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Old 05-12-2008, 10:15 AM
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There are four bands of blue coming down the oven. Here are the other two that will actually be visible. The one at the back of the oven isn't very far yet... in fact I'm a little behind on it (HAHAHA, geddit? )
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:18 AM
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Looking great Fances. How long does it take you to do a section such as the blue swirls pictured? Must be hours and hours.
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:21 AM
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There are four bands of blue coming down the oven. Here are the other two that will actually be visible. The one at the back of the oven isn't very far yet... in fact I'm a little behind on it (HAHAHA, geddit? )
Groan lol

So should we expect rose tiles next, or are skiping staight onto cubism??

Either way, can't wait to see the finished artilce, the work in pogress is impressive enough!

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Old 05-12-2008, 10:30 AM
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Looking great Fances. How long does it take you to do a section such as the blue swirls pictured? Must be hours and hours.

Takes a while... I'm using a lot of cement-based tile mortar to squish up between the tiles, so I won't be grouting it afterwards, and that'll save one step at least And I don't do a swirl in one go anyway, I need to think about what come next after each bit. Actually hours and hours is a pretty good estimate.

Definately don't do this unless you enjoy doing it!
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Old 05-12-2008, 04:49 PM
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Frances, it's looking fantastic - hard to believe it's going to do nothing but get even better ... can't wait!
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Old 05-14-2008, 12:24 PM
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...and some green.

Now that its filling up in places I keep thinking of more twirly bits I could have put in if I had done it all a bit differently. There's a time window of about two hours where I can decide to remove bits I don't like, but after that its stuck there for good. So there's no going back...

Phew, looks like a quarter of the oven is covered by now... or maybe a third... thats one big surface out there!
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Old 05-14-2008, 08:22 PM
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You'll be done way before August Frances!
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:53 AM
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...yesterday my husband suggested that I start spending a little bit more time on housework and little bit less on the oven, so who knows...?

...Oooops...

Rain for the next couple of days anyway, so that'll kind of sort itself out
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:19 AM
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...yesterday my husband suggested that I start spending a little bit more time on housework and little bit less on the oven, so who knows...?

...Oooops...

Rain for the next couple of days anyway, so that'll kind of sort itself out
And a big old wet raspberry to him! If housework and laundry stayed done and didn't need redoing all the time, I'd be happier to do it....

Seriously, one of the reasons construction appeals to me is because when I put up a wall, it stays. I can build on to it. Dirt and dust keep happening... you never get past the "I need to clean" part- especially with kids and pets.

I graduate my last two children in a couple of weeks, which leaves us with one at home for the next year. (we have six between us, and a lot of pets) I am looking forward to fewer shoes lying where they dropped, fewer jackets lying in strange places, and to no mysterious socks who have NO owner!

but enjoy yours while they're smaller- they leave home eventually, and while you're ready for it on a lot of levels, on others it's still a rude surprise...
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Old 05-15-2008, 02:31 PM
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Frances....cooking is part of the housework right?

Shut down the oven for a while and I bet they would change the tune!
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