Friday, February 1, 2013

A Few Sneak Peaks and a Thank you

Just a little post to let you know that I haven't disappeared down a plumbing pipe!  

Thank you for your patience, and please know that I am following and appreciating your posts;  if I haven't commented recently, I'm sorry, but hopefully things will be back to normal soon...

I will be focusing on the mimosa bedroom in an effort to get it finished by the end of February (including all sewing, ha ha ha!), so here are a few photos, complete with cracked plaster and unfinished windows...

The bed hanging will be on the left hand side.  I am starting to experiment with fabric draping, to find a good method that won't ruin the silk I am using... it isn't easy!  I'll let you know what I find out during my trials...

I have recently acquired a few new items for the bedroom, which I can't wait to show you, but  have to be patient and wait for the postman!

The parlour through to the bedroom

A little corner of the parlour (somebody definitely needs to sweep up that mess on the floor!)

    And last, but by absolutely no means least, a very big thank you to Irene of Tenement fame, who surprised me by sending a copy of her fabulous calendar!  

Such a lovely idea, and it's wonderful to be able to look at her photos without turning on my computer!  It has pride of place above my work desk, and is a welcome piece of 'back hame'.  

She was also very generous and sent me some tartan fabric, which I can't wait to use as draught excluding curtains in the hall - the residents must be absolutely freezing!

Thank you, thank you Irene, you really cheered up my flooded-out and cracked-piping January!



  1. How lovely, Jonquil!
    It's great to see some sneaky pics of your project.
    Hope things get better very soon.
    Much love
    Simon x

    1. Sneak peaks merely cover up the fact that the house is in NO fit state to be seen in its entirety!

  2. Hello Jonquil,
    It is lovely to hear from you. i cannot wait to see more posts. the Bedroom is looking wonderful already, and you know how much i adore your needlework.
    big hug,

  3. I like your amazing work.
    Bye Faby

  4. Hi Jonquil,

    Your photo's are just beautiful, if i didn't know other wise I would have thought these were real life. I just love the look of the bedroom. You really have done wonderful work here.

    ML Fi xx

  5. Wow Jonquil, this bedroom already looks awesome so far! The pictures are really fantastic, it is like in real life: to sneak peak inside a house :D! The parlour is beautiful too.
    Nice gift of Irene, that calendar, but also the tartan fabric looks wonderful.
    I hope your mailman will come soon ;)!
    Amicalement, Ilona

  6. Good Morning, Thank you for the sneak peek. Neat photos looking through doorways I always think. It is always a challenge to work with silk Looking forward to seeing what you do.
    Regards Janine

  7. Lovely new photos, thank you Jonquil! Your house has so many wonderful little bits inside, it's always a pleasure to see more of them! Ah! bed clothes, I shall be watching with interest on how you do those!!

    Andy xxx

  8. Such evocative photos...they make you want to peek around every corner!

    John XO

  9. I love sneak peeks! They always leave you wanting more and I'm keen to see what little items you have to show us next. The rooms look lovely and I'm sure you'll get to grips with the curtain without too much trouble!

    I'm pleased the "surprise" arrived safely and that you like it. I also hope you've managed to get to grips with your plumbing issues!