Hand made frocks and new houses

I just wanted to say a big thank you to all who have commented on the last couple of posts.

I read your comments to Miss B and she was so genuinely touched by the kindness of your words that it filled my heart with joy.  You guys are the best and have done such a Very Good Thing for one small girl.


I am eternally grateful.

Thanks also for your kind words about the new house.  We’ve been here just over a week and it feels like home.  We have so much more space to breathe, and the proximity to family and the park for walks and play has improved our quality of life no end.

As soon as my trades are available the work begins on making it home.  I need plug sockets and coving (crown moulding) before I can start to decorate.  Some of the decorating will be done by the decorator but I’ll be doing some of it myself.

If I can get the sewing room and office decorated and unpacked, that’s the worst of it done. I also need the sewing room ready so I can get to work on the blinds and curtains we need for each room.   So. Many. Blinds!

This is what the sewing room looks like today!


The wallpaper is depressing, and we’ve lots of stuff that needs to go to other rooms, but….it’s going to be AWESOME!

Wood floors, view over the front garden and masses of space.  I’ll have a table for my sewing machines, a custom height cutting table and plenty of storage for all my patterns, books, notions and fabric.

Fingers crossed I can get to it fairly quickly once the kids go back to school in September. Until then we are just chillin’ and enjoying usually lovely weather for this part of the world.


10 Responses to Hand made frocks and new houses

  1. Tialys says:

    What! You’re not keeping that wallpaper.

    (So glad Miss Button feels better.)

  2. Susan says:

    Ooooh, how fun to set up your new sewing room! Enjoy the rest of your summer!

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Thank you….I might not be actually doing anything in there at the moment, but I’m planning like a woman possessed!

  3. sophie says:

    a sewing room!!! lucky you 🙂
    I wish you the best with the unpacking and decorating

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Thank you so much! I’m very, very lucky indeed to have such a marvellous sewing room. 😀

  4. Glad to hear that Miss B is feeling better and that things are going well with the house. Your new sewing room looks amazing. That floor is gorgeous and having loads of space would be brilliant. I am decorating now too as I am hoping to sell soon so am feeling your pain. Surprised that you are not keeping that wallpaper *wink* Isn’t the weather lovely? Hope that it lasts. 🙂 Xx

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Thank you on all counts for your kind thoughts. I’m sending you all the happy housemoving vibes and hope it goes more smoothly than ours did.

      I could try and peel that paper off carefully for you if you’d like *wink back at ya!*

      After a couple of days of rain, we’re sweltering again! But this house is much cooler than our old place so we’re rather happy!