Andre and co have nearly finished painting the outside. From this –

pink and blue

to this –


and you can see even the clivias are blooming with happiness :-)

A quick view of the front, pre-garden reshaping and paving:

house white

And an entirely gratuitous pic of the cross-stitch butterflies I did many years ago to fit an old fire-screen of my grandmother’s. This emerged from the depths of the garage at Moving Time, and I’ve become fond of it all over again. Fire-screen not needed, and legs were always wonky anyway, so it might find itself up on a wall sometime soon.

butterfly screen

15 thoughts on “update

  1. katechiconi

    So much more appealing with a nice fresh coat of white. Well done for seeing the potential in the original ‘vivid’ scheme. And I can see why you’ve fallen for the flutterbys again…

    1. Nice piece of work Post author

      And I still have a half-complete cross-stitch project somewhere….don’t remember coming across it in the packing-up, but will find. Pity to just leave, because when I’m gone no-one is going to want to continue with it!!!

  2. kathrynrubidoux

    Your hippy house is looking respectable, what will the neighbors think?! Love love love the butterflies, did you follow a chart or design it yourself?

    1. Nice piece of work Post author

      The neighbours have been avoiding me. I couldn’t figure out why, but your comment has put it all into perspective now! Even the swans have gone…
      I had a few different designs for butterflies, and somehow put them all together on one piece of fabric. Must have been well over 20 years ago…

      1. kathrynrubidoux

        You’re probably making them look bad, if you start seeing home improvement projects popping up along your street then you’ll know for sure. :D

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