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Friday, 8 October 2010

Coming together

I have done some work on my house this week. In the past couple of months I have done loads of cross stitch finishing a large project, so now I have more time. I wanted to rebuild the basement extension and terrace garden. Firstly I had to find all the components to make the basement. That was fun, I could not find the back wall, it would be easy to spot because I have put bricks on it, I cleared out under my stairs where I keep all these things, not there. I checked out my drawers in the Attic, not there. So in the end I had to make a new back wall.

I need to brick the back wall to make it look like a cellar, I will also make a rack for all the wine bottles. The two barrels will stay on the right hand side. The other thing is I had a large dresser placed in here and yet again I can't find that, I can't believe I would have thrown it out in our house move, it has to be here somewhere. I love the two little candle holders, I brought them at a show last year, there would be no electric this part of the house.

I also cut doors in the main house, leading from the ballroom out to the garden, when I first planned this house I had the room as a dinning room, but then as we do I changed it. I have not done much with the garden, my plans were always to wait until we moved, the plan now is to complete the gardens. I do have a fountain, I have purchased a very small pump to have a water in the garden, but I think this will not happen.I have a tree to make and I want a garden wall at the back. I will put hedges around the garden, and add flowers, with two large displays in the front planters.

This week I want to go through my house tiding each room, moving across the office has knocked over a few items. The lights all work which is good, and as the darker evenings approach, I can have my lights on more often with nice effects.

7 comments:

  1. Marlene, the house is going to be outstanding when you finish. I especially like the garden. Can't wait to see it finished....I am so glad that I am not the only one that loses the stuff that I need, just when I need it!

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  2. Marlene your house looks lovely. Love the idea of the wine racks and the barrels. Your garden looks nice. I am glad I am not the only one that 'misplaces' things!

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  3. El punto de cruz usa mucho tiempo. Me alegro que no abandones esta casa, los avances están perfectos.
    Aprovecho para felicitarte por ser la ganadora del sorteo de Peggy.
    Besos Clara

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  4. oh!!!very beautiful house and very lovely blog

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  5. Great house you're making. I wanted to let you know you won my give-away. Please contact me to let me know your address so I can send you your prize. Congratulations!

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  6. Estas haciendo maravillosos progresos en la casita.
    Enhorabuena por haber sido la ganadora del sorteo de Peggy.
    besitos ascension

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  7. Very nice ideas. Your wine room is going to look nice once you finish it. I love the patio. How did you make the stones? And the 2 planters on the right side of the railing - did you make those? Those are cool looking.

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