What a busy time we have had since last Friday morning. Our Ikea kitchen arrived as planned first thing Friday morning....in 150 boxes!!!!! We have spent many hours doing the jigsaw but of course had to check all the codes on each box to make sure it was the right piece of the jigsaw we were using!!!
So since then there's been no time [even if I was able to get past the boxes] to get into my sewing room. I did manage to finish 27 of my Christmas tree card toppers before it arrived....
Sorry the photo isn't very clear ....I just snapped it quick on my phone as I finished my first batch. They are all little patchwork Christmas trees but I have free machine embroidered some and used machine embroidery stitches on others....every one is different. Lots more to do yet but I have been playing support act to my hubby fitting the kitchen cupboards since.
I know some of you will want to see the progress so here's a few quick pics....
On the left we have a tall larder cupboard, our fitted cupboard with the double oven in, a little infill cupboard then a corner cupboard that comes out into the room like a breakfast bar.
On the right is the dishwasher [have managed without one for 15 months so can't wait for it to be plumbed in], then will come the sink, a store cupboard and on the left in this pic will be the gas hob.
Looking down the kitchen towards the new doors you can see how the corner cupboard sticks out into the room and behind that will go our new dining table....we have managed eating off our laps since we moved house so really can't wait to eat at a table again. :-)
As you can see we have been very busy [helped by several of our wonderful family members] but there are still wall cupboards to make/fit, the work tops to go on and appliances to fit/plumb in etc. The boxes have definitely got less but there are still many hidden in every corner yet :-)...and if you're wondering the door fronts are off white and work tops and a dusky dark oak :-) :-) :-)
So there you go. That's it from me for today. Please leave me a little comment to let me know you've called in and I will do my best to pay you a return visit ASAP. Thanks for calling by.