It's taken a bit of doing.
There's been a lot of dust swirling around,
much packing and unpacking,
a weekend spent wading about on a gritty concrete pad
but it's all over
and I love it!
and it even smells nice (in a woody sort of a way.)
(The first photo best captures the real colour.)
who's terribly timid and who's spent a lot of time hiding under the bed,
is very glad it's all over too:
Renovating has been unexpectedly time consuming but,
since the floor's been finished,
I've had more time and energy to devote to being creative
and my chevron lace cardi now boasts a sleeve:
Incidentally, here's a close up of the button necklace I'm wearing with the cardi:
I made it, stringing the buttons with fine wire, a few years ago.
I've been keeping the cardi in this gorgeous bag that I bought from the Station Street Markets out at Subiaco:
I love the applique flower, the polka dot lining and, especially, the vintage corduroy fabric ~ my mum made me a butterfly sleeved smock out of material much like it in the seventies.
When I've finished the cardigan I'm looking forward to wearing it with the bag.
I've even been baking. I made these orange and poppyseed shortbread fingers for friends who came over for morning tea:
They're moist and tasty
and my visitors left with the recipe, which is always a good thing.
Have a wonderful week everybody.
...and thanks for dropping by.
I haven't been posting a lot of late, I know, and I really appreciate that people still take the time to come and visit.