Santa came early for us this year. We won this gorgeous fireplace off ebay for a bargain price of $872.00. The guy bought it over 17 years ago to install in his house but he never got around to doing it so now it's going to live at our house. We priced it at Agnews for over $3,000.00 so we got a bargain.
We are going to install it in the study which my hubby has finally got around to doing. I posted about him starting the renovations back in April but he got too busy with work but now he has finally decided to start......yippeee!!!!! He says by the end of January it will be finished...............mmmmmm heard that before.
I finished the cushions for my friend for Christmas. She loved them and they look gorgeous on her bed. They are alot different from what I'm used to making with all the shabby chic and vintage decor I make but I must say I really love them and I think I will be making more to sell. I did them patchwork style and quilted them. One I quilted with straight lines and the other I quilted in squares. You can click on the photos to see close ups.
I'm also happy to tell you about my weight loss. About 8 weeks ago I was told by my doctor that my sugar levels were too high and if I didn't lose some weight I could end up with diabetes so I decided to see a doctor who designed a low carb diet for me. I started on the diet 5 weeks ago which I didn't post about incase I failed but now I am happy to shout it from the roof tops. I had my first weigh in today and I have lost 5.5kg to date. I'm pretty happy with that and my sugar levels are ok now. My next weigh in is in 6 weeks I will post my results then. It will be hard with Christmas and all the yummy food around but I'm going to stick with it. I need to for my health.
It has been a great year and since I started blogging back in March this year I have received some really nice comments and made some really nice friends. I thank you all for visiting my blog and for your friendship. We are going away to our beach house over the break and I will be taking the laptop with me so I will try and visit your blogs when I'm not lying on the beach.........aaaahhhhh!!!
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year and I look forward to seeing everyone in 2010.