Wednesday, 7 January 2009

if my legs were not so hairy i would wear a bikini......

o.k,

o.k,

it is not quite that warm here..... but it is warmer than it was - hurrah!
the stove is chugging along nicely eating lots of wood and making lots of piping hot water...
until moving here i underestimated the sheer joy of turning on a tap and running your hands through warm water.....
no more boiling a kettle and filling a sink to wash my hands in before i pop to the loo.... nope - just pee, wash and go for us now :)

a little too much info perhaps........




apart from the Rayburn hugging today i have also achieved a little painting, a little cooking and a little shopping.....
a small yarn order has been placed and i will be waiting with baited breath with my eager crochet hook in my hand - not quite sure what to make..... scarf, cushion cover, another ripple blanket or a granny one?
time will tell




whilst i wait for the postie i will continue with my samples for this years stock - a new range that is quite different from the items i have made in the past - i have plans afoot, but slowly, slowly...


i also have the veggie garden to be getting on with - i will try to remember to take pictures in the morning and give you all a run down of our rather ambitious plans!!!
thinking about it - how nice will it be to document the growth of the Sea House veggie plot on the blog
mmmm
perhaps over on the Sea House blog......
see you over there tomorrow??
lovely :)

t x

13 comments:

Nin said...

Yay for the Rayburn! I knew that old friend would come into form sooner or later. Progress, progress, it's so nice to hear so much good news about Sea House now, can't wait to read the update.

Happy hand washing!
xo

prettyshabby said...

Ahh is that the Beany? I have no idea what she's doing but her nose looks cute all turned up!
Glad you got the stove going ..you can almost feel the happiness in this post!

xo.sorcha.ox said...

Hi! I just wanted to say how much I love stopping by at your blog and looking at the gorgeous pictures of your beautiful animals, esp those wonderful doggies of yours! All the best for 2009,
~S.

RachelJane said...

I love how dogs can just get comfortable anywhere. As long as there's a warm body, they'll take any position to get near it. It's great! Such a cute picture. I really enjoy all the little stories and pictures about the animals.

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lynnie said...

i grew up with an aga and it was the heart of the house from bread baking to rescued orphaned kittens in the warming oven ...they all survived thank goodness due to all the tlc they recieved and of the warmth of a mothers love from the aga lynnie

monkee maker said...

Happy New(ish) Year to you all up at the Sea House! Oh how I'm envying your Rayburn these cold days - warming your backside on a radiator just isn't the same!

Do you want me to send you up a bic razor so you can sort out those legs and thrill Stephen with that bikini you mentioned??

;)

Pipany said...

Yep, will be over in a bit Tracy. I think we're all fancying a bit of veggie gardening just now. Lovely to hear dear Rayburn is up and running xx

Libby said...

I totally understand your feelings re-Rayburn, I have had one for 19 years now and would hate to be without it, lashings of hotwater and always a kettle on just about to boil, but I expect its even more of a luxury for you since you have been without all of that for awhile now.
Anyway Happy New Year to you and yours I'm sure even with all the work still to be done it will be better than last year!!!

jules said...

I love it when you post Tracy, you always leave us waiting with baited breath for the nextinstalment that you promise. What would I do without you. I would also like to say that I can't even speak the word warm over here in french freezing france at the moment. It is so cold and there has been no break in the frost for EVER!! minus 11 in the early mornings so budge over I need a seat by the rayburn

foxtail lilly said...

So glad all is well- house up and running. I do enjoy seeing the lovely doggie pics!! Poppy my daughter loves to see them too she has Nintendo dogs for xmas and called her dogs Tallulah and Bean!!

mollycupcakes said...

It sounds like everything is coming together for you all sweetie, we are sooo pleased and wishing you ever bit of happiness.
Looking forward to seeing all the new ideas you have been working on. I think some lovely knitted cushion sounds fab. Nothing nicer than snuggling up with them.
he veggie patch sounds a wonderful idea too. Nothing like you're own veg, yummy
Warm hugs,
Catherine x

Jane said...

So good to hear you are warm and that the Rayburn is a success. Jane x

Love Honor Disobey said...

I sure do love that bendy nose!
xxx