This is our new stove, an Esse 990 slow combustion cooker with three ovens. It's been a while since it arrived but I've had troubles not only with blogger but with uploading photos from my camera to the computer. The stove is in place now, complete with a stainless steel splashback and the Esse exhaust. We bought our stove from Pivot Stove in Melbourne. The cypress floorboards are down in the kitchen and almost completely down in the dining/family area; soon to be sanded and sealed.
We've done a lot of painting here recently, with more to come. The entrance, hallway and kitchen/dining/family area is the yellow you can see the photo (Primrose Path by Dulux), bedroom #6 is a bright primary red called Hot Lips and the pantry is off white. I have brought home paint the other day to re-paint what was going to be our bedroom, this is a delicate pale blue called Alley. 'Young Leaf' is the fantastic green to re-paint the boys room when big brother moves to the 'red room'; and I am looking foward to painting the lounge room a stunning colour but that is a while away yet because the walls need sanding and plastering yet.
My sewing machines came back about a month ago and they have been whirring along ever since! I have started and finished a QS Bargello quilt, a lap quilt that was cut out quite a few years ago; and I have finished off the secret santa present for Friends in Stitching. I will show you as soon as I get the technical problems sorted out; pretty sure that this means transferring everything over to the other computer....
Weeding has been keeping me busy lately as Mr Busy has put in a good size garden. It looks so lovely and the weeding is so much easier with the tools he brought back from the organic market gardening course he attended back in September at Allsun. I can't begin to count the number of bags of lettuce and silverbeet that we have picked and given away, lol let alone eaten!
I have booked in with Kerry and am going to Girls Day in the Country at Nundle next March. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone and meeting Sue Daley. The Small Things BOM I am doing through Sarah at Patchworks Plus has fallen behind since I got my sewing machine back. Out of three small paper piecing projects that I have received I have almost completed one (needs binding); am part way through the second one and haven't touched the third one. I should get close to catching up now that Mr Busy isn't away for work for a few weeks. In the last six weeks he has spent half that time out west, way out west, almost to the borders for SA and QLD.