Sunday 4 July 2010
Galloping through the days . . .
I seem to spend all my waking hours trying to get everything in the house as I want it in my mind's eye, with the junk outside rather than in. Mama cat has taken her kittens on walkabout (back to the farm buildings I suspect) so I took advantage of this yesterday and began clearing out the old poultry shed where the cats had been. I made quite a bit of space, and was able to take the least valuable junk from the back room where it had been languishing. Half way through the afternoon I stopped to very quickly re-cover (temporarily) two walnut balloon back chairs we had bought for a fiver at auction a few years back. Since the balloon backs in the Morning Room cum Dining Room have no seats (awaiting restoration), I decided the room would look very much better if we had chairs with seats. OH is mending the seatless wonders now, and I set to with a roll of woollen material we'd been given and a stapler, and in 40 mins I had put new covers on the chairs. Not brilliant, and only temporary, but when they are under the able you don't notice . . . It wouldn't do to sit on one of them though, as it is missing the bottom 1/4 of its leg (another job for OH to fit in). My last upholstery sessions were "helped" by darling Snowy, who liked to be in the middle of whatever I was doing.
I hardened my heart and have put out 2/3 of my wool stash for the charity shop (stuff I know I will probably never use anyway), and half of my material stash. It was quite liberating. The lady at the charity shop will be happy when we turn up tomorrow!
I bought a yellow Potentilla for the new bit of paddock garden today, and that is planted and rained on, so hopefully will soon be rooting happily.
I shall be SO glad when I can say we have FINISHED and it's just maintenance after that . . .
Before . . .
. . . and after.