I am so pleased with two wine bags I made out of ticking and calico to hold some very nice red wine I had bought as a gift. It is so hard to buy for this person and I almost thought it was a cop out buying wine although it is good wine and of course I know they like red wine. Then I had a light bulb moment, if I could personalise it by making some special wrapping it would be perfect.
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
but of course in the middle of making these, I decided to remove the wallpaper in the front room and paint the picture and dado rails an off white colour ( they were a dark brown varnish). I got several samples of wallpaper from Laura Ashley and finally decided on on a bold pattern in a soft yellow, ivory and taupe. I wasn't able to finish the wallpapering before we went on holiday, it was harder than I thought and also took a lot longer. In the meantime I completed several bits of knitting, the knitting is good because it can be done at night watching the television, unless I am watching something dramatic and then goodness knows what happens to my poor knitting! Otherwise it is quite therapeutic.
|now the hard bits!|
Monday, 18 July 2011
Two weeks ago we had a lovely break in Barcelona. We have been quite a few times but never tire of it, each time we go we discover more about the city. Casa Batlló designed by Gaudi, a Spanish Catalan architect, is beautiful and very unusual, it's almost like it is out of a fairy tale. It is just as beautiful inside but is is difficult to take a photo that does it justice.