Saturday, 1 January 2011


Hi lovely ladies i hope you enjoyed seeing in the new year we had a great time concidering i hate new years eve usually because i always get upset but last night was a good one my daughter and her family came round and Lauren and her boyfriend and his mom anne came round we had eats and drinks played scrabble and at midnight we writ our hopes and dreams on Chinese lanterns and lit them and off they went there where quite a few in the sky it was truly a lovely sight to see.Last post i told you about my sewing room well it started quite a few weeks ago just before Dave started his radiotherpy which was quite intence and after week four he went down hill and he needed a blood transfusion it has been a hard slog to get us where we are now,he is not eating but still being fed through a feeding tube straight in to his stomach he has an appointment on the 4 jan to have a scan while he eats and drinks to see what is happening as he seems to of lost the ability to chew so looking forward to that and hopefully some answers,Right on to my summer house which with out the help of my darling son Dean this would not have been possible, still a prodject on the go not quite finnished yet curtains to sort out and painting touch up to do but i think you will get the idea of how i want it to look so here the tour begins.

I covered my swivel chair i think it looks much brighter than the dark blue it was.

lovely shelf with a tea set on it both brought at the car boot £1.00 each,singer sewing machine table from ebay with sewing machine in it it works but needs a service and some attachments not really sure if this will be a goer as i already have 3 machines and an overlocker.
I painted my dresser looks much better.
Lovely pink chair from C.B.£5.00 phew that was a great bargain but you should of seen what it looked like before its face lift if i can find the picture i will show you this is a great chair to knit and crochet so comfy.

This is a little play area for when my granddaughters come for a visit pink chair £1.50 yes you guessed it the C.B. and sweet little pram £3.50 but this time from the C.S it was quite dirty and had some paint on it but some elbow grease and some beeswax spray polish and a bit of sewing and back to new,i have put a piece of remnant carpet down for baby Chloe to sit and crawl.
Do you like my thread rack £5.00 from ebay i would love another but can not find one.The door still needs painting and the outside needs doing but i will wait for better weather first,so what do you think of it.
Not much sewing as i have been keeping Dave company but i have done more knitting this time presents for my grandbabies for xmas i made four of these it did get a bit repetative at times but i am realy pleased with these aran cardies in wool and a sweet peplum around the bottom and great wooden buttons with flowers painted on them and they all had a hat will show pictures soon as i hope to have them all together tomorrow.Well have a great week hugs Pat


Şenay Céline said...

I adore your blog! the pictures are so lovely and the room is so cosy and adorable! I want to learn how to sew too but first i should start saving money for the machine i guess:D

Jan said...

I'm lovin' your new sewing room! Absolutely love the all the pink, my fave color. If you ever want to talk smocking, you can email me at:
I'm ALWAYS in the mood to talk smocking.

Julies Knit & Sew Corner said...

Hello Pat nice to see you blogging and showing your sewing room, you have been creating lovely things.
I wish you and Dave a Happy New Year, its going to be a better one for both of you. best wishes Julie.C

Diane said...

What an amazing place you have there Pat! Just the place to get away from it all. I hope Dave gets sorted out when he goes back in January. xxxxx

LizzieJane said...

Oh Pat your sewing room is just lovely! How I would love to come and visit. It is such a wonderful place just to get away from it all. I know a lot of great thing will be made in there.
I will continue to think good thoughts for your hubby and you.

Little Knitter Gem said...

Your sewing room is gorgeous!! I'm so jealous!!
Glad you had a good new year, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for tomorrow for you and Dave. :)

Gemma x x

Thecraftytrundler said...

I was sure I had posted on here, but maybe not.(Must be my age!!! lol!!!)
When can I move in then??!!
This room is just perfect, warm cosy, pretty - I love all the lovely furniture transformations you've done. It's gorgeous!!!!
I want one !!! : )
Happy New Year Tto you all, and hope 2011 is better for you, and Dave!!!

Hugs ((((( )))))

Sharon xx

Vintage Amethyst said...

*Happy New Year Pat*
Ooohhh your sewing room looks adorable & all those wonderful bargains too!
I hope Dave is doing ok, my Mum ended up having 3 blood transfusions so I know how hard it is for you at the moment. She is also finding it hard to swallow & so is having to go back for the camera down again!
Sending you lots of love & I really hope that Dave will be much better very soon & that 2011 will be a much better year for you both.

April Cottage Ramblings said...

No wonder we haven't had updates. I'm surprised you had anytime at all. The Sewing room looks great. My daughter and I decided today that the study/craft room is too boring so we are going to give it a face lift this weekend. I'll have to show her your pictures for ideas. It's great.
best wishes
Jayne x

Jeannie B. said...

I love your sewing room. It looks so cheerful and also so tidy! The girls look very cute on the next post. How nice to be able to knit so well. My sister does too and loves it.