I thought that it was way past time to create my own blog. This is no easy task, considering that i am a definite technophobic!!!

My children (and theirs) introduced me to the wonderful world of the internet and all that comes with it!! First google, then ebay, internet groups and blogs!! I have met so many wonderful, charming people that i now call friend. Please bear with me while i blunder and bluff my way through this, until i find my way. Which is how i have survived most of the daunting situations that i have landed myself in!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

windows of the soul

They say that the eyes are the windows of the soul and i'm sure that windows are the soul of the house! the stockbroker only had 2 complete windows and some battered frames, when it came to me..  i did toss around the idea of making some mock-up windows, after checking out the price and availability, on ebay. They cost around $30 australian. thats supposing you can find them! This model has 15 double windows and 2 single panes near the front door, so very expensive to replace... but i  wanted 'real' windows and so i began to collect them slowly... it took a little time to get there ,but  finally, i had enough!!! yaay!! They were a sorry lot!! Rust, yellowed cracked plastic, broken hinges!!! Never mind... rust was sanded back and frames painted,  the plastic replaced in the worst and  curtains attached to all... they now resemble something befitting my glorious house!! (have i mentioned that i love it !) oh, they also got a rub over with diluted umber paint to give that suitably aged look!!!  The tabs were broken off some of the windows, these ones i glued in, the other ones are removable....
wow....  take a look at her now....
While i'm here i want to thank all of you who are making this so easy for me...some of my photo's are not going, where i tell them to go!!! i don't get to say all that i mean to!!!  patience is a virtue!! so to all you
virtuous lovely people out there .. thank you for all your support and wonderful comments. christine xxx