Monday, 11 July 2011

My 73rd Ta - Dah!

Ta - Dah! Introducing SIBOL No. 73!


Thank you for visiting 'Mrs Twins' today!

I am happy to show you my 73rd Ta - Dah! Thank you to everyone that has contributed Squares for this Blanket. They have all been so pretty, and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with them.

As I said over on SIBOL, the bright sun light has been a problem today taking photographs. I have been out so many times but it has been really hot and I just could not get good shots. I hope these are okay for you.

I really love thie blanket. The border was based on Maree's Squares which are the two Squares each side of the middle Square. I've tried to match up as much as I could.

Thanks to everyone that has contributed Squares for this Blanket. 'Please add note' if you see your own Square.

Grass needs cutting again 'Mr. Twins!' please!

Here's my Slide Show, and thanks again for the most beautiful Squares.

Thanks for visiting 'Mrs Twins' today.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

We've been busy at 'Two Times'.

Hi Everyone!

Over the last months we have been having some work done to the house. It was long overdue.

First of all you see a conifer. We decided to have that cut down. It was messy and I was fed up with forever sweeping up the bits. We were worrying about the roots too. So that was the first thing to be done. Not to mention it was getting pretty dark sitting in the Conservatory with that big thing blocking our sunlight.

I suppose maybe the patio didn't  look that bad. But be assured it was. The slabs were so dangerous because they were all loose. The steps were a mess. Did we repair? Or did we have new? More expense to have new but long term we had to stop paying out every year. So we decided to have the slabs taken up and new ones laid.

The men arrived in April. It was lovely weather that week.  After cutting the tree down they started taking th slabs up.

Oh yes then we had the mess!

Our patio is on three levels. From the Conservatory down to the garden it is a six foot drop.

The men started laying the new slabs and every day we took photos of their progress.

Only the top patio to be done now. The men were really good workers and very reliable. They turned up every day and we got on well with them.

The Conifer tree was at the side of the Shed here.

So as you see we are getting there now. No tree, lots of sunlight!

The patio was finished, now it was time for the roof. I was worried about the Conservatory roof, but they put scaffolding up and walked high up over the Conservatory roof.

You don't see the front of my house very often.  We only have a small house, but it's home and we love it. When our twin daughters were little we decided to call it 'Two Times' after the Little Miss Twin books. All the toys in the house 'were twice over'. Everything was in 'two's!'. 

Then we had new fences down the side and a new gate.

 So there you are all finished.

Behind all the trees up high on the embankment we have the Railway line. Today we had the Steam trains running through.

There you are all done. All tidy now and we're happy.


Monday, 4 July 2011

Ta - Dah! Introducing SIBOL No. 72

Fun in the Garden.

Hello Everyone!

I'm so....pleased to be showing you SIBOL 72 this evening.  I am very pleased to be telling you that the Spring Challenge has ended now and the two 'Sunshine Blankets' are finished.  I am really pleased with both of them. There are some fantastic Squares, great designs, wonderful colours. 

Thank you to Puppet Lady for the gorgeous Braid.
Thank you to Chalky 75 for the pretty Flowers hanging.
Thank you to Anakat for the pretty Butterflies.
Thank you to everyone that has very kindly sent me Squares for this great Challenge.

I'm sure you will want to see it.  Here goes....

SIBOL 72 'Spring Blanket' (2).

I've made you a Slide Show too! Enjoy and thank you very much!

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

x Sue x