Wednesday, August 29, 2012


I asked Steve to chop up some onions for me last night... and being the MACHO man he is, he did it without the googles on.
Yep... really paid for it too:

ABOVE:  rolling around on the floor in pain...

ABOVE:  Teddy and Coco checked him out... Teddy stepped over him and in the photo it looks like he's having a pee on Steve!

ABOVE:  who's the 'MACHO MAN' now eh?  lol

ABOVE: he got back to it, still no goggles... Bex just kept cracking up in laughter.

ABOVE:  I'm sure I can see tears!  Dick.

After much thought and consideration I have made the difficult decision to have the latest Baby Quilt professionally quilted.  It has taken such a lot of effort, and hours and hours of work to make the top and backing.  I don't want to stuff it up by not getting it quilted properly.
So I shall ring the quilter today sometime and get it over to her.

Hopefully she can get it done by Christmas!  She is always so busy, I still don't have Emily's quilt back from her!  *sigh*

Here's a few new photos of the grandbabies in Australia:

 ABOVE:  Cute wee Sienna...

 ABOVE:  Sienna again....

 ABOVE:  Bodhi getting a bath from his other grandmother...

ABOVE:  look at the chops on this darling wee boy!  Bodhi looks a lot like our son!

 ABOVE:  Haylea, Bodhi and Sienna with their Australian Grandma.

Right, enough photos!
I've got Hospice Shop today... so I am off to get lunches made, beds made, bla bla bla.


I arrived home to the most divine smell:

ABOVE:  my DIL has been baking!  Chocolate muffins!   Oh so yum.

ABOVE:   for the price of TWO COFFEES at a coffee shop... today's Treasure from the Hopsice shop.

ABOVE:  a box of New Zealand marine life stamps... for $1.00 !  SCORE!

ABOVE:  I am beyond thrilled by this stunning bowl!  It's MINE... no way am I giving it away.

Bex and I went over and visited Lacy and Keera for lunch.  We all had a McDonald's burger.  I tried the new Lamb burger.  Couldn't eat it all, it was HUGE.
Now home again and contemplating doing some sewing.

End of Day:  well I've not done any more sewing  yet.  Had a quiet afternoon with Bex then got dinner for the family.
nite nite.


  1. Oh Steve I'm a googles girl and I look goofy as when cutting onions But hey it works!!! HUGE -4 Frost here crisp brisk and A FRESH wake me up!

  2. I will do absolutely anything to get out of cutting onions. I feel his pain.

    Lovely photos of the babes in Aus. Love the way Sienna is checking out her brother.

    Have a great day at Hospice!!!

  3. Such cute kids! Even the big "kid" who cries over onions! :)

  4. For goodness sake... I've said it before but will say it again. If you keep your onions in the vege bin in the fridge then they don't sting your eyes when you chop them. I never, ever get stinging eyes... (except when I use them at room temperature). Try it, it works.

  5. AWWWW!! Bodhi is soo cute. I'm afraid Steve is going to cut himself b/c he can't see crying over the onions. :/

  6. Anonymous11:44 AM

    A good trick to chopping onions is if you have astainless steel sink, to rub your hands and the onion on the tears!! Also rinse after each cut and swipe on the side of the sink. ...debbie

  7. I think Steve just wanted an excuse for a good cry.

  8. I have found that by keeping my onions in the refrigerator there is very little tears if any.

  9. Yeap, must agree with the onions in the fridge! Love the photos of Steve on the floor! And your Aussie grandbabies are so gorgeous!

  10. Yay, two more votes for onions in the fridge !!!

  11. Anonymous2:20 PM

    Love the bowl! Especially ones with feet! WOMBAT

  12. Anonymous2:34 PM

    Always love the treasures you get at the hospice shop. I could see a small money tree/jade or succulent in that gorgeous planter bowl. Cheers Glenys

  13. OMG Score on the stamps!!!!
    Well done on the treasures today!
    Love the look of those muffins!
    Steve - FUNNY!!!

  14. Anonymous2:39 PM

    Sell me the Snoopy mirror!!!


  15. Poor steve lol yummo muffins and love your treasures from the hospice shop... Cute pics from aussie too.

  16. OMG! What an awesome deal on the stamps! Very jealous indeedy!!!! And yum yum to chocolate muffins! What a great DIL Bex will make!! :)

  17. What a great surprise from Bex! I hope one day I'm lucky enough to have a daughter in law who feels part of the family.

  18. I think it's almost worth a trup to NZ to shop at your hospice shop!!

  19. The only time cutting onions affects me is when I have my contact lenses out! Steve should get a pair that look like cat's eyes:)

  20. Score on the stamps!!


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