Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Happy 2010 to you all!

Afternoon all ...

Here we are, almost half way though January already!   Twelve days in, and already we've all been very busy.

We did have a lovely New Year's celebration at a friend's place - how fabulous was the storm that Melbourne had that night??  It's been a long while since I've seen that much lightning ... and rain too, for that matter.   Very very welcome rain indeed.

We've also been very busy around the house - we've pulled down a couple of old pergolas, and we're currently building a new deck off the dining room - we're going to install bi-folds where the windows are currently, and make what is currently wasted space a lovely new outdoor area, with a spa!!   It's coming along quite nicely - can't wait until it's all finished.  Here are some progress pics for you ...



 


 

So you can see we're going to have a lovely, usable space there - really opens up the existing dining room too, which is great.

And I've had the chance to get a little creative too - it was Mum's birthday last week, so of course I had to make her a card, and I've done a sample for the January layout sketch challenge at Scrapchat ... feels good to get creative again!

Here's what I came up with ... using some of the lovely Kaiser Empire collection papers.




 Well, I guess I should go and do some housework, and then think about starting to get dinner ready.

Hope everyone has had a great week so far, and I'll talk to you soon.

Cheers,
Ness.
xoxo






1 comment:

Susan said...

Wow what a difference your renovations are going to make! A spa will be lovely but I can see that deck is going to be a winner every day and add a lot of pleasure and value to your household....

Love your cards, Ness. They are beautiful.

Have a happy week!