With the help of the first fine weather in months I was able to make some serious progress on my build and I'm hoping my completion date of the last week in May is now possible....early start tomorrow I think!
Saturday, 22 February 2014
I had a very busy week of pretty hard manual work as being a labourer short this week I had to serve up the brickies as well as doing my own work. consequently Friday found me exhausted and sharing some quality kip time on the floor with the newest family member.....time to relax.
Sunday, 16 February 2014
Thursday, 30 January 2014
I made a half size wooden mock up of a pinnacle I want my mason to make for the porch on the cottage we are building. I have trouble as I've mentioned before getting my ideas across to the various craftsmen I use and so I'm hoping this will help in getting me the result I hope for. The model is missing some crockets and other details on its upper portion but I hope to add them tomorrow. Now I just hope the stone troll says he can make them for me and hope he doesn't kill me on the price!
Wednesday, 22 January 2014
A bit of a slow start on the blogging front this year but workwise things have been moving on nicely. As the pic shows we made a fireplace this week and it should I hope be in place by this weekend. My long laid plans for retiring from my present profession should come to pass sometime this coming autumn and then.........? I've never been unemployed or idle before and the thought of being so rather scares me and so I've given much thought as to what my next move will be. I did offer this week to buy part of the masons yard I've been working out of but if a deal can be struck I'm not sure it is enough to fill up my time and satisfy whatever it is that makes me...me. A property that requires major upkeep combined with a new baby and three very young children combine to take the edge off my ambitions but I have to do something as doing something, making anything makes me who I am. So the quest continues as I reckon I have enough oomph left in me for one or two more adventures yet.
Tuesday, 31 December 2013
Tuesday, 24 December 2013
Monday, 23 December 2013
Thursday, 19 December 2013
Wednesday, 18 December 2013
I received this picture of a chimney pot from the pottery who have put another of my gothic fancies into the real world . The clever peeps at West Meon pottery have excelled them selves and when fired the resulting red terracotta finish will be exactly what I wished for.....Christmas comes early!