a bit of this that and the other

Hello everyone, I hope you are making the most of the long Bank Holiday weekend to do some crafting or simply taking life easy.  We’ve had a rather busy few days but it’s all been good ^^

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First of all, we’ve had an offer for our house, and accepted. So, fingers crossed that everything will go smoothly over the coming weeks/months and that we’ll be able to do the official signing asap. 

This wonderful news galvanised us into doing more sorting and clearing out . . . getting covered in thick cobwebs in the process, as we sorted through items that have been stored under our lean-to outside, for the last 13 years lol.  Here’s just a small part of what we took to the local tip

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We still have several journeys to make but it’s nice to feel we’re gradually getting there.

I ordered some special plastic storage bags on amazon the other day, the ones where you suck out the air with vacuum cleaner, so that I can try and pack some things more “tightly”.  While ordering, I added a book to my cart ^^  . . . naughty, but nice.

Here’s what I treated myself to

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18 designs by Joan Elliott. They are all so gorgeous, you’ll understand why I was naughty

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And when that arrived, it prompted me to get back to one of my WIPs which was fast becoming a UFO.  You may remember that I began stitching Joan Elliott’s “Maiden and Unicorn” last year?  Well last time I did any work on it was in January this year, so it’s been a while

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That is what it looked like early January . . . and here’s what it looks like now.

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Not a great deal of progress, but I plan on keeping this project close to hand and working on more of the maiden’s robe.

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11 thoughts on “a bit of this that and the other

  1. Congratulations on the offer on your house. I hope everything goes smoothly for you. I know the process differs in France – does it take as long as in the UK? Have you already somewhere in mind to move to?
    Loving the Christmas designs…….
    Alison x

  2. Your house is looking all spick and span 🙂 I’m not surprised it has been snapped up! You deserve a treat and your book looks perfect. Lots of lovely Christmas goodies to keep you busy. I’m also looking forward to seeing more of the unicorn 🙂

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