Despite being moved first to the flat, and then to the new house, the orchids are doing well. The small windowsills at the top end of the kitchen are perfect for them
and they are flowering away - if they are unhappy, they promptly drop all their flowers
the one on the left has been flowering for months (and now that I have written that, it will drop its flowers!)
this is one of two which have put out new flower shoots since we moved in
the house is gradually getting sorted out - although after I took this photo yesterday, Malcolm hung one of my big embroideries over the coffee table, so I will need to take another photo
we are enjoying having the coal fire burning in the evenings
the garden room looks good with lots of pictures on the walls
and the gnome brothers and sisters like sharing the couch, instead of being on separate chairs!
Stuart and Alison gave us the personalised door mat
I hung the four little pictures above our bed simply because there were four nails there!
the guest bedroom - with a happy Jemima and Pooh, and their little cushions
and there is no escape from the implements of torture! But look on the dresser ....... there is a little tv, so we can watch the early morning news while we are working away, counteracting the calories from our cakes and scones
despite the dark blue tiles, the bathroom is very bright
and so out to the Attic. The downstairs kitchen area is half organised
this is the window at the top of the stairs. The "e" just won't sit up straight, so I think I will have to take it back to the shop where I bought it ......... in Singapore!
when we decided to put the black and white rugs in the garden room instead of the pink oriental one, I snaffled it for the Attic. I also acquired the (very) old kitchen table and chairs, so that when I have friends visiting, we can sit round the pine table, and I won't have to move the sewing machines from the work tables
there is a bit of reorganisation to do in the storage units, but I know where most things are!
I will be back on Friday with the next update of 17UFOs in 2017 ........ and I actually have a little bit of sewing to share with you, despite all that has been going on this month!