Friday, March 21, 2014


First up for today, I have a little video taken last night.  Dante was playing in Griffin's bedroom and his Mum and Dad were standing at the door looking in.  Apparently Dante kept saying 'GO AWAY'... very clearly.

So I grabbed my camera in the hope of taping him saying 'Go Away'... but no, rather typically he didn't say it again.

So, I told him to get out of the room, and to Steve and Bex's astonishment, he did.  lol

ABOVE:  video of Dante.  

I sent some emails out yesterday to Upholstery firms, asking for a quote to recover the cute little wingback chair.
To my horror I got one quote back last night.   $1000.00 !  OMG... clearly that $30 chair is not getting recovered.   I will just have to try and make a slip cover myself.  Yikes.
Anyone know how?  I'm at a loss.

Maybe I can find a pattern?  Dumm dee dooo...
Off to look on the 'net.

What else do I have planned for the day?  Well... I need to wrap a certain little girl's Birthday Present.  Rena is 6 tomorrow, and Stew, Brylee, Griffin and I are heading off to Hamilton for her Birthday event.  It's rock climbing, in a building.  I have NO intention of trying it!  But Brylee and Griffin will I'm sure.

TODAY marks 15 years since my younger brother Vern was killed in a vehicle vs. logging truck accident in Indonesia.  Time really does fly!  15 years!  Vern didn't live to see any of our Grandchildren born, or his own 5 grandchildren.  That makes me so sad.  
My brother Peter died in a very similar accident here in New Zealand, 30 years ago.  How can it be that long ago?
Sometimes it seems like just the other day.

They say 'time heals' and I suppose it does.  But it takes a bloody long time.
Well... after that little stroll down memory lane, I better go and make some new memories, even if they ARE only 'normal and mundane'....


So, this morning has been a repeat of yesterdays.  Housework.  I've been mucking around doing bits 'n' bobs all morning.  You can't even SEE what I've done, worst luck. 
Lots of vacuming.  Cleaning.  bla bla bla.

Now that Bex and Dante are back from Playcenter, we can sit down and have lunch while watching Home and Away's episode from last night.   It's become a 'lunch time tradition'.  *smiles*

You know you are having a bad day when you just feel like screaming and screaming.
Upon more thought, what was here is now gone.  I don't want to open up a can of worms.

Feeling drained.  Did a lot of housework today, and am looking forward to doing a little sewing tonight after dinner.  I can't sew when I'm this ... distracted.

Oh and shit, I still haven't wrapped Rena's present... might just do that right now.

Dinner is prepared, we are having lamb chops with mint sauce and veges for dinner. 

End of Day:  after dinner I did some sewing, then Stew and I enjoyed a relaxing spa before bed.
nite nite


  1. I covered a chair myself by taking the old cover off and using it as a pattern. You will need a staple gun . Try utube

  2. Anonymous11:36 AM

    Love the video, so cute and I loved hearing all if your accents :). Chris you are so talented you would do a better job of covering the chair than anyone could. Have an awesome weekend.

  3. Clearly your next "thing to learn" will be how to upholster. My mother-in-law learnt this and went on do do many complete lounge suites... and very well I might add :)

  4. What is Home and Away?

  5. Ohhh I'm SURE you can make a slipcover for that chair. Only think if it takes you five different tries with the fabric and all that, you'll still be well ahead. Not to mention then you'll get better and better at it and can change it maybe with seasons. :)

    Dante is very very cute.

  6. Anonymous3:37 PM

    Try some of the polytech courses where they may be looking for chairs to train people on. I know they do that with some of the building courses. Or put an advt on trade me Mary H

  7. Awwwww Dante so cute, He is so adorable and growing fast, Griffin is getting so tall! Don't cave in don't you dare, let it sort itself.

  8. The colleges there tech material sewing rooms they might to? you supply material they do labour.

  9. Oh Chris... Why aren't we closer..I work for an upholstery supplies company... We could have got is done together in no time!!!


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