04 June 2007

Opposing Forces?

I have been totally distracted from knitting lately and throwing huge amounts of elan at our lovely Victorian house, bits of which are begging to be restored.

I have recently tagged myself after reading Sarah's post on Randomness and wonderful post by Kendra on secrets.

The rules:"Each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves. Those tagged need to write in their blogs the 7 facts, as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag seven others and list their names on your blog. You have to leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and to read your blog."

Well, the thing number 1 that you don't know about me is that as a child (and before it occurred to me that knitting is a pretty damn hard thing to quit) I entertained an idea of becoming an antique paintings restorer. I imagined myself restoring ancient works of art and remember thinking that it would be a rather cool job to do. Actually, when it comes to think about it, the thought still appeals to me. Who knows? As it is at the moment, I satisfy my need to bring the inner beauty out of things by stripping 100 years' worth of layers of paint from period cupboards, sash windows (having undone them first!) &ct.

To Be Continued (read: I will cover the 7 random things in the course of this month.)

Whilst I restore the house to its former glory my beloved daughter is busy adorning it as best as she can:

This, I think, might be an elephant of sort, but cannot be sure. ON A KITCHEN CHAIR! (Sigh) Dear.

These remind me of Beegu - first one on the tall plant stand and the second one on the wall, by the focal point fireplace in the sitting room. She knows her strategic places, does she not?

I think I might have grown a little artist.

PS: It takes 2 pairs of medium sized men's socks worth of time to strip one tall period cupboard, one room's worth of skirting boards, one door frame and one sash window. I cannot decide whether it's a good or poor result?


Sarah said...

Oh the knitting beats the house restoring for me every time! Looking forward to the random installments.

Riggwelter said...

What wonderful pictures from your daughter! Looking forward to "hearing" more randomness.