Thursday, 10 May 2012
Found these I did a while back.
Well, in lieu of a card which I've not been able to make due to one thing and another... I thought I'd share with you these water-colours that I unearthed while trying to put all the stuff back in my craft room. These were paintings I did when I took a water colour course in 2004. They've never seen the light of day since then, and were in a massive storage box with lots of other stuff. It was actually a course with a qualification at the end of it... my lovely OH and me took it and we both passed (but then again - I didn't come across anyone who failed!) Anyway, I've now put them up on the craft room wall, the bigger one needs a new mount as when I painted it, I had no money and couldn't afford to have a frame made, so had to make do with the cheapest I could find. The others still have cellophane around them (and you can see where the title was too), as they were up on display for the examiner. (The sharp eyes can see my reflection in the glass on the bigger one..)
The saga of the kitchen goes on........ you know we had the wrong tiles delivered at the weekend? So the tiler couldn't do his bit.....which will now have to wait till after our holiday. Well today was the turn of the flooring man. We went to order what we wanted last week..... brought home all the samples books, and after much deliberation, decided on the blackest there was, as the work surfaces are black. Today, the carpet fitter came (it's not carpet, it's cushion-floor, but hey..), I shut the kitchen door and left him to it..... went back in to hand him the regulation cup of tea, and wouldn't you know it, the flooring was grey and NOT what I'd chosen. I rang the company who wanted me to check the sample against what had been supplied, so off carpet fitter trotted and returned - only for me to be proved right, that the sample was a totally different shade...... definitely BLACK and not GREY. Soooooo I have another fight on my hands. I was so close to tears. In fact, strike that, I WAS in tears. Could anything else go wrong? The kitchen fitter is now coming back after our meal tonight, to finish the plinths..... but they'll all have to come off again when the cushionfloor manufacturer admits he used the wrong bottle of dye.
Now.... on the plus side, complete with thermal vest still, we are off to the South of France this weekend for our much needed holiday.... the downside is that we have to come back to move all the kitchen stuff out of the dining room back into the kitchen, then the rest of my craft stash back into my craft room. So you probably won't see me around for a bit..... but I haven't slashed my wrists over the kitchen debacle...... I'll just be sunning myself...... that is, if our accomodation hasn't been double booked or anything.....
Sorry for whining...... but thank you all for being there for me to whine to...
Big hugs to all my blogging buddies.