Thanks so much for the comments about the stockings - I am really chuffed to have them finally made up, and I really appreciate hearing from you.
Because I don't have any stitchey news to post today I thought I'd talk about whats been happening around our house lately:)
About this time last year Glenn and I began discussing the possibly of extending the front of our house somehow and that got the ball rolling. So we had some plans drawn up for adding a room out from our dining room, and extending the lounge, which would then also enlarge our kitchen. (For my readers that might not know, Glenn is a qualified joiner and he built our house, about 13 years ago now, with the assistance from his Dad, who is a carpenter, and my Dad, who is a painter/decorator by trade. Handy ay? lol).
Before Christmas last year Glenn dismantled part of the deck that leads out from our lounge and dining room, and slowly over recent months he got the area ready to pour the concrete foundations for the extension. Since early October he's been out there every weekend, working away, and last Saturday his Dad Cliff helped him to get some framing done.
In this photo you can see our sliding doors that lead out to deck and from the first one, this is how far the room is being extended. Where the second door is, that whole wall is being removed to make way for the new room.
The other big happening around here is that we are putting in a swimming pool! Ever since I was a little girl, I've dreamed of having my own swimming pool. As kids over the summer months, my younger brother and I spent every weekend either at the local pool, at the river or beach, or at a relatives pool, we were real water babes thats for sure. On Thursday last week I arrived home from work to find this digger sitting in our back yard.
By mid Friday, the hole was completely finished and the dirt cleared away.
Glenn put up the fencing temporarily to stop a little girl from getting to close to the edge - its quite a deep hole. Hannah is absolutely fascinated by the whole thing, I can't wait until she sees what's actually going to be in there!