Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Overdue Update

Wow, time flies indeed. And I missed updating my blog in February completely. To my excuse can be said that I'm just so very busy and often go for days without internet. Even my stitching time is reduced quite a bit. I'll explain that later. For the ones interested in stitching only here is the only update I have to show.
Stitching on this piece is rather addictive. I'm so in love with it:

 A Parrot, A Leopard, A Lion
Designer: The Scarlet Letter
Fabric: 40ct Lakeside Linens "Vintage Maritime White"
AVAS silks
Now to the reasons for my absence. There are two major reasons for that.

One is that I started to sport daily. Right now I'm happy with it and also with the Weight Watchers program. I'm loosing weight rapidly and getting fitter same time. Feeling so much better.

The other reason is that we will work on a solution for the only problem we have in our otherwise very happy marriage. And that is to say it nicely...his shit stuff that he carries inside, on the patio and everywhere else - and leaves it there. Until I get really mad, then I have may be couple of days of a clean area and a rather miffed husband. And we start again.  It can be anything honestly. Tools, computer parts, small planes. What about a boat on the patio at times? Why can't he simply start stitching???
 Don't ask me what the thing is in the picture. I don't know and really don't care. He explained it couple of times, but my brain somehow doesn't process that info. What I do care about is that he put it on the lounge table and it will stay there until I get a major mental break down. Same to the shelf seen in the background. Can't complain too much about those. He will hang those up next to my stitching chair...sooner or later. 
And don't get me started on the trailer that gets pushed on the patio. And if it's not the trailer it's his boat. Or both.  Or the other things that appear there magically:
To his defense - it's partly my fault. When we built this house I insisted that our large garage and the shed should be heaps. It's not. He has no room to store his tools and other stuff.

The solution is sort of easy - my husband needs his man cave. He really really does. So we decided to have a major change to our backyard and will have to get builders in to concrete a large area and put up a huge shed and additional garage. The new garage will be for the caravan, said trailer and boat. And the LARGE shed (will be for everything else. A work place. Storage Unit. There will be also an outside area just paved.  And he keeps of course his original shed (which needs to be moved to the other side of the house).

Seen we are going in May again for couple of months to Europe to visit my mum and to travel through France and Austria, we have to do a lot of preparations before hand. First of all the rest of the back yard needs a revamp to suit the new plans. Then we have to move the shed to my vegetable garden which needs to be changed too. That all has to be done before the builders come in. And that is a LOT of work all by all. But it's fun too same time. :)
Here is a picture of what we did the last month. There are 2 dug up areas still to be done.

Wishing you all a nice time where ever you are in the world. Here it's too hot today to work outside.