Sunday, July 01, 2012


So... it's Stew's turn to sleep in, so I'm gunna just sit and blog for a while this morning... and keep the kids/dogs quiet.

Big ask, but I am sure it can be done! lol

If it wasn't so bloody cold I'd go into the garage and do some serious tidying up... and maybe do some sewing.  But shit it's cold in the garage!  And I'm a wimp, I hate being cold.

It's Steve's day off work ... so he's asleep too.  I think Bex is coming up sometime today... so that will be nice for Steve ... it's a bit of a shame they live in different cities.  Here's hoping at some point Steve can find a job in Hamilton before their baby is due!
That's the 'plan' as far as I know.

Right, enough yakkity yak... time to read blogs in front of the fire!


I've found something to do!  I took out this Super sized Heart Quilt Top... it's not been finished cos it has nagged at me.... I kept thinking it wasn't quite "right"...

ABOVE: what I don't like about it is the horizontal bands running through the widths.  They just don't look right to me... so I am going to unpick the entire thing and use the heart blocks for smaller baby quilts.  

We have enough babies coming after all.

Steve (son) went to Sylvia Park for some groceries and he took Brylee and Griffin with him... and they had fun:

ABOVE:  there was this big climbing tower and people could give it a go for $5... so both the kids had a go ...

ABOVE:  Brylee, being so light and agile did really well... Griffin found it more difficult.

ABOVE:  Brylee got to the top.  Griffin didn't, but they both had a good half and hour of fun.

I'm still plugging away at the unpicking...

ABOVE:  ABOUT 4 HOURS LATER... and the quilt top is deconstructed.  And I'm seeing double.  In fact everything is blurry!  Poor eyes... such a strain close work is!  
But, now I can start reconstructing these blocks into some baby quilts!  Yaaa.

AND ... WOMBAT:  I asked Stew today to put our portable gas heater down in the garage ( which he's now done)... so now it won't be quite so cold down there,  yaaa!  Thanks for the suggestion.  Don't know why I didn't think of it.  

End of Day:  well it's been another day where there's been some up's and down's... just wish my days were BORING.  Seriously.
nite nite.


  1. Anonymous8:13 AM

    I had nothing to do today. It's nice sometimes but can get old..

  2. Cold cold argggggggghhhhhh try -3, or -4 like yesterday, it sure makes you move fast in the mornings!!

  3. Anonymous10:21 AM

    Why dont you buy a heater to put in the garage so you can sew? WOMBAT

  4. That's a lot of picking to do. Maybe you could ask Brylee to help with the project. It would give the two of you some special one on one time.

  5. Anonymous12:22 PM

    why doesn't bex move in with you guys later on towards when baby is due so steve can keep on working and then look for a place in auckland together?

  6. Wow, Griffin has grown so much. I thought it was Steve! Good to see kids being active.

    Unpicking .... ugh. Usually ends up in the bin!

  7. I lurve the heart quilt! It's gorgeous! I would love to try one of those climbing walls! They look like fun!

  8. Good for Brylee, making it the top! Looks like a fun day for the kids. Can't wait to see your baby blankets.

  9. Hi Chris
    You was having cooler weather and we were having sweat dripping off of all of us today! Whew!

    LOVE that quilt!

  10. I was going to say the quilt above looked fine but now that you've undone it it DOES look better on its own. :)

  11. The climbing looked good fun . As we say in England , Gosh! Brylee has legs right up to her bum .
    I could never have unpicked all that sewing , an odd line Yes, but a whole quilt , No way .


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