So - today is the 800th anniversary of signing the Magna Carta. I have been privileged to see one of the four copies of this document - held at Lincoln Castle - and it is awe inspiring to see such an old document.
Today also sees the end of the decorating marathon. Katie even acknowledged this momentous occasion by letting me have a lie in until 7:07am! That was my cue to start a day of cleaning - up and down ladders - to ensure that all the windows were cleaned and ready for inspection. There are still features to be completed - a table runner, fabric coasters, a topper for the small set of drawers and a cushion for the sofa. However the ladders can be put away - for a few weeks at least! I have decided to do a room a month so the utility room doesn't need to be started until the 1st July.
For those of you who didn't see the conservatory before, or cannot remember it, I have taken some before pictures to remind you.
And now this is what it looks like - let's hope the video works!!
If the video doesn't work then scroll down to the bottom for the blog for the after pictures.
Now I can her some people saying (ME!!) - looks nice - but will she keep it like that. Well, given the amount of fabric content still to put in clearly not - but I promise that every Monday I will take a photo for you all to check whether it still looks as good.
On a different note Happymum messaged me yesterday and suggested that I looked at my "stats" - a count of people reading my blog - identified country by country. I was flabbergasted to see how widespread this blog is - please feel free to leave a comment so that we know where you are from.
So -that's it from me today - the sun is shining and my back feels better so I think its time to walk the dogs. Then, this evening, I am going to spend some time getting the old sizzix machine out to cut some paper hexagons for a friend who wants to do some English Paper Piecing whilst she's laid up from an operation I am hoping to pop round and see her tomorrow for a cuppa.