Sunday, July 19, 2009


I'm really pleased with myself.
Last night I slaved away in the garage and got the binding cut out, sewn up and stitched onto Brylee's quilt... now all that's left is the hand sewing on the 'back side' and it's done!

I hope to get that done today.... if I don't finish it today then definitely tomorrow. Awesome! Her quilt has taken a lot of work ... but it is so pretty it's worth it. OH, I must make the label for it too....

Our Grandson Joshua goes home today too... the shuttle bus is picking him up from our home. It's a fantastic service... from door to door... and it sure saved us a lot of travelling time and hassle to get him here.

My house is a pigsty! I am hanging out till the kids are back at school before I get stuck in and do some serious cleaning. *sigh*... that will be tomorrow, after gym!

Joshua got picked up bang on time, it was so nice to have him here!

After he'd left we decided to go for a sunday drive... just to get out of the house. We drove to Maraetai Beach, which is exactly 25 minutes east from our home....

ABOVE: Stew and the kids enjoying an icecream on the pier...(I didn't have one!)...

ABOVE: looking back at Maraetai itself. This is a really lovely little beachside town.... and the beach itself is lovely too. It was a cold, windy day with squally showers, so no strolling on the beach.
Home now and back to the handsewing of Brylee's quilt...
I will post a photo of it once it's finished.

End of Day: shit I'm feeling so CLEVER! I had to download iTunes AGAIN... sync my ipod AGAIN.. and download Limewire.... so I could get songs for my iPod... AND I DID IT! How friggin awesome is that? Whooop whooop. I rock. OK... it's nothing really, but I'm so chuffed that I did it. ha ha ha... and now... I'm having a Tia Maria or 2... cos I can. So there. nite nite. *smiles*


  1. That shuttle service sounds like a lifesaver! Aw, poor guy having to go home away from Grandma's. God bless ya!

  2. A shuttle would be nice here!

  3. Wish you could post a picture of the quilt. I love to see what others are working on!
    Hugs, Linda

  4. Sounds like a lovely day for you all. Kids back at school tomorrow!! have fun at the gym:-)

  5. We love Maraetai - as used to go out there often until we got the place at Matarangi... no comparison with regard to the beach but Maraetai is great if you want to still live close to the city.

  6. What itunes songs are inspiring you at the moment?

  7. I looked up Maraetai Beach on the internet, and it looks fantastic!

    I always use the shuttle if it's available. Here there isn't, but it's a math question, if a taxi is 2X less that long term parking, then taxi it is!

    I kind of feel guilty, because I need to do work around the house too, and I'm not and you are!

  8. Oh gosh, I just found your blog! You are so very funny too! I drink Coke Zero. I find it tastes better with anything! even low cal ice cream...
    I have just started to watch my weight and know the hardships. Being much older, it's gonna be harder. But it's summer here in Canada and lots of fresh fruits and go with the gin...
    I am going to exercise come fall when we return from teh cottage.
    I'll be back again...

  9. Ohhhhh, I want some ice cream. I'm drooling now... thanks a lot.


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