So - today was the day for the builders to arrive and get started on replacing the flat roof. Its only a small roof but they removed wood that resembled Weetabix - except Weetabix was stronger - guess that it was long overdue!! Even better - they seem to have done the job without disturbing the internal plastering. They arrived on time and worked continuously - apart from the tea breaks and biscuits of course. I don't know about you but I always feel a little uneasy when workmen are around - I don't always know what to do with myself and can't really relax - so I spent the morning sewing.
I had seen a table runner at the spalding quilt show and decided to adapt it - it used Lynette
Anderson fabrics - my favourite designer - and the colours complemented the dresser. There was also enough fabric to go on top of the small set of drawers and, I hope, to make some matching coasters!!Its not finished yet - there needs to be a third Dresden plate on the small cream square and then all three need to be hand sewn. Then the three large squares need to be joined and quilted but its a good start and I am pleased with it.
Last night, you may recall, was also the "opening" of the conservatory - the first time that I had entertained in there - it went down a storm - as did the remaining slices of cake!! The recipe is definitely hit and I was dispatched to print
out more copies! Oh - by the way - they liked the conservatory as well.
The cake, however, may be the root cause of my weight loss story this week - the scales seem to have remained stuck at the same weight!