Wednesday, 25 August 2010

part two...

Remember on this post when I explained how I was doing a photo collaboration with Catherine? Well this was part two!

This time it was my turn to choose the theme and I chose the word Harmony. Catherine sent me such a beautiful package and for her; when she thought about the word Harmony, all she kept coming back to was Summer.
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Everything about Summer just feels right for her and she sent these photos of the most fantastic strawberries to express that feeling.Even in wintertime the strawberries are a reminder of summer and harmony...harmony4
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Catherine also sent me the most lovely tea, which is a flower bud. I've been saving it until I could appreciate it fully, in a lovely relaxed manner and I have a 3 day weekend coming up yay! so am going to try it then!

Thanks Catherine! Head over to her blog to see what I sent....

Monday, 23 August 2010

once again...

Here I am after another unintended break. I didn't actually mean to be away from blogging but somehow daily life just got in the way!

One of the things I've been doing recently is decorating. We had dark stained floorboards in our kitchen and sitting room which were perfectly fine until I got it into my head that it would be a great idea to paint them a light grey colour. Obviously this meant sanding all the old stain off before I could even start but still it seemed like a good idea...

The main problem wasn't really the painting but the fact that the paint took 8 hours to dry and oh, did I mention that in my house every room leads onto each other... no hallways which meant a logistical nightmare... but never mind, now that it's done it's all a distant memory which is probably a good thing!

glimpse... 121/365
the floor was still a little wet at this point!

after one coat of paint...

Now of course I just need to find some time to sew some new cushion covers using the Kath Kidson fabric I've had for forever!!