Thursday, June 3, 2010

Has it really been that long???

Hello everyone!
Yes, long time no see.
It is lovely to be back and feeling rejuvinated!
I hope you are all well and happy?
I can't believe that I have been away from blogland for so long!
So, what have I been up to......
Well, of course more painting...blah! But it was my sewing room to be done so it wasn't too painful! I am so pleased to have 90% of it done. Just the wardrobe doors to put on and hang the roman blinds I have made - this ruined my back for 4 days; bending over on the floor all day was not a very good idea, don't do it people!
These are the roman blinds I made for the Kitchen. I wanted something a bit cute in here so I used Cath Kidston's Strawberries!
And these are the ones I made for the box bay window. Lincraft quoted me $1000 to make roller blinds for the large window and the two very small ones on the side. I nearly died....so I decided to make a Roman blind myself all for $100!!! Please don't look at the state of the windows - that was something I did not get done!
I have also hung pictures all over the place...I'll show you more later. It is looking much more like our home now with a few more finishing touches about.
And we let the builders back to make more mess!!! Finally our retaining wall, back patio and pergola have been done. Hubs wants to do crazy paving all over it. We will be able to sit outside on a beautiful winters day and enjoy the beautiul sunshine we have been having lately.
Besides working around the house, I have also enjoyed a wonderful weekend away at Sewjourn with a lovely bunch of gals, caught up with friends, listened to lots of great music, read books, watched movies, watched endless soccer matches, had lots of family time and just generally enjoyed life.
It feels good to be back.
Kathryn. XX

12 comments:

Alison said...

Hi Kathryn you have been busy. Great job on the roman blinds.
So many things done at the house.
Sewjourn must have been fun
Alison

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Well some of that news I was lucky enough to see first hand!
I do so love the strawberries in the kitchen!

Kerryanne English said...

Welcome back stranger... you have been so busy. Love those curtains. Worth the back ache I'm sure because they look fantastic.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

ittybittyandpretty said...

i must be psychic!!! i wrote on your previous post today wondering where you have been...i have the gift!
love the colours of your walls a great choice indeed.
xxrosey

Marilyn said...

WOW...Welcome back!! You all certainly have been busy!! I love your blinds.....Don't you just wonder where these places get their price ideas??
Great Post!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Annie said...

Love the pictures Kathryn, and you've done a FAB job on all those curtains - you should be very proud of yourself. Hope to see you tonight at craft.

Tulip~Rose Quilt Shoppe said...

Welcome Back Kathryn!! Sounds like you had a wonderfully relaxing break (except for the painting!)...LOVE your sewing room! and the Roman blinds look great!
Have a great week
Glenda

The Pink Poodle said...

YEAH!!! was worried about you & actually was going to pop an email off to you..

Love the blinds...your sewing room looks fabulous...

xx andrea

marie said...

Kathryn! How wonderful to hear from you!! Look at all those beautiful things hanging in your new sewing room!! I noticed that you re-stocke your Etsy shop too!

Brand new home to care for and you're still sewing up a storm!!
I hope the boys are enjoying their new rooms and that all of you are well!

LoloDesigns said...

Hey welcome back! House is looking good. It's really hot over here at the mo in good ol blighty, think barbies are gonna be fired up all over town tonight ;O) x

Jo said...

Yay you're back! House is looking great. Hope party went well x

HMB said...

any chance you could email me ur pattern on how to make roman blinds??
I'm wanting to make some for our children's playroom.
hb72@hotmail.co.uk
..best wishes, enjoying urs and your hubby's bogs
Helen