Tuesday, November 30, 2010

...still CHAOS over here!!

NO STITCHING update at all!! Too busy and too tired to sit and stitch. I had planned on making a couple of christmas ornaments to send out to friends before the end of November but it is now the last day of November and i haven't made any at all. Looks like not much stitchy gifts to send out this season.

Here's a few pictures of what's been done here the last two weeks. Pictures from yesterday haven't uploaded yet.

Hubby is nearly done with all the electricity wirings especially for the living room and the barn...the 'barn' acually will be turn into a guestroom.

The door from the living room to the kitchen.

The workmen are really working hard, even took overtime last night till around 10pm as they had to remove the kitchen, the wall connected to the playroom and the old cement floor as they had to place the new cement flooring early this afternoon. It was planned for thursday but because of the expected frost the next coming days the cement mixer wouldn't be able to come.

It means, i can't do baking anymore till the kitchen will be return, hopefully after two weeks if all goes well as planned with the works.

CHRIS 11th birthday tomorrow and he wants some sausages wrapped in puff pastry for treats at school so i asked one of my friends to use her oven for this. Chris is a bit disappointed that we aren't going to celebrate it as we are too busy and too small place for visitor's where we are staying so we promised to celebrate it end of January when we are settled back to our house and hubby is back from his work as he is due to leave sometime next week to Italy.

I hope everyone is keeping warm and having a good week.


Shari said...

oh my Mylene! the progress on the house is looking wonderful!!! I am sure to you it seems slow & not getting done, but it truly looks great!!!
Happy Birthday to Chris! I am glad you can use a friends oven for his treats.
Thanks for the update!!

Annie said...

At least you can see a lot of progress. And the food looks so yummy! This will all be worth it in the end I'm sure.

Erna said...

Oh Mylene, take care and I hope I soon will be done ...the cakes look lovely and delicious.Happy Birthday for Chris.

Deb said...

My goodness Mylene - with everything you have going it's no wonder you can't find to stitch!! All that food looks absolutely wonderful and it looks like your new home is coming along great. I'll bet you can't wait until it's finished.

Kay said...

As always those desserts look too yummy! The house is coming along slowly but surely, I imagine you will be happy to be finally done with it all, it sounds like it has been keeping you way too busy. Happy 11th birthday to your son Chris, I hope he has a good day. Hugs!

Maggie said...

Happy birthday to Chris for tomorrow :-)

The work on the house is coming along great, i think the buidlers and your husband have made great progress.

I've been really busy this week and not had time to show the pyn keep i received from you on my blog, hopefully by the end of the week i will have caught up on all my jobs.

Have a great week :-)

Lynn B said...

Oooo Mylene I did not realise you were having building works too!
We are still in a mess with our extension but we are seeing more progress and hopefully will be finished by Christmas.

Looking forward to seeing the finished build.


Rena said...

Dear Mylene,
don`t be sad, it is certainly evident in many of these work, you can not find time and peace for embroidery.Certainly in the new year it will be better.
Congratulations to Chris to his 11th birthday
All the best to you all

Elaine said...

Your house is coming along great Mylene. You have been busy, busy all that food looks yummy.
Happy Birthday to Chris.

Ellen said...

So much works! Hope the renovations progress well so that you can go back to your stitchings.

Happy Birthday to Chris!


Jackie said...

Happy Birthday to Chris :) Have fun !

The renov is going good, and thanks for sharing it wif us.

Edit said...

Looks like a lot of work, but I am sure it is going to be great and beautiful when everything is finished. Hope the weather will not delay it too much.

And Happy Birthday to Chris!!!

Christine said...

Love seeing your progress pics, but love seeing the cake pictures even more! I bet the workers will get your kitchen finished double quick so that you can start baking again.
Happy Birthday to Chris

Annette said...

Wow Mylene, you have been a busy girl with baking!!! They al look so yummy.
You house is progressing well, keep up the good work!!
Do you also have a lot of snow, we have a bit here, Maybe tomorrow more!!
And leave the stitching for next year you have other busy thing sto do, any the time

♥ Nia said...

When it's all done, it will be worth the work ;) a few more weeks and your family will have a complete new home, just as you like :D
I hope everything will continue at a good pace :)

D@isy said...

Mylene, I see that it is not easy to make work.
but soon everything will encourage normal and will share these wonders you do.

A big hug
Merry Christmas

Margaret said...

Happy Birthday to Chris. Wonderful baking - I'll be right over to help you eat it. :)
Loads of work happening at your home. Hope the weather stays good.

Suzanne said...

Wow, what wonderful baking you have done! I have been following the progress of your house, even though I haven't been commenting. Your house seems to be coming along well.

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog.

Carol said...

Thanks for all of the house photos, Mylene--it is really taking shape. It is wonderful that you have such dedicated workmen...

And all that yummy baking--I'd like a piece of each one :)

Lizy said...

Those pies look delicious!!! Happy belated birthday to your son!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mylene, I've just been catching up on the photos of your renovations - I hope everything gets finished on schedule, it's going to look amazing!

Sally said...

So glad the renovations are coming along. Hope they will soon be finished.

All those things you've been baking look delicious.

Happy Birthday to Chris!

Anonymous said...

Sure does look like everything is coming along. It's going to be beautiful when completed. Tell Chris Happy Birthday!!!! All the baked goods look yummy.
Thanks for sharing.

Betty in AZ (ILCS)

mbroider said...

Happy Birthday to Chris. Hopefully he will have his party soon!!!

Lillie said...

Yumilicious bake!
I think the renovation is progressing beautifully even thou inside looked choas! Bear it a little longer and all will be over soon.

Happy Birthday to Chris.

Siobhan said...

Lots of wonderful progress, even if it isn't stitching! ;) Just think, this time next year it'll all be a memory as you stitch to your finger's content.

Happy birthday to Chris!

Debra said...

the house is looking good and your food looks yummy! Hope Chris has a wonderful birthday.

Jackie said...

Amazing how quickly it seems progress is being made. It's truly a major transformation!

Your baking looks delicious! I'm sure the workmen love being sweetened up with your goodies.

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Wow, those are certainly major renovations! Looking good though.