Landing and Stairs

To continue to sweep around the house another stop on the first floor landing (this house is tall and thin). I did post about this a while ago as I recently rearranged and added to the pictures and really like how they are now arranged. I also switched out a lot of the frames to plain white which I also now prefer and have started doing with all my newly framed pictures (there are more to come….). A mixture of frames can look great but, I think, when each frame is interesting and not just as a hodge podge of colours and styles.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe other thing that I love about this space is the long window overlooking the garden.

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It lets the light flood in.

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Pictures

All quiet on the house projects for a while, I’ve been focussing more on my artwork. However I finally sorted out some pictures that have been framed and waiting to be hung for months. I’ve got them all out several times, had a bit of a think and put them away again. This time was different and I got the majority up on the wall.

Very pleased.

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Halt!

You may have noticed a small dog sneaking into a number of pictures on this blog. It’s Heidi after whom, with her counterpart Klaus, the blog is named.

Being a Dachshund you are supposed to discourage them from running up and down stairs, leaping ill advisedly from heights and general activities that might put a stress on their backs. Basically all the things Heidi truly loves. Because of this Heidi needs to be stopped from using the stairs all the time as she attempts to follow you around the house. You could achieve this through training or through mini barriers just to be doubly sure. Being short of stature they don’t need much height and so are easy to step over but do thwart Heidi. I actually suspect she could climb over but they are enough to discourage her.

Mind are quite crudely made but I’ve used left over paint to make them a bit smarter…

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Because they are so low I am tempted to paint a height restriction on them like they have for fairground rides, but presumably Heidi would be the only one short enough to see it and I’m not sure she would appreciate the effort.