Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Kitchen Progress

Getting there.....

A couple of drawers missing because there's a slight smell of gas, so further work needs to be done there.

Rangehood to be installed tomorrow.

One more door to be purchased for the space above the microwave.

Glossy red wall panels for behind the rangehood.

Couple more door handles to install.

And then I can start filling the drawers with "stuff".  :-) Oh, and better paint the walls.....

Friday, April 16, 2010

Has it really been over a month since I last posted?

I dream of posting twice in the same month!!

Excuse the dot points; I have composed many a blog post in my head but never got any further. I hope to elaborate further at some future date.

  • The courthouse steps quilt top has been put together. I had planned to add a border using leftover strips, but as some fabrics were fat quarters, I don't actually have any leftovers. So still debating whether it needs the border or not.

  • Bought some fat quarters in blue tones from Spotlight to make pinwheel blocks for the back as I didn't have enough in my stash. The quality of fat quarters from Spotlight really is appalling.....
  • Have been having a few health issues and am now on medication for high blood pressure. The headaches seem to have eased as a result.
  • Am seeing a dietitian later today as my sugar & cholesterol levels are too high and I'm on the slippery slope to diabetes. No surprises there; you can't fight your family history. Will have to keep a food diary for the next 2 weeks though; what fun!
  • Easter seems an age ago, but finally got the pin up board and cupboard mounted in the study. Still need to find a home for a few things, but it's looking pretty good now.
  • Had a garage sale and cleared a heap of furniture. 
  • Miss R is now a confident bike rider and is eager to ride around the block as often as possible. We're wedged in between 3 major roads though, so a limit to how far she can ride unsupervised.
  • Have bit the bullet and replaced part of the kitchen with glossy red from Ikea. Had a little drama with wall tile removal though, which ended up in gyprock removal, so it's not yet finished. Here's a teaser......the rest of the cupboards are glossy red drawers and they look fantastic!

  • Last day of school holidays today. Miss R is happy because Term 2 means winter uniform and for some reason, she's really looking forward to that. Yep, strange child.....