Wednesday, September 21, 2011

the offending cellar


Thanks for the lovely comments and emails - thought I would take a photo while the lid was up and Ian was below. As you can see if you look closely, our cellar has jarrah steps leading down into its depth - indeed an Aladdain's Cave, Dorothy but full of wine, suitcases, 'stuff' and the boys books and toys etc which I have not parted with. I was on my way down to find a few books (mission impossible as it turned out) and very foolishly going down frontwards (Ian says it is my own fault) thinking about task in hand and leaning forward to turn on the light which is up the top and suddenly I slid down to the bottom - if you can see the space between the jarrah pillar and the dark blue (one of our taking to picnic chairs) you will see exactly where I landed - I think I ran my hands down the pillar which is possibly what made them so very sore. If you look to the top of the picture you will see one of our wine racks. Safe from me. This incredible cellar is under our bedroom and is very useful - you can stand up etc. I have recovered although still a little sore in places but nothing broken and still able to hold my wine glass....

Good news is that the boxes for London are all packed and stacked and documentation done and ready to deliver to the carriers for their plane flight tomorrow night. And then Wayne and his men will deliver them to Ally Pally for us. So I have had a little time to play - I have been applying paint to baking parchment and then laying clear contact over the top when the paint is dry and rubbing silver gilding flakes in the places where there is no paint. On the top after putting it in my Okarito journal, I have stamped with Stazon - next time I won;t use black as it is too harsh - I used Silver and Brown Opulence Paints. A good experiment and one I plan to work further on. Next I need to experiment with a new distrssable fabric awaiting my attention. But first to cook dinner.

Yesterday, we received the remaining Distress Stains which are now available in all the same colours as Distress Inks - you can see them on the website. I am very fond of these and I am using them in conjunction with the moonglow sprays.

8 comments:

Sandy said...

You're lucky you weren't hurt worse, but your fault or not, it still hurts.

Heather said...

Glad you are recovering, and what a neat and tidy cellar! Ours used to be a tip but it was my husband's workshop and mostly full of sawdust and wood shavings. I do like your experiment and love that stamp.

Sue said...

Hope those ouchies are soon gone, and you feel fully yourself again.

Am so sad that I won't be seeing you at Ally Pally this year as it clashes with my hip replacement - did think of rescheduling it, but the hip had been pretty grouchy the last few days so it's got to go. Hope you have a wonderful time xxx

Dorothy said...

I am so glad that at least you can still hold a glass of wine, you have your priority right(says me as I sip a glass of port) The work you have displayed in your last two posts realy appeal.Take care you don't want to be incapacitated on trip overseas!

Bear said...

well Dale - Ians right after all - goodness that hurts to say-- but going down the ladder forward not a good idea woman!!
what to do with ya - get all better really soon and i hope that those fingers dont swell up none cos drining with them could be nasty!! LOL
get them bruising and pains all better real soon- October will be here so soon!
love n healing hugs Belinda xoxoxox

Ali Honey said...

Oops that's no good Dale. You should not be in such a rush to get a bottle of wine........glad you can still hold your glass.

Yes, always go down facing the ladder, and hold tighly...a fall is not worth it. Cheers - enjoy the rugby.

Judy said...

Hi! Dale,

What a useful hiddy hole, so glad you managed not to do too much damage going down those steep steps.

Sue said...

Just catching up with you and sympathising whole heartedly having slipped on our cellar steps last week and then I managed to slip on some wet leaves on Monday and crashed onto my hip and knee!

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