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Monday, May 3, 2010

Painting done and blogger sitting on the fence!

Well, I can't believe it's been a month since my last post! So I will try and go back to fill you in on what's been happening,(which may prove to be a tinsy hard since I can't remember what I had for dinner last night,,)

So, I know for sure I ran out of gb on my computer last month and couldn't use it for a few days, so had no temptation to check for msgs, check out new blogs, check ebay,etc, etc, etc.. It really is amazing how much one can get done without temptation lurking!!  So I have made it one of my goals to stay off as much as possible and use my time more wisely and efficiently. I will still be blogging but perhaps only once a month where I will fill you in with all my boring details...

 Ok.. FINALLY MY HOUSE PAINTING IS FINISHED.... well atleast from the outside. It all looks one colour now... yellow.. I love it.. it makes me happy! I gotta tell ya though that hubby of mine is one slave driver.. if he says tomorrow we are painting this, this and this, there's no changing his mind. Gulp down breakfast and off we go. I really should take a leaf out of his book, and stop thinking about doing something and just get on with it!
Here's some pics,

We are going to pave infront of the house and down the sides and put in a cottage garden as well.

I would love to convert my old front verandah into a sunroom/sewing room and have mentioned it to hubby not long ago( was waiting for my extension to be finished first before I hit him on the head again with another project) Have to say though he didn't say no.. I think, maybe, just maybe, he might do it. Question is when???

I love my french doors, if I could I'd take out all my sliding doors and replace them I would.

Last Friday was Lisa's birthday. She turned 17. She's the one far right being silly with her friends

She is growing up so fast now. She has a boyfriend and will be going for her driver's licence in a couple of weeks. Need I say how I feel?  Sick.. yep totally worried about everything and have the weirdest dreams of her being eaten by sharks... true!  T'was just yesterday she was only a 4 year old who adored mummy, dollys and pink! Atleast she still likes pink.

I just want to also say sorry to those ladies I normally visit and leave a comment on their blog. I have been sitting on the fence when it comes to blogging but I have been reading what you have been up to! Will promise to leave comments at least once a month and honestly you don't have to leave comments on mine all the time too !

I have just started up my sewing again and am working on some orders which I had since before last xmas and some new ones too. I am making a pretty roses quilt for a very special customer and I'm looking forward getting back into it and hopefully some new stuff for ebay. Will post pics as I go.

I managed to get a quote on getting my bargain find reupholstered..

I think now maybe it wasn't such a bargain find, not unless I can do it myself. They want $1850.00 and that's not including the outer material, .. what do you think.. it sounds like alot to me. I think it will be residing on  my back verandah a little while longer.
Well I think that's it for this post.. I do hope all you lovely ladies have been well and happy.. take care, hugs always, Maryann


Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Marion,
Happy 17th Birthday to Lisa. Oh, how quickly our babes grow up!
Your cottage is looking fantastic and of course a sewing room must is necessary.

Hm,Your hubby is soo handy- How about another little cottage as a sewing room? I'd like to keep the old front verandah!
I know how cheeky am I as a blogger.
Happy creating,

The Pink Poodle said...

Hi gorgeous...Love the stunning it will look with the cottage garden etc..

MMM!! dont talk to me about time flying...both boys 23 & 21 yo..& both driving...
Both full licences..
I worry beyond belief..
(byron is off to japan this weekend & guess what I am worried about now?? an earthquake!!)

xx andrea

Kerri L. Houston said...

It looks beautiful :) I love yellow painted houses. Makes everything so cherrful and bright.


The Stylish House said...

Lisa is a beautiful young lady! Wishing her a Happy Birthday.
I understand about blogging. It takes time especially if you comment back to everyone. I backed off since Christmas posting once every week or two. I try to post quality not quanity.
Concerning your furniture I think that is a fair price for the labor. They are intricate pieces and there is a lot of work involved. You might find someone willing to charge less if you're lucky.
I love the yellow paint on your home. My husband is the same as yours. He can be a driven task master on the weekends, let's get going...I'm let's stop and smell the roses along the way.

Antique Rose Designs said...

Hi Maryann I know how you feel about the blogging I haven't had time to get on to read all the new posts until now. Kids keeping me busy and not enough hours in the day I might do the same and blog once a month too. Happy birthday to Lisa don't stress over her driving she will be fine. The house looks great and a sewing room would be perfect on that back porch love that idea. Have a great Mothers Day. Carol

Miss Gracie's House said...

I've just spent my morning tea-time enjoying all of the prettiness you have going on your charming cottage! Now I'm gonna go check out your ebay shoppe. THANKS for stopping by my place, too...

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

Ha, loved those teenage girl photos, my teenage girls have very similar poses, must be a teenage girl thing ;0))
Your house is looking fabulous, you must be enjoying all that extra space!


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