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Our New Pad

We’ve been in the new house for a week, and what a week it’s been.

The move was okay but the unpacking took me nearly the full week to get done. Yesterday I changed the curtains and took the last of the boxes and others disposable goods (read – leftover crap) to the tip.

For my troubles I’ve been a bit under the weather. Mostly looking like I’ve been scrapping in the streets of Manchester, with a face swollen with the worst cold sore outbreak I’ve had for years and lumpy glands under my chin.

On the plus side though I have spread my crafting and sewing goods out and am no longer confined to half a bedroom. I’ve set up downstairs in the dining room as we have tonnes of space here and it’s much nicer to use the space as multi purposes, plus no traipsing up and down stairs to get enough room to cut my patterns out now.

I commandeered the 60s teak sideboard we have and filled it with my vintage patterns and other things such as felt, my hair flower supplies and other bits and bobs I used to have piled high, and I can have my sewing books out and close to hand.

My sewing machine is happily sat under the window and is spoilt with all of the light it’s getting. I really can’t wait to get cracking but I have to get better first, Enforced rest it is for the time being.

New House

New House
New House
New House
New House

New House

New House

New House

New House

New House

New House

and here’s our favourite spot, right next to each other in the living room. We always joke that we have to sit so close as we’re not used to having the space, but really it’s just nice to be near each other, isn’t it? 🙂

New House

10 thoughts on “Our New Pad”

  1. How lovely. I really like the molding around the window in your first pic. I remember when my husband and I moved into our very first house, it felt sooo huge! We would stand at opposite ends and yell “Hello, hello, hello…” as if we were in an echoing canyon. We still live in the same house but it is quite full now with cats and dogs and two darling daughters. Congrats on your new digs.

  2. we moved just over a year ago, and finally have enough space for a workroom each (although I still traipse to the dining table to cut out) but the move itself was so exhausting, as a by-the-way I used be prone to cold sores after a bout of shingles a long time ago, and can get them still every few years. if i think one is on the way, I take some l-lysine for a week (i dont take l-lysine continuously) and a few years ago I got a uv light thingy from boots (i dont know if can conclusively recommend it but i think it helped heal it faster) the best of luck in your new home – all that natural light is such a bonus.

  3. Looks beautiful! I just started reading your posts- my bf just moved in with me so the house is a crazy disaster… And of course I have a cold sore! Ans now we’re heading out on vacation to see lots of people…. So I guess I’m just commiserating! Lol. Time for some low-stress sewing to start the vacation with

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