovely to see the plans and make sense of the building, my word, you have emailed calm over the period of a very major build! Am utterly thrilled for you. And then, because your time management skills are so good, you start making really dearie and lovely Christmas cards...too marvellous. Can almost see the smiles in the stitches.

Tilly Tea Dance said...

So great to hear you're almost there! The christmas trees are fab x

Michelle G said...

I'll be back to see how your cards turn out, the idea is lovely.

Diana Taylor said...

How lovely that all your work is nearly finished, and you have a cosy new craft room to work in. I love your little tree idea and can't wait to see the cards you make with them - it sounds delightful. Hope you have a great week,
Diana #17

Christals Creations said...

I am so jealous!!! Our expensive new toilet seat has split, I still have no proper floor in the bathroom, I still need a kitchen, but I do have a new box seat with three drawers for the children's shoes. :)

BumbleVee said...

Can't wait to see how all the trees will look when finished...

Jill Kiln Fired Art said...

those Christmas trees are very cute
Jill