As promised, a stitching update. I finished the columns on the right, the 'far away pine forest' around the corner, and a pyramid block in the corner. I'm really enjoying stitching this again! I think I'm going to make more of an effort to finish my Chatelaine WIPs, because on the one hand I feel I should before I start a new one, but on the other hand I have a tendency to let them languish. I have Taj kitted up in my stash and now Pompeijan is on it's way so I need to pull my socks up and get on with clearing the decks!
We're full of plans already for the new house...I'm so looking forward to having a place of our own again, I'm not a fan of renting after having our own place for so long. And of course, with two extra bedrooms it means I can have a craft room! Well, a craft room come guest bedroom when the need arises but still. We have so much to do in the next few weeks though - as if it isn't hectic enough in the run-up to Christmas! The system here in Oz seems a lot more rushed too than it does in the UK. One good thing we've found out though is that we qualify for a first homebuyers grant of $7000 and are also exempt from paying stamp duty because we're first time buyers over here, so that will save us $9000 too! We were convinced we wouldn't qualify because we owned a house in England but apparently that doesn't count!