After an absence of several months from my Patchwork group, I was so glad to go back there & catch up with my stitching friends... I'd been gone so long they all thought I'd left them for good! So coffee was made, cake was served & lots of catching up happened.
I took something nice & easy to stitch on for the day... Santa... started on him a few months ago, so it was his turn to receive a bit of progress.
Here he is in the morning...
...And here he is at the end of Friday... it was great to add so many stitches to him!
Thank you so much to Cheryll for hosting us all for FNWF♥
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The Great Backyard Project is taking a massive step forward on Monday.
Our guy is coming in with his bobcat... he'll be completely gutting all the limestone retaining, gardens, paving... everything right up to the house... Gone. Stripped bare. All of it!
mrHS has already painted the roof; what an epic effort & it looks wonderful... he says the view is lovely up there... He will be taking down the pergola & patio himself on Sunday, hopefully that goes smoothly, because time is not exactly on his side.
I have relocated two 6-feet tall frangipani (plumeria) trees so that they were not lost to the demolition...Might I say that was epic effort too, given I'm not at all a gardener & it's tricky to do the right thing for my dodgy back when undertaking such things! But I managed fine. I just hope they survive & thrive, so my efforts were not in vain.
I won't bore you with lots of pics of our venture... I realise that someone else's reno pics are not always interesting to anyone else... I'll share some pics next week when the 'fun' really starts!
Good news: I mentioned in a recent post about the missing Horn cabinet key... I was looking for something else in the last few days, & guess what I set my eyes upon?! Yes, the key. It's now tucked away in my sewing basket, a far more appropriate place than a draw full of pens & the like.
Whew, what a wordy post, sorry about that... if you've read to here, I thank you.
~ Have a Fab Sunday ~