Monday, 11 February 2019

Weekend

The engineer arrived and was able to do a simple repair to the boiler but we were only able to have hot water or heating not both.  As we have the stove we opted for hot water.  The part needed was order and arrived this morning, Gerard drove to Stornoway this morning to collect it and now we are waiting for the engineer to come and fully repair it.  Apparently the boiler is coming to the end of its life but with the repairs may give us another couple of years.  Time will tell, it is worth a try on the repair.

There has been a project languishing in a bag for some time and as I was looking for a Birthday present I thought this finished would be the perfect gift.



It took no time at all to finish it, sew in the ends and block.




I don't know why I left it so long to finish it.  I then crocheted a brooch to go with it.  Made with love and perfect for the gift needed.



The sheep are in the field now right next to the house.  I believe they are to be scanned this week, lamb season coming around again where does the tie go?



A quiet weekend but lots achieved.  Several more rows have been done on Honeys quilt, I am enjoying the easy pattern and the calming colour combination.

Wishing you all a wonderful week.

See you soon.

37 comments:

  1. Can't think of anything better than a view with those livestock next door. The idea of making a broach with crochet turned out so lovely.

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  2. You made beautiful things again ! Your neighbours look as if they have blood on their fur, I think I watch too many "Miss Fisher's murder mysteries" ! You have troubles with your boiler we have them with our water filter, it's 10 years old and probably has to be replaced. It's important because the water is very chalky here and it avoids to damage all the household appliences !

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  3. Glad you're getting the boiler sorted. We've had to get a new washing machine, not haven't they gotten expensive.

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  4. Beautiful gift, and it is nice to have such wonderful views of animals nearby.

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  5. What a lovely gift and I love that little brooch :) I can't imagine having sheep for neighbours LOL We get lots of birds and a couple of squirrels, but that's about it for around here. Glad to hear your boiler will soon be fixed. Best, Jane x

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  6. How old are "parts," when one buys a home...? One of those things which, no one wants to look at. But we probably should. Even if only to have an idea, when some may quit on us.

    Good luck with the fix!!!!

    💛

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  7. We replaced our heating and hot water systems a couple of years ago too. It is not cheap! The equipment had no doubt been in the house since it was built, however, so it was time. And we got a givernment rebate for installing a high efficiency unit and our monthly costs went down too.

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  8. You will be glad to have everything fixed. We had some work done under a Government Scheme and I don't know what company they found hiding under a boulder, but gosh, they were worse than useless. Fortunately, several years in, it needed a BIG repair and the bad work was found out and this time proper heating engineers had the floor up as well as putting in a brand new boiler. Nice to be warm again,.

    What a pretty belt you made, and a lovely brooch to accompany it. I love that blue.

    You have sheepy neighbours, we have 3 in-calf heifers in our top field.

    It felt like SPRING here today. Oh my gosh, it felt so GOOD.

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  9. Glad that your boiler is getting fixed...who knows how much time you may have bought. Anyway, it’ll give you time to plan and prepare.

    Always interesting to see what project you have going.

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  10. I'm glad your boiler is getting fixed. I love the colours in your project, the blue and the green work really well together.

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  11. Good news on the boiler getting fixed! I love how the scarf turned out. And the pin, too. You're so generous. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  12. Glad you have hot water. I hope you have that boiler completely fixed soon. That scarf is very pretty. The yarn colors are wonderful. I really like the idea of adding a brooch to go with it. It must be nice to watch the sheep grazing.

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  13. The belt and brooch are such a pretty colour. I wasn't exactly sure if it was a belt or a scarf so I hope I made the right choice (?).
    I'm glad you now have both heat and hot water.

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  14. Good news on your boiler getting fixed, hope it lasts a few more years for you.

    It really is quite frightening, and bewildering, how time passes us by, and as you say lamb season is coming around again … Yikes!

    All the best Jan

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  15. So glad you didn't have to replace your boiler. I always like to fix rather than buy! I love the colors in your scarf! Such a thoughtful gift!

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  16. that view! it would be one of my favourites. i love sheep.

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  18. Glad to hear the hot water's back on, no more washing outside with the sheep then!!

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  19. I like the color combinations in your crocket work.That's a pretty brooch. It's nice to see some sheep nearby.

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  20. I hope by now the needed part is installed and you have heat and hot water. Hopefully it will serve you well for a few more years. Your gift is lovely and I'm sure the recipient will love it. I hope we will see the new lambs in the spring. They are so darling. ♥

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  21. It is lovely colors on your project. I always love seeing sheep. There was a day many years ago where I thought I would love having some sheep, but living in the city would not have worked.

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  22. I used to crochet to but gave it up because made my nose etch so bad

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  23. Very nice post, a good piece of work you have share here. thank you.
    Men Kurta Designs

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  24. I do love the the colours in your crochet. The brooch is gorgeous.

    So sorry about your boiler problems. What an awful time of year to be without it.
    Hugs-x-

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  25. yay for the part arriving and hopefully as you read this you have heat and hot water at the same time :) love your crochet project, so pretty for winter!!

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  26. I hope you were able to be comfortable waiting for the part. A good idea to have the stove. The chubby sheep are so peaceful.

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  27. I hope you were able to be comfortable waiting for the part. A good idea to have the stove. The chubby sheep are so peaceful.

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  28. I would love to have these sweet sheep for neighbors, what a lovely view. I hope the boiler is soldiering on and you can enjoy your hot water in peace. Lovely makes!
    Amalia
    xo

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  29. We had our boiler mended a few years ago, it was tricky to repair but it's hung on since then so definitely worth giving it a go rather than just opting for new. How lovely to have the sheep in the field next door, it doesn't seem two minutes since the last spring lambs were born though, does it?

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  30. Good to know that your broiler will be fixed soon. I know your crochet project will make a lovely present. I like your little brooch. The sheep has thick wool!

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  31. The colours in your crochet project - is it a scarf? - are so pretty, and the brooch a nice accompaniment. Glad you're getting your boiler difficulties solved.

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  32. SO sorry about the boiler , but it’s always worth a try to fix things...and save alittle if you can . I adore granny square afghans..My Aunt made me a beautifiul spread as a Wedding gift ... I'm sure that your " Honey " will cherish her's too...especially in those lovely colours... Lambs are always endearing animals to me... they remind me of SPRING !!!.. WIshing you a Happy Valentine's Day ..xoxoxox

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  33. Oh, what pretty colors, my friend, and I just love the pattern. I look forward to seeing the finished project :)

    Hugs to you!

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  34. I love the colors in your newest project! You seem to really get the blocks finished quickly. I hope you are able to get the boiler running, and it works for a long time for you.
    Debbie
    xo

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  35. Love the color combination. I wish I would have taken the time to learn to crochet. I can knit but not anything difficult. Someone is going to get a very lovely gift, indeed!

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  36. You whip out those projects like you're a one-woman factory. Don't know how you do it. It's going to be lovely.

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  37. Glad you are getting all that fixed. The project is wonderful. Oh what I would give to have sheep outside my window!

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