Friday 31 January 2014

A difficult day

We handed over the keys today for Dad's house - we're really pleased on how the house turned out but I have very mixed emotions today. I feel very proud that we did all the work but I feel like we've lost Dad all over again.

Here's a few photos to show the work we did:

Hubby plastering the kitchen
New Kitchen
Dad's Lounge
New Lounge with card &
flowers for new tenants
Although it's the end of January Stitch from Stash is in a new month and so far so good. I made a card for Dad's neighbours - I used a chart from a book Mu gave me, an off cut of 28 count blue fabric, ribbon from my stash and card & envelope from my stash - so again I spent £0
Thank You card
These are the two books Mum gave me - hopefully I can use these charts for some projects this year. The card book has some great little designs and I've already used one of the alphabets from the 2001 design book.

My Canadian friend gave me a gift voucher for 123 stitch - the postage to UK is very high so I had the chat sent to my friend Dusty and she sent it on to me. In return I sent Dusty some speciality threads (from my stash) so I have another chart to add to my stash that cost me £0
My LHN chart and gorgeous scarf that
Dusty sent me
I have been busy stitching the thank you card but I did do all the white walls on my July Drawn Thread and I've started the fireworks.
July - The Drawn Thread
Thanks for reading my latest news - I can't believe it's February tomorrow !!


Bev C said...

Hello Clare,

Lots of work involved in renovating. Enjoy your new books and charts, I wish postage was cheaper too.
Have a lovely weekend.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching. I am sure your Dad would be proud of all of the work you did at his house.

Julie said...

{{big hug}} I hope the new people will be very happy in their new home. With all the love an happy memories the house holds it should be wonderful for them.
A super card and the Drawn Thread is growing nicely.
I have The Home of the Needleworker (too) in my stash...somewhere!