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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

An update of the works over here...

((click on the pictures to enlarge))
....but first a very small stitching finish, the November block of Lizzie Kate Stamp.


I let the pictures show how we progressed with the renovations. Last week was mainly removing all the old stuff out of the living room and the office room(with the window). Nobody knows when was the last time this was renovated, i mean the basement floor. Kees parents bought it year 1958, and hubby bought it from them year 1990. A couple of newspaper print that we found from the wall going upstairs dated 1912, that was probably the last time they've added the upstair's bedrooms. It is a pity thereś no pictures at all from then.

Also came across some old tiles probably more than 100 years old. I haven't clean any yet, perhaps i can find a date or any indication when they were made. We haven't taken all out as they were quite deep and we are really in a hurry to get the place ready last monday for the contractors.

Monday, the contrators remove the dividing wall so it is now a big living room.
Tuesday, was ready to filled in with sand, styrofoam and reinforcing bars.


This morning was the concrete floor was done for the living room.

A coule of days to dry and then they'll get forward to work on the wallings.

...while we are going to work on the next room, that was the barn but we would like to turn that into a bedroom. Had to remove the old concrete as we would like to put an underfloor heating like the rest later on. We aren't done yet as after this one we would like to expand the kitchen too and put an underfloor heating. Ohhh, and not to forget upstairs...but that will have to wait for next summer!


Thank you everyone for all the lovely comments on my last post. All are very much appreciated.

37 comments:

Annie said...

The LK piece is a cutie.

This is some major renovation! Glad to see it's really progressing now. Fun to find some of these really old artifacts.

Lesleyanne said...

Your L*K piece is gorgeous. The renovations are moving really quickly.

Elaine said...

Another lovely LK stamp Mylene.
Looks like the renovations are going well.

Jackie said...

I hadn't realized your renovations were so extensive! You have a lot going on but it's going to be beautiful when it's completed.

You're ahead on the LK piece! Congrats.

Shari said...

wow, you are literally starting from scratch aren't you???? Just think how lovely it will be when all of the hard work is finished!
And you still have time to stitch!!!! I am impressed!!!! Your LK looks great!!!

Carol said...

Amazing renovations, Mylene! And here I am complaining about the noise from a new roof being put on my house :) You will have a lovely, new home when you're all done...Thanks for the update!

Your November LK is so cute--love the turkey's brightly colored tail feathers!

Stephanie said...

WOW! Those are some major renovations! Can't wait to see what beauty comes out of all the hard work. I'm impressed that you're still stitching! What a cute little finish.

Kathy said...

Oh my. When you said you were renovating you really meant it! A year from now the mess will all be behind you. Thank you for sharing the photos with us. I'm not sure I would try and tackle something so large.

Kay said...

Wow! Those really are some massive renovations going on in your house right now, a lot of work it looks like but it does look like it is coming along as well. The LK stamp is ever so cute!

Patty C. said...

Wow - that is a lot of work going on - It will be so worth it when its done - Hang in there :)

Veronika said...

Good look for the renovation!

Edit said...

What a lot of work! It must keep you really busy, but I am sure the result will be very nice and you will be able to enjoy your home.

Your LK is great as always :)

Bev C said...

Hello Mylene,

Lovely cross stitching. Wow those are some serious renovations. Interesting to find the old newspaper. I hope you kept it and you could frame it as part of history of your home.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Manuela said...

a lovely stamp ....
Manuela

Annette said...

Great Finish on the November piece.
Wow you have done a lot in the hous already.
It's going to very beautifull...
Good luck with it!!!

Stitching@HLR said...

Welcome to the world of "major renovators" ;o) We also renovated our house and we just ended up last month.
Looking forward to seeing the evolution of this renovation.

Christine said...

The renovations seem to be going well. I hope you managed to rescue some of those pretty blue and white tiles.
Love the LK block

Katri said...

Glad to see your are making progress with the renovations, but wow! that's quite a lot to do!

Gillie said...

Best wishes that everything continues to go smoothly snd on schedule!

Lisa S said...

Love your LK stamp Mylene!!
Looks like the renovations are moving along nicely!
I lived in an older home once and when we renovated it we found old newspapers from the 1950's in the wall and a few other things. It was fun finding them :)

Julianne said...

Mylene,

Wow, it looks like you are getting your share of exercise!

When it gets too overwhelming just pause and take a deep breath. It is going to look wonderful. When you are all settled again this current chaos will be nothing but a distant memory.

Hugs:)

Justflo said...

Lovely stitching. You must have stacks of energy, I did my fair share of mixing concrete in my younger days, certainly keeps you fit. Looks like a major renovation good luck

Minet said...

Another lovely LK finish. Nice tiles you found at the renovations. It's nice to have a home with some history.

Vinniey said...

Wow!!! All those photos remind me my house renovation last year. A lot of hard works but your home is going to be very beautiful and comfort. Good luck.

Your LK November black stamp is cute and I love the color. :)

Lillie said...

Wow! that looked like a major renovation you are having, but am sure everything is going as planned.

LK looked great.
Hugs, Lillie

Doris said...

wow! is a lot of hard work!, but in the end your home is going to be pretty and confort.

Sally said...

Wow that is a major renovation and I bet it's going to look fantastic when it's all done.

Your L*K is really cute.

Margaret said...

You guys are sure working hard. Good luck in the coming weeks. It will be beautiful when finished.

L*K is so sweet!!

MaryT said...

Hope everything goes well with your renovations. It's going to look wonderful when finished. Love you LK stamp too:)

Mary Louise

♥ Nia said...

Wow! Really big renovation around there! I hope everything goes well :)

Erna said...

Love the LK finish Mylene but oh what a job , your house.....
Take care
Hugs
Erna

Maggie said...

Some Major renovations you have going on there Mylene! and you still have time to stitch! what a woman, lol.

Pike said...

Quite a job for you! But I'm sure the final house will be gorgeous.

pat said...

Fantastic Lizzie Kate stitch !!
ciao Pat

Siobhan said...

Love the finish!

WOW! on the renovations! Are you keeping the tiles you found? That is so neat! I can't wait to see more pics! :)

Julie said...

Lovely L*K block

How wonderful to keep a record of the renovations

Sarah Lindfield said...

Oh my goodness, what a lot of work has been going on there, it will be wonderful when it is all done. Love the finish.