Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Feathering the nest

ANOTHER PICTURE PATCHWORK for you to nose about (enlargeable for the extra nosey)... our gradually growing interior. It is very exciting to see our home becoming more and more like a moving log cabin! Tui has made great sturdy wood frames for the kitchen and storage seats.. there will be doors on them soon. A lovely gnarled piece of wood has become the kitchen bench, the sink is in place but plugless, there's a small temporary cooker, there are little secondhand cupboards on the walls with nothing in them but a bag of teabags, and we have tested out the undersofa storage space with stacks of our picture frames.

It seems we are living in a permanent cloud here... being 1531 feet above sea level (down the road is the highest village in Scotland you know!); I have begun the fifth clock which has reds and roofs and moon and moth, is for the talented and lovely narrative jeweller Nina Bagley, and will be ready in a while.
The day after tomorrow, I will be turning nine-and-twenty and we plan to drive off out from underneath this cloud, somewhere foresty and have a birthday fire and something nice to eat. And then we'll head away to try and find the sun.. if we do, and there happens to be a largeish town underneath it, we shall stop and sell pictures!

The mornings are misty and we'll be driving off inbetween clouds into the world. Meanwhile these two will stay huddled together at home. They don't live with us, they just think they do.
I shall return soon, a year older, and a weekend wiser.



37 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Edward and I wish you a perfectly enchanting birthday. We send you warmth, serenity, green colours and love.

Enelya said...

Gosh it looks so snug :)those kitties have got the right idea with all this rain and cloud (we have it down in the South too :-P), hope you have a happy birthday :)

Enelya +++

nina said...

you are such a TEASE!!
have the loveliest, sunniest and happiest of birthdays yet - and a wise and full year ahead. love nina

Shelley Noble said...

Extra nosey--that's me! Your home looks perfectly marvelous! Enjoy your weekend and special birthday!

Nao Sims said...

Have the most wonderful Birth-Day Rima! May it be filled to the brim with magic and beauty.

And these photo's of your home, wow. What a glorious life you live.

Say hello to the Fairies of Scotland for me.

Bountiful Birthday Blessings to you!
Nao

Dreaming Stone said...

Your wheeled home is looking just gorgeous, wishing you miles and miles of happiness with it and hope you have a great birthday.

treehousejukebox said...

Happy Birthday!

I hope this isn't TOO nosey, but I'm just so curious about it...will you have a toilet in there?

It looks beautiful.

erin gergen halls said...

it reminds me of my old gypsy home,that wheeled wonder of yours... and soon enough it will be warm and cozy with blankets and knick knacks and the lovely stuff of life. what an amazing time in your life this is. i remember all too well the exciting pull of setting out on an adventure...all the wonders just down the road...the happiest birthday to you...!

Curious Art said...

Thanks for the wonderful images, & have the best birthday yet!

Bimbimbie said...

Your nestonwheels is taking on a fairytale image of it's very own. I hope you find some rays of sunlight in your birthday forest*!*

Ellen-Mary said...

Happiest of Birthdays!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Happy birthday ! Happy rolling down the hill, I hope you find that which you seek. xx

anthromama said...

Happy Birthday Rima!

I'll gladly trade you some Idaho sun for some Scotland drizzle...

What a cozy home it's becoming. All those enchanting nooks and crannies.

beadbabe49 said...

Both your works and your home on wheels are enchanting and quite magical...I can't remember who led me here but I'm delighted...

Anonymous said...

Have a very nice, warm birthday!

Your new home lots very warm and cosy, especially with the stove. Are you concerned about the weight with all the wood furnishing? Or is the truck engine strong enough for all your local hills?

said...

Have a joyful birthday! It sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate. And by the way your new house seems ever so snuggly and 'home'! Enjoy!

Griffin said...

Have a wonderful warm birthday Rima. I hope cake will be involved and wine... and with Tui, there will no doubt be music. Be safe and well, both of you.

Sigh, wish I was nine-and-twenty again!

Those two cats are so kind to adopt you both! Tui is as talented as you, building all that stuff. Makes me want to live a life like that.

PG said...

Blimey Rima, if my ship ever comes in and I get some disposable income, (!) I am hiring the pair of you to make me a similar nest. I am trying very hard not to covet it...
Have a lovely birthday. xx

Carl V. said...

I am so glad I found your site. It brings a smile to my face and warm, comforting feelings every time I come your way. I love seeing the progression of your lovely traveling home. It is beautiful, even as it evolves.

Very tantalizing picture of the clock-in-progress, cannot wait to see the finished results. And those misty pictures! Ahh!!!!

I hope you have the most wonderful birthday imaginable!

solsticedreamer said...

oh happy birthday and a hello from me via loststones. i have just spent ages going through your old posts and following your work and adventures...it felt like i was there with you, peeking over your shoulder!
i have a home on wheels, a converted citroen although we dont live in him, just spend lots of time away :) a wanderlust that gets in your bones...

Jean-Jacques said...

I like these misty photos of the road... and I love your work. It's my first visit, but I shall return, no doubt.

acornmoon said...

Have a lovely birthday, I hope the sun shines for you. By the way, I am so glad that the stove is firmly bolted down! Your home on wheels is really taking shape, how exciting.

Brilig said...

Happy Birthday from the Borrowgoves

Sara Morante said...

Hi Rima! I'm ready for Lino now; after your post I felt like giving it a try. Question: Do I have to use any especific paint (oily, watered, etc?) All my experience is lithography. Have you tried it? Good Weekend!!!

Sara Morante said...

Ooooops!!!!! HAVE A LOVELY BIRTHDAY, by the way!!! Sweet 29!!

Jess said...

Happy birthday Rima!!
I love that woody interior - can't get enough of it myself! Thanks for sharing a glimpse into your cosy home.x

Lisa Evans said...

Have a lovely birthday Rima : )

Ciara said...

The Happiest Of Happy Birthday's to you dear Rima! May the road ahead be filled with sunshine and magic and blessings of all kinds. Have a wonderful time!
Love Ciara x

BT said...

Wow, how things have progressed since my last visit Rima. I myself have officially become an oap - on 6th Sept. I covet your lifestyle, I'm not afraid to admit it! Have a wonderful wonderful bonfire filled birthday.

Love the insides of the home and the lovely misty photos.
xx

Lunaea said...

Happiest of birthdays, Rima! I hope it was a lovely day for you, and that your 30th year is magical and full of surprises.

LADY LAVONA said...

Hi Rima!
You caravan is coming along nicely! I'll keep you posted about COC Street Team. I have to start a Yahoo Group so members can start communicating. I'll keep you posted!

Happy Birthday...30's are the new 20's! xo Lavona

Dreaming Stone said...

Just to let you know that I've nominated your blog for an 'I love your blog' award though you have almost certainly already received it from others :)

BT said...

I would love to give Rima an award too, but I don't know how to!!

Jocelyn said...

Happy birthday!

Having seen your gorgeous house, I very much want to be invited over for lunch, so I can make loud and admiring clucks at every little bit of the place.

Yoli said...

Your home is dreamy! I am falling in love with your boyfriend's handy work. Such a talented couple.

I wish you sweet Rima the a belated but very happy birthday.

{{HUGS}}

Marie Antionette said...

Its so beautiful,Bench and all.Very homey.You all did well.Hugs Marie Antionette

3ster said...

I have no words...... the nest is great!

And I love you clocks so much
Rima.. they are MAGICAL!