We decided that it was time to do something with the big gaping unused hole in our living room. We are also tired of being so cold in this house every winter. Mark cut firewood in the spring, so we were part way there.
It's funny how a small job just keeps getting bigger. Today we laid the slate tile so we are on the home stretch, the end is in sight!
big gaping fireplace
stainless chimney liner in place waiting
cut line drawn on the carpet
Mark getting ready to cut away some of the hardwood floor, scary...
who knew there's such gorgeous hardwood under that awful carpet
cutting the hardwood
ready for the cement board
cement board going up
not a clear photo, but the new brick lip to support the front of the insert
I have been very busy trying to build my rug inventory up for an upcoming sale in Thunder Bay, with Artisans Northwest. I have also accepted two consignments with different shops. I will discuss these shops in a different post.
I am weaving for the first time with mixed fibre, using more of the sweaters that come to me in my bales. I was only using pure wool, but have decided to utilize the wool blends as well. It makes economical sense for me, as I was giving most of the sweaters to thrift shops in the city. I will still be donating bags of sweaters but now, not quite as many.
I have less than two weeks till the sale so I must get at it, get myself busy cutting textile then weaving.