Well, it’s been an absolute bear of a project, but finally the kitchen door curtain is finished.The hand-made pole is nothing short of wonderful.

I’m so thrilled with it.  Pete at Siddington Smithy is a craftsman and I found him a delight to do business with. Amazingly, the pole cost less than a mass-produced one would have done. It really shows that we should support independent craftsmen when we can.

So, the kitchen is all but done.  We need pictures and to do something with the dining table (paint or replace…not sure which), but neither of those are urgent.


Our next project is to clear some space in the loft.  I’m planning to cull books and fabric and yarn.  Anything I can’immediately assign to a project, or which has sat there for years, is going to be either sold or gifted.  I don’t have the room and time has moved on, as have my requirements and taste.  It’s time the be ruthless.

The reason for this determined approach is that Mr Stitch is moving up into the loft to share my space with his home office space.  Hmmmmm!!!  Not sure how that will work, but if he’s naughty I have lots of sharp implements to poke him with!!

And the reason Mr Stitch is invading my space moving up to the loft, is so we can revert what is now his office back into a bedroom.

More painting, blinds and curtains, then!


And finally a knitting update.  Miss Maddy is almost done.  I’m on the last sleeve.  I haven’t knitted a stitch on the Lucy cardigan at all this year, despite the lovely new needles.  Just focusing on getting projects finished one at a time.  Hopefully Miss Maddy will be done soon.

Have a great weekend.  I’ll be the one hidden under a pile of rubbish yarn/fabric/books/packing boxes.


PS…as of this morning the weight tracker is accurate again.  My post Christmas/snow fever/jeepers-I-hate-this-wretched-door-curtain-so-I’m-off-to-eat-chocolate extra pounds have gone.