Sunday, February 14, 2010


Rag balls really were taking over my house until I had a big tidy up this morning. Truly, they had got scattered in just about every room.   They're now under control and sitting on my old miner's couch ready for more rag rugging this evening.  I've got several new rag rugs ready to list on my website too, but I need to get a few spare minutes to do that.  
My rag rugging has slowed down this last week or so because of our decision to paint our house.  The tradesman we'd chosen to do the job and who also assured us it would be finished by Christmas, just hasn't showed, so in a moment of weakness, I decided that I could do it myself.  Must admit he didn't say exactly WHICH Christmas.  Why is it that we always choose the wrong tradesmen.  Obviously, we still haven't learned the art of recognising the reliable ones.  Anyway, I'm now very skilled at scraping old paint of steps, and my trusty sander is doing a supurb job.  Luckily the rest of the house isn't in need of very much scraping, so it will be much easier when I get to the walls.  I can see I'm going to have to overcome my fear of heights unless I can talk some kind person into doing the high bits for me.   

1 comment:

  1. We have the same problem with tradespeople, we still waiting for the fence guy to come and install a front gate, it's been 3 years and 4 phone calls! we heard all kinds of excuses..... Lucky we didn't pay for it! you know what they say.....if you want something done properly you have to do it yourself!