Saturday, November 28, 2015


Today we are going to Hamilton.
Firstly for Lacy to visit with Keera, and secondly so I can attend my Fabric Basket workshop at Donna's Quilt Studio.

I've been looking forward to it for weeks.

We had planned on having a picnic down by the lake with Lacy, but that is looking VERY doubtful due to the weather.

The last few hot and humid days have finally broken and it's bucketing down!  Thank goodness, everyone was feeling the heat.  It's far too early in the season for it to be that hot!

Now a couple of you Chicks asked about Puppies sex/names.  Well If you want to start guessing:

- How many girls/boys?
- What sort of names have I chosen?  hee hee

Cos, I have got a 'theme' for their names, of course!  Good luck guessing.

I will give a little prize to whoever guesses the NAME theme.  Good luck guessing.  Family  who already know ... you can't guess!

Right, I better get a move on and get everything ready for our day trip.  
Have a lovely day everyone...


6.19 pm: and we are finally home.
It's been a lovely day, everything went to plan after a bit of jiggling things around.

My class was lovely... most of us ladies didn't actually finish our fabric boxes, but know how to do that in the next few days.

I will get mine finished on Monday.

A few photos:

ABOVE:  the 'class room'.  Some of the ladies had left by the time I thought to take a photo.  It was a full class.  Very hot and humid in there too I might add.  If I attend any more workshops there I will be taking my fan.

Everyone was melting.

ABOVE:  some of the fabric boxes ... some 80% finished, three finished.

ABOVE:  mine... 80% finished.  
I think I will be keeping it for myself, it's so pretty.

I really LOVE Donna's shop, her fabrics are so ME... lovely and bright on a whole.
Can't wait till it's my 'first stop' shop.

Gearing up for another Open Home tomorrow... there's always more to do than I think to get ready.  
The last one (probably) without puppies in the house!

End of Day:  Well it's been a nice day today, great to get out of the house and do a patchwork class again.
I hope I can do more next year... once we live in Hamilton.
nite nite


  1. How about city names, orrr different shades of blue.

  2. Lorraine H8:06 AM

    Have a great day in Hamilton today.I think Tallulah will have 4 Boys & 2 Girls.Maybe your theme names could be after old Sailing Ships.
    Southgirl x

  3. Britto characters

  4. I'm going with 3 girls and 3 boys! My guess for the theme is Disney Characters inspired by your Britto collectibles.
    ~Nicole in CA

  5. Have a great day everyone. Enjoy your bag making class Chris. Love Donna's studio and will be interested to hear how the class goes.

  6. I'm going for exciting location names of NZ. Like LOWER HUTT!

    1. Yeah... nah! Cant call a puppy Lower Hutt!

    2. Chris, Avalon is a cool name for a girl though. Avalon, Lower Hutt Yay

  7. My guess 3 of each and the theme could be Christmas ie Elf, Angel, Nick, Claus, Tinsel??? Lol

  8. Anonymous6:19 PM

    Yes I think the Britto characters as well, and 4 girls and 2 boys.


  9. I think you'll pick the names of the raindeer! Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen. Oh and Rudolph!!

  10. It was very hot n humid here too, love all the fabric bags.... I say 6 boys and you know what comes next AB names haha

  11. Hey Chris,
    You have a heart of gold supporting Keera. She is such a sweetheart! She will love being with you and the family. BTW I think the puppies will all be boys and named after Rugby players! Karen

  12. Love your fabric box, the colours are so you.

    I thinking maybe nautical names for your puppies


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