What a difference a few days makes - today has been mainly grey here with downpours :( I've had to rush out and rescue the washing and also race to close windows :(
After my Monday post I had a message from Sarah @ Red Gingham asking what the little building in the corner of our garden was. I explained that it was our summerhouse and it had me thinking about a post or 2.
This little building was in the corner of the garden when we bought this house almost 8 years ago. We decided to give it over to the boys who were only 5 & 7 at the time as a playhouse.
It really hasn't altered much in that time - it had new doors a couple of summers ago and some new gingham door curtains but otherwise its remained slightly unloved & uncared for :( It gets an annual spring clean and yesterday was that day;
Inside - a slightly tatty sofa, toys, scooters & an inflatable alien!
and lots and lots of cobwebs and dead things :(
Not really selling it to you am I!! I spent a couple of hours in there - hoovering, cleaning and tidying. The door curtains have come down for a wash and so has the large Jolly Roger flag. Once this was done and I sat on the sofa for a breather I looked around and realised this was only the tip of the iceberg. So sometime next week, I shall be re-painting the inside, finding throws to cover the sofa, making some cushions and hanging some pretty bunting at the windows. MrVV has promised to re-install the electrics so we have some lights out there for evening and it opens up the possibly of one day sitting out there sewing :)
One thing I did notice once the windows were clean - the views of the garden - when the roses & honeysuckle flower soon it really will be a lovely place to sit;
Oh yes - the windows are really old leaded ones that were reclaimed from an old cottage :)
Another day - another 'thud' as a parcel hits the doormat :) - this time a little giveaway win from Jackie @ Sew Special Bears . No pics of the unopened package this time - no many address details to hide. However inside was;
A prettily wrapped pressie with added chocolate :)
Some new bedtime reading (or hopefully summerhouse reading) :)
Thank you Jackie very much. Now Jackie & I have been paired up in the Strawberry Swap organised by Pixiedust @ Faerie Nuff. So I shall be studying Jackie's blog in detail to find out her likes & dislikes - just hope she really does like strawberries ;)
Oh I haven't forgotten I mentioned the Giveaway word last time - just need to sort a couple of things and then I'll share it with you.
Until next time
xxxx Vicki xxxx