Monday, 29 November 2010

Wet Room

Firstly  a big thank you to everyone that reads and comments on my blog I really appreciate it, I do my best to comment on other peoples blog's when ever I can.
old bathroom in front garden
I haven't posted for the last week or so, we've had a wet room installed and although the builder said it would take 6-7 days it in fact took over 2 weeks. Quite honestly it feels as though it took over my life, lots of tea coffee and biscuit's were made (by me).

Finished Wet Room
After the first week I became stir crazy, I'd planned to get lots of sewing done, did I? NO.  I've a king size quilt almost finished and  I want to machine quilt the the border, it's something that I've never done before so what an opportunity.  The plan was to machine quilt a cushion cover first then when in the flow, machine quilt a small quilt (I'd made the top for before my holiday). Then there would be no stopping me straight onto the king size quilt border. Everything was going great with the cushion when the builders said the powers going off for a couple of hours, that was the end of that, a cushion cover half finished the king size folded on a chair waiting and an almost finished small quilt, hand quilted instead .  Oh well! After reading Jan's comment I realise I should have said it was all worth it! And we are much cleaner and smelling sweeter!

Friday I left the builders here and spent a lovely day with Rachel shopping in Cambridge, can't call it Christmas shopping as we didn't do a lot of that. We spent ages over lunch, she tried on dresses and I bought a new coat 3 sizes smaller than I would have bought last year! I also found out that Rachel reads my blog, Mmmmm. It does not bother me, but I've been told that if I join face book, she wont be my friend. I discovered she reads this blog whilst walking through the furniture department of John Lewis (my favourite shop) we sat in a snuggler I said 'Kate has one of these I think, Jacqueline (Rachel's Godmother) is knitting her some cushions for it', 'Yes I know' said Rachel....... You've been reading my blog, yep I wanted to see who your holiday pictures James tweeted about them so I thought I'd see who your friend were while I was there. I told her that from now on I'll blog about her and may even put pictures of her on here.

Everyone is weather obsessed here at the moment, if the TV or radio is on it's all about snow. I like the snow for the first day after that I want it gone, so far my part of the UK has escaped but it's due anytime, but even without snow it's very cold, so I thought I'd take a leaf out of Gina's book and get organised and do some cooking. So it's  a beef casserole for dinner tonight and I plan to pop a few dumplings on top as long as the suet isn't out of date, must go and check that! If not I'll slice a couple of potatoes on top!

I hope the snow doesn't come until Wednesday, tomorrow Jacqueline, Diane and another friend are due to meet for lunch, snow could stop the plans as I live quite away from them and it means driving down winding country lanes, not sure Jacqueline's other half would appreciate me staying if we get snowed in, until the thaw!!!!!! Plus we are going to the home of Wilkinson's Jam in Tiptree and I would like to buy a couple of presents in the shop.

Last week Christmas dinner landed in the garden, but flew off again before I could measure it to see if it would fit in my oven, another downside was it wasn't oven ready....... So looks like it will be the usual Turkey Breast for us then.

Next post : I promise pictures of finished quilt.


  1. Don't worry about the facebook thingie, Kate wouldn't want to be my friend either!
    Have you tried plucking a pheasant?
    Nearly has hard as catching one, I would imagine. Stick with the turkey.
    Positive note - Your bathroom looks amazing.

  2. Hope the snow holds off too. Lovely vanity unit, same style as the one we bought last year. Can you believe it, it is full of Howard's things.

  3. Oh dear... we're having a new bathroom fitted next week. We've been told 5 days...

  4. Oh dear... we're having a new bathroom fitted next week. We've been told 5 days...

  5. Your wet room looks really lovely worth the wait now you must be thinking ,We had about 2 inches of snow in my part of the Fens and its still there yuk ,I want it to go away Jan xx