Thursday, 20 November 2008

Winter Warmer

For the last 2 years we have talked about getting a log burner in our dining room, the fireplace had already been taken out when we moved into this house but the 'hole' where it had been had been left, complete with the old bricks at the back, the chimney had been plasterboard over and the sides skimmed so that just left a hearth to be built and the chimney opened up, simple eh? my DH works away during the week so everything seems to take longer to get done only having the weekend in which to do DIY, but we have got there and as of last weekend this is what is now in my dining room :) We had logs delivered last weekend too so every day when i've come in from work i have set to work lighting my gorgeous log burner :) and i'm loving it, lol I am now trying to explain to my husband that we NEED to put a sofa in the dining room as there is only me and my DD #3 at home in the week we could sit in the dining room and save on the heating bills, makes perfect sense to me lol. Will keep you posted on how long it takes for him to think it was his idea to have a sofa in the dining room!!! lol.
I have been stitching too this week, no photos though because it is for a Christmas ornament exchange, my Lizzie Kate double flip-its have been put to one side until the ornie is done and posted, i am exactly half way through the LK, hope to finish it before Christmas and will post a photo then, so until next time tara-a-bit x
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Maureen said...

Oh that burner looks great - it is making me feel nice and warm just looking at it.. there is nothing nicer in the winter than a real fire, unfortunately my wee ex council house wasnae really designed for these kind of things so i have to stick to my very nice but fake fire lol!

Meari said...

That looks nice! My parents have a log burner and it keeps their house toasty... was too warm for me, but hey if it works for them. :)

Heidi said...

Hi Maggie! I agree that you need a red wall in your room. I love mine. In fact, when we had to repaint the living room, we kept that oxblood red wall. You won't regret it if you do use red. I love your woodburner. We have one too and it is so great to keep warm so yes, you do need a sofa in the dining room. It makes perfect sense to!

Hugs ~

Mariana said...

Ya know, I NEVER seem to use my dining room at all! So, you're idea makes perfect sense to me. Move that table out of there and put a kettle of water on top of that stove! Keep the cocoa close by so you don't even have to get up. Sometimes I think that men just don't get it! lol

MysteryKnitter said...

I am sure you will tame the burner yet. All the best with the couch idea!