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I am a mother of eight and grandmother of four who loves to make and create. Rosemary Hill is the name of our home where we live, work, learn and create together

Sunday 30 September 2007

New Look Rosemary Hill

I have been very busy of late and have not been able to think straight let alone blog. Things are now starting to calm down and I have decided to get back into the swing of things. I thought my first move would be to revamp my blogspot. When I first started this I didn't know how to do anything on the computer! Fortunately my children are much more computer literate than I and have taught me all sorts of things. I now can do this unaided. Pretty impressive, huh?

I want this site to be a view of all the things that are important to me and a record of all the things that are important in my life. I love sewing. I have loved it since I was small and spent hours watching my mother sew clothing for her family. Eventually I began sewing myself when I was about ten. My mother also knitted for us and taught me to knit when I was five. When I was eight she taught me to crotchet. I enjoy knitting and crotcheting, but I'm not quite so passionate about them! I love to paint too. That's something else that my mother did while I was young. There's nothing like putting paint onto canvas! Except possibly putting paint onto walls! I love to design spaces and decorate them too.

Over the past two months I have been busy sending my daughter off on a mission. She is daughter no. 2 and the first of our children to serve a mission. It has been a wonderful experience watching her prepare to serve and then seeing her go. All of her letters have been so positive and upbeat. I know this is a very happy time for her and that she is really enjoying herself. She is now out in the mission field and is working hard! We are so happy for her and proud of her.

Currently we are working on our home (a renovators work is never done!!!) and I am sewing clothes for some of my kids. This past weekend has seen me preparing walls for painting. Our home is old and the walls and ceilings are in less than wonderful condition! Normally I really hate filling, sanding and washing walls, but I have really enjoyed it this weekend. I started off very grumpy and didn't want to do it. I kept finding other things to do and didn't get into the room until after 12 noon. But once I started I got into a rhythm and as the walls became smoother I began to enjoy myself. Now that the walls are so improved I am glad that I took the time to do the job properly (don't worry - they're not that smooth!).

This is one of the walls I have been working on. The paint is Wattyl "seductress" and my son (no. 6) doesn't think it's the right colour for his new room. It's a very strong colour so my first layer of paint tomorrow will be an undercoat. I have more sway with him than I did with the rooms former occupant and the new colour will be Wattyl "orchid". In other words "white". I love white! Of course the new room will not just be white. He's keen to have orange and blue as well. I already have the blue - Dulux "maximus" - but the orange is yet to be chosen and purchased. We want a fairly strong and clean orange colour and haven't seen one yet. By clean I mean not dirty or dusty. You know what I mean. Maybe. This week the search will begin in earnest. Paint charts are some of my favourite things ( why can I not say that without hearing Julie Andrews in the background?) but they seem to have fewer colours on them these days. They seem to be more about showing you how to fashionably use a few fashionable colours rather than advising you on what colours they have available.
'Til next time!