Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Craft Cottage is appearing !

Busy day today,  - foggy... cold morning,  - sunny afternoon but "absolutely freeeeeeeeezing" !!

Called back in on the site on the way home from a shopping trip, - lucky enough to park right infront of the cottage, - and I could see instantly how things were "shooting up" through the scaffold and towards the stars :-)

Things were looking good, and the guys were working hard despite the biting temperatures, - impressive!  but not as impressive as Terry's mohican woolly hat!

For the first time, I was able to walk through the front door and go up the stairs !!  -.......... well,  the ladder anyway !

Once upstairs, I bumped into a very "level headed" Max !...

Looks like another window will be going in soon,  .....  I walked around the upstairs on the wooden planks and the views of the Silk Mill from this level were a treat....

... I wonder if Tom's looking for the nails !

it was at this time that Max grabbed the camera, and took a photo looking down at me from the scaffold, - this photo didn't pass the blog test as it showed 'my roots' !  so i'll save that treat for a later date :-)

After managing to get back down the ladder alive, - it was a good chance to take another look at the lounge, - the fireplace is looking really good, - can't wait to see the logburner & the christmas decs !

Will keep you updated,

...... in the meantime a
to Ian and Judi :-) 
I dedicate this particular blog to you
and thank you for reading it so regularly!
... see you soon x

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Onwards and Upwards ......

Thankfully today things started happening again ! ....   the cottage is quickly starting to take shape and it's looking good :-)

Work has been limited over the past week or so mainly due to the weather - a second helping of snow,   ....  and then even more snow meant we were forced to stop yet again for a while.  The scaffolding went up last week which means things can now really get going ....

The kitchen window !

I visited the site today around noon,  spent some time in the lounge ...

and talked to Max who was in the ensuite ...... !

This was the first time I had been inside the cottage for a while, ... it was great to see how quickly things were now moving - with the downstairs really beginning to take shape.  The fireplace and windows in the lounge really make it quite easy to imagine what the character of the room will be...

fireplace & feature window

It's valentines day today, - and I love this little place !!  it was so nice and sunny around lunchtime, and fingers crossed the forecast is good as it goes into the weekend.  The Arts and Crafts name "Crafty Cottage" is now firmly fixed into the walls, and we are pleased with the decision to have swapped these carvings over.

We now have a facebook page too !
feel free to "like" us :-)