Wednesday, 15 April 2009

April Showers!

Wet wet wet in 33 this Spring, just as the saying goes April showers. Still to be expected after such a lovely March I guess.

I have not progressed much with the weaving since my last post, as for the last three weeks we have been giving the kitchen a much needed makeover . I would have loved new units but as this was not to be in these times I stripped down the old ones and painted them. So fed up with the brown stained wood which we have lived with for so long and wanted to brighten everything up. Also I regrouted the tiled work surface to make it fresh and nice and then of course the walls etc needed doing. It is almost done except for the painting of the main door and the welsh dresser which should not take long when we get a couple of dry days. I have posted a couple of pics so you can see what I have been up to and I have to say I am very pleased with it all and do feel it all looks lighter. Now to save up for a new cooker!

The garden is coming along nicely but have not had time to plant up the veggie patch yet as H has scaffolding on it for roof repairs. Hopefully we can get all that finished this week and the tomatoes etc can go in. The bulbs seem to be over very quickly this year, but the clematis montana is doing well for the first year and the wisterias are coming into bloom. Wouldn't it be nice if the flowers lasted longer. lol


Clare said...

You've done a marvellous job and think of all the money you've saved!

Have you seen the forecast for the next few days (don't look!)?

jules said...

looking good inside and out, its been very warm here but this afternoon the sky is changing colour. Gloomy!! anway off for a week on saturday to haute provence so hopefully nice weather. I can rest my weary body after my spectacular dive down the stairs.

love jules xx

Margreet said...

Hi Dawn,
We had warm sunny weather in Holland this last week but they tell us it is going to change as of tomorrow :-( but we enjoyed the weather when it lasted. The warmest Easter in 25 years apparently. Our wisteria is not out yet, but the buds are coming along nicely.
Your kitchen looks like new with the freshly painted doors! Looks great.

Life Looms Large said...

Wow -- you've done a lot of work in the kitchen! It looks great!!

The leaves and flowers and overall greenness outdoors look wonderful too! Thanks for sharing!