I mentioned our bathroom reno was starting......well.......our building crew are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! They started Wednesday and already by Saturday, despite a number of setbacks, they had the bathroom, toilet and bedroom re-sheeted, the bath and shaving cabinet installed and now we're waiting for the tiles to arrive. I've never seen such enthusiasm and dedication to work....they only stopped for a short lunch break after starting at 7 each morning and on Thursday evening they worked through till 7pm as they were drilling the concrete up for the plumbing! I've never seen such a thing before.
Whilst this was happening, the electricity was on and off a number of times so I couldn't stitch, blog or much else I hoped to do.
....and then on Monday, the fridge decided to have a hissy-fit! Thank goodness we didn't have to buy another, but we are waiting for parts to repair it.....just add it to the list!
Bootlace Cattery. Two, so they can keep each other company. I was thinking of calling them Bailey and Khalua after two favourite tipples, but could you imagine calling them??? (We had daschunds when I was a child and they were named - Whiskey, Brandy and Shandy..... so I had to keep the tradition alive!!!) Here is the rest of the litter with mum...
She looks black but she's a dark brown and very relaxed -the kittens take after her! *bonus*
Can you see the variation in colours? There are a couple of blue kittens (grey colouring) and three browns...that one in front is our little girl.....just too cute! We get to pick them up the week after Christmas as they will be microchipped and spayed at 12 weeks. It's just so exciting!
Yesterday, hubby had to escort a load back from the bush so I accompanied him for the drive.
I love watching him work.....he can manouvre those huge machines onto the backs of those trucks with the teeniest of spaces to spare without any trouble whatosoever!
Back to FNSI.....so I did manage to get something done.....not what I planned but as we spent much of the night in with Mum, helping calm Dad, I did get some more of my cross stitch completed....and it took my mind off things.
It's coming along quite nicely...I've completed the entire right side, now I'm moving onto the left. Just like quilting and sewing, there was a little 'reverse stitching' happening as it was hard to concentrate fully, but it was still relaxing and "bonus", I got some more completed!
I've been messaging a new blogger whose joined in this month with us for FNSI. Make sure you pop over and say a big Hi and Welcome to Sue. Her blog is HERE. I love the encouragment we receive from each other as bloggers and especially new bloggers. I can remember how scary and unsettling it was putting myself 'out there' on the web for the very first time! Sue and I are in the same swap group so I'm loving being able to see what she's up to.
Our prize this month is a mini charm pack called "Aria" by Kate Spain for Moda. Such pretty colours, I'm sure whoever wins it will make something beautiful.
Now for the draw...........
from the 23 friends who joined with me on Friday night and using our Random Number Generator -
I'll pop your prize in the mail and you should get it soon! Thanks everyone for your patience and for joining in this month. Next month, FNSI for November (can you believe it!?) will be on the 17th with sign ups on the blog from the 13th - jot it in your diaries so you don't forget....you know how busy our schedules get!
in the meantime, big sugary hugs xox :o)