Sunday, November 22, 2009

A Productive Weekend

The 'renovation to do list' is being heartily undertaken over here at ours.
We have three months in which to cross off an ever increasing list of 'things to do' prior to us moving out and on to a whole new place.

For five years I have thought about paving a pathway to our side gate and I have now been collecting bricks from deconstructed houses for two.

These 6 days off have been very productive for both the Mr and I, with both of us feeling that we have achieved and that our energy expenditure and fluctuating stress and problem solving (or not solving) levels have been justified.

Quite a while ago I 'built' this house - see below.

I 'paved' a pathway to lead this wee family into their house.
Although I was/am not an expert I figured I could the real thing (paving) a go.

"Why not" I thought, "it is just a different medium".....
  • Sixty five besquillion bricks all moved and put into place
  • An uncountable number of all over body jiving "eeeeek get that bloody red back spider off my hand/arm/boot/pant leg type dances"
  • The shovelling and stirring of cement and sand, the endless sweeping - back sweeping-side sweeping of said sand/cement mixture (yes, all you folks in the know, I cheated and swept it into the cracks!)
  • one broken broom and
  • an unbelievably sore back later....
Bloggers, friends, countrywomen.....I had a dream ... and I have achieved
THIS - all by MYSELF...YAY!

16 comments:

Jodie said...

Very proffessional looking - i have tried paving a few times - never as sucessfully as yours and it is murder on the back !

Dragonfly said...

Wow!!! You are a genius! Lovely work. Best of luck with the rest of the projects!!

Thea said...

Very, very impressive! Now you know you can tackle any project.

Sally said...

Although you're sore from tip to toe you must be feeling great!
Hope you had a drink (tea, beer - whatever is your favourite) and just sat back and admired it for a good long while.
Well done you!

Cat said...

THAT is awesome in every way! Snaps to you!

beck said...

I am majorly impressed. Wow. You must be pretty pleased with yourself Ms P.Willow.! Did you have a 'matter a fact, I feel like one now" beer moments when you finished? Well done superstar! xo

clare's craftroom said...

Yay for you! That is a huge job and you did it beautifully !

Tania said...

Talk about leading yourself up the garden path and taking things to extremes! Way to go, Mrs.

Karen said...

Now that is an impressive creation! Wow, good on you for giving it a go and with such great results too.

Tweed Delights said...

Wow! That is some achievement and a wonderful work of art! I had a fun craft fair - thanks for kind comments on the baubles :)
Alison

Nikki Cardigan said...

I feel like you've just lead me up the garden path! Your path looks amazing Pete. Definately worh all that effort. Now back to work for a rest!

Sandrine said...

We are in the reno type things at the moment as well (so feel your pain) and OH WOW! what a great achievement I love the colour textured path it is beautiful Peta!xx

yardage girl said...

I'm really impressed - super brilliant job!!

Treacle Beak said...

Wow Peta, good on you! Pity it's one of those jobs you do "for someone else to use" when you're about to move on. Enjoy it while you're still there, walk on it every day.

snowflakes4sam said...

Well Mrs now I see what you were busy with! Nice work enjoy it while you can. Sam x

Jyun said...

I could live in any cute red-capped mushroom :P