So this morning battle lines were drawn. We were up early ( well 8 ish) and I planned my seating arrangements in the small lounge. The stable front door was half open ( with a gale blowing through I might add), a small radiator was brought in and I sat with a hot water bottle. At no time was this station to be left unmanned. With drapes over the sofa and the paper half peeled from the walls I did feel a little like Miss Haversham but never mind - we were going to get our door! Mum supplied me with coffee and breakfast, coffee and stollen, coffee and lunch - occasionally relieving me for comfort breaks etc. Did it work? Just as we were about to bite into our ham and Brie roll he turned up! I have never been so pleased to see a white van man! Within 5 minutes the door was delivered and he was off - job done. For my part I had used the time to continue with my lone star epp tablecloth so all was not wasted.
The other bit of excitement today was our eBay activity. Ever since the house was built there has been a petrol pump outside the house - gently rotting away. Last night I had permission to list it on eBay and the pump has received several bids and over 80 views. I am hoping that the winning bidder comes today to take it away! Having got the selling bug, mum used her time in the small lounge to empty a glass cabinet and found some vegetable tureens so - both of which I have listed. Let's see how they go!
Finally you may recall that last night I was working on completing a Lynette Anderson cushion that had been started in the summer. I am pleased to inform you that there now is a finished cushion. Lynette's dogs are usually brown / black but I have made mine golden in memory of Katie. If I do say so myself I am really quite pleased with how it turned out.
Tonight the plan is to make a start on my Gial Pan block of the month. I have had this for nearly two years and want to start - if only to remind myself how to do needle turn appliqué ready for the new Anni Downs quilt in 2016. Mind you I have instructions to tidy up before I start another project. If I can make this much mess in 4 days then just imagine what the craft room looks like!