Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

New house!

Well, it is starting to look that way.  Stan the Painter has been beavering away on his own for the past three weeks or so and he estimates it will be finished this weekend bar a final inspection and a few finishing touches.  We are very happy with the way it looks, and I went mad in the yard a couple of days ago after Stan had finished for the day.  I raked and swept and brushed cobwebs for about two hours, and when Ken asked why I said because we have this you-beaut looking home now, and the garden is a disgrace!

This is the back half of the east side of the house.  Our house is a fairly simple oblong shape.

  This is the back half of the west side, with our bedroom on the left of the photo and the other windows are part of the lounge room.  All that mess on the ground is Stan's equipment under a sheet.

Stan was very careful with our possums.  When he first started painting the back half, they took off for the other end.  Once he had finished this section where they normally sleep, they came back again once the paint was dry in a day or so!  
These photos are a bit too bright; the colour looks orange, but is actually closer to the first photo which is more muted.  We tried to match it to the red brick and it looks perfect.
I'll save the front of the house photo for next week when he has finished, as I've taken a "Before" shot, so you can compare it with the "After" version.

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