Monday, August 20, 2007


....a green living organism. Show us a 'plant' in your space today.
This morning we got the bus into hitchin to go buy some ribbon, a bit more blanket wool, and some calico to make place mats and napkins. So this afternoon I will be sewing :)
And i've still not done any scrapping.
BUT we did a major move in the house yesterday. We swapped the lounge and the dining room around!
Stuarts mom had some furniture made many many years ago, very big yellow wood furniture designed to go in South African houses which are all pretty big, well we have LOADS of room in Africa for big houses!
Stus brother, John, was given the furniture when he got married and slowly but surely over the last 8 years the furniture has all landed up in our house. Now don't get me wrong I have never minded, in fact quite the opposite, I have longed to have it all as I really love it! But it's big, have I mentioned that?? lol.
So on Saturday we got a call from John to ask us if we wanted the dining room table (I think it's the last piece!) and of course I said yes! He dropped it off on Sunday morning. BUT it's very big, haha, and there was no way it was fitting into our dining room, along with the tea trolley, dresser, wooden carpenters chest, and our big fridge (which doesn't fit in the kitchen!)
So we swapped rooms and I tell you we should have done it like this the day we moved in! What a difference it makes to the house. The lounge is now cosy and the dining room is a proper place to sit and have family meals!
Thank goodness we had Stu and Callum for the heavy lifting and it gave me a chance to hoover in all the corners, YIKES!
Right I am off to take pics of my new dining room, and get my sewing head on.
Have a great day!


Debbie said...

ooh caz i cant wait to see the furniture! Stuarts Oupa made all their furniture and it was beautiful!

Angela said...

That is a monster of a sunflower, its brilliant!

My goodness, you have had some major changes going on in your house. I bet the furniture is lovely :-)

Diana said...

OK my cheeky DD, You know I have not tried taking pics of REAL people, watch out you may be my first experiment! Gorgeous sunflower, and as usual a great shot. PS look after that camera, i leave tomorrow and just may pack it LOL.
Di mad DM X

Joshua said...

Wow, your sunflower looks as if its looking at something. I did a sunflower too but mine's just a baby one.

Louise said...

another one who can't wait to see the furniture, it sounds lovely.
Great sunflower pic:)

Terrie said...

Sounds like you've had a manic time! Love the sunflower. X

MaaikeV said...

I love sunflowers!

Lin (Briar Patch) said...

Cool sunflower, beautiful colours.

Sue Nicholson said...

Fabulous. I have never been able to grow one of these :)

Sounds like it's all go with you at the moment :)


Andrew said...

Hi Caz, how have you done that sunflower? I planted six this year and have a stumpy green twig left for each and every one of them! Great photo!

Nat said...

Fantastic shot Caz xxx

Olivia said...

All our sunflowers got eaten when they were tiny. I love them and I love your photo!

Fiona (aka Erisindevon) said...

Love the sunflower. We started off a few this year, and planted them out at about 6 inches high... they'd all been eaten by the next morning :(

Louise said...

A sign of summer! Great photo