Well the first star is our builder Neil. Yesterday he completed the bottom half of our conservatory and with a little bit of imagination you can start to picture what it will be like with its top half on (Please ignore the light blue dust sheets draped artfully over the airer through the dining room patio doors). We now have two weeks to wait for the second half of the proceedings when the men with the uPVC framework and glass will arrive on Monday 27th November. They should take the first three days of that week to complete the outer shell and then the balance of two days will involve the internals, plastering, floor etc. Nigel has booked that entire week off work to be around for supervision purposes and of course to put in the electrics and, with our neighbour's help, the heating radiators. God willing and with a following wind things should be near completion for the beginning of December :o)
It is wonderfully exciting and hopefully the second phase will go as smoothly as the first - fingers crossed.
The baby quilt is now to 'finished top' stage - I loved ForestJane's ideas of appliqueing little cars and trucks but had already made a start on the stars so stuck with them. As you can imagine, as I'm heading for bed shortly, it won't be completed for the kids to take in for their teacher's return to school tomorrow. However as he doesn't even know he will be on the receiving end of it, on behalf of his new son, it won't matter if it waits a couple of days because tomorrow will be virtually totally unproductive for me on the stitching front. This is because I have to clerk a Governors meeting at the school where I work. Clerk to Governors is my other role along with Finance Officer. In real terms I will work tomorrow between 10.30 and 2.30, come home to feed and sort out the kids and then return to work from 6.00 til probably around 10.00 pm for this meeting - no rest for the wicked eh?
Nigel (the lucky dog!) has pencilled in a work trip to Madrid for the last three days of next week - I am very jealous! - the farthest I shall go is work, the supermarket and playing taxi driver for the kids - there's no justice in this world! :o)