Last year, after much consideration I finally decided to go ahead with a small extension and knock through to enable a new living area and studio space. Knowing that this would be a very busy and frantic period of time I decided to stop stitching for a year so that I could fully concentrate on the new home.
After three months of builders, electricians, carpenters, underfloor heating engineers, and kitchen resprayer, I was finally left with a large blank canvas to ready decorate and furnish.
The kitchen was 19 years old. During the build, it was chopped about and moved around to fit the new layout and provide a large island. The granite worktops were rearranged and a large piece of oak was purchased for the new kitchen island. It was then resprayed, and the cupboard door handles were replaced making it look new.
The work is still in progress because several rooms upstairs also need decorating and the garden was destroyed by the building work. However, it has been a very satisfying project and the break from my art has been manageable. I am excited and plan to get back to stitching by October 2019 in a space that will be bright, spacious and calm. I also plan to use the space for small workshops where people can come and learn how to draw with thread in a relaxed environment.