Tuesday, June 7, 2011


I finally got on to putting up some wallpaper behind the new (recycled bench unit. The wallpaper was some my sister didn't use in her old house and there should be enough for three walls even if not the fourth. It turned out to be horrid stuff to get up and the edges have pulled away something chronic but I think I can fix that with some pins and some stronger glue once the paper is fully dry.

It totally transforms that part of the kitchen! If you mentally delete the unfinished stuff - it doesn't look like my kitchen at all but much fancier :) On the other hand, I am not going to post a photo until I've dealt to those edges.

So here are a few 'other' photos instead.

These are more symposium shots around Queenstown and Arrowtown, including one of my seat in the car for the four hour (more or less) trip home! It was a little 'snug'. I did get to try the front seat for about half the trip although this too was a little 'snug'. That is what you get when you try to fit three people, their sewing machines, their luggage for a week, their sleeping bags and pillows (plus the three extra sleeping bags etc used by the other party)and their fabric necessities into one medium sized car along with their three selves and their handbags, cameras, lunches, thermoses, drink bottles and I'm sure you get the picture.

It was soooo worth while to be part of this though.



Mickle in NZ said...

I'm so pleased you had a great time at Symposium (remember - I'm the daughter of a quilter).

So good you had the wallpaper from your sister, I know you'll soon have the edges sorted. Coo - wallpaper, a real functioning oven plus all the previous work = a great kitchen for Viv, and Co..

Sending much care and huggles to you all, with special head and chin scritches for little Sprocket (am pleased you have another female in the household),

Michelle and ol' Zebby Cat

knutty knitter said...

Its been cold down here so I am still waiting for the paper to dry (the kitchen is only marginally warmer than outside). Sprocket has gone for a run with Matt - she prefers company outside :)