Sunday, March 31, 2019


I won't be blogging (properly) till later on today... cos I'm sleeping in!

Seriously tired.

Need to sleep some more.

I will be back later with a few more photos from yesterday, and the FINAL sewing room change around ... cos I changed my mind on THAT again!!!!!

Yep, I did.  lol  

OLD MOO:  You will be happy with it.


Well... it's 10.38 am and I've had a really good night's sleep.

Here's a few photos of the Relay for Life :

 ABOVE:  One of my dearest Cambridge girlfriends, Sue T.  She did so well considering she is probably facing ligament surgery on her right ankle.  She was sensible though and only walked a few laps, with good rests in between.  (like me)

 ABOVE:  There were some wild and wacky costumes!  This guy must have sweated BUCKET  loads during the day!  It was a hot day.

 ABOVE:  We had an amazing sunset!
See in the middle of the photo that pink thing sticking up?  Two people wore GIANT WHOOPEE CUSHIONS!  They were made of rubber, again, they must have sweated buckets!

 ABOVE:  Our FBG team consisted of about 18 girls.  Some came and went throughout the day, some came for just a few hours.  These are us die-hards at the end of the day.  I think from memory there were about 6-8 of us there for the entire day.

 ABOVE:  Shane P with Stew.  These two used to work together in the Bank Of New Zealand way, way back in the 80's!  He recognised me during the day (34 years after meeting me...amazing!), and Stew caught up with him at the end of the day.

 ABOVE:  The venue was spectacular!  

ABOVE:  I had a bit of fun painting arms with face paint!  There were a couple more than this, but I didn't get their photos.

PAULA:  Thank You so much for your donation towards the Cancer Society, Relay for Life!

Our AREA raised $153,000 towards helping the Cancer Society help cancer sufferers and their families!!!!!

NOW.... the FINAL sewing room decision!!!!  I promise.

ABOVE:  Neither kid has to move.   I will be keeping all my fabrics and patterns etc in the front room and just doing the sewing itself in the 'new sewing room'. 
I decided on this right before I left to do Relay for Life yesterday morning.

Now I don't have to move anything else out of the front room, and Brylee's room/bed doesn't have to be dismantled and moved ... which Stew is hugely relieved about!

Today I am just going to potter around, tidying up the 'Layout Room', taking what I need to the 'Sewing Room'... bla bla bla.

SPARKLING:  It is 36 steps from one room to the other... so think of the exercise I will be getting going between the two.
It will be good for me.
And I will keep telling myself that until one of those teenagers leaves home and I can nick their room!  lol

I really don't mind, doing it this way has saved us a huge amount of work moving more shit!

I am nearly finished sorting out both rooms too!  Feeling really GOOD... soon I can sit down and just sew again.

It's done.  Still took a fair bit of time, but it's worth it at the end of the day.

Photos tomorrow.

ABOVE:  I gave Stew a 'little' job this afternoon.
Any guesses?

The house smells wonderful, I have pork belly cooking.  Will be having it with veges and gravy... I'm drooling already!  *smiles*

*burp*... well dinner was fab!    And now I'm going to do a wee bit of sewing before sitting down and watching some TV before bed.


  1. I'm glad you've found a solution and the kids keep their rooms but I would be irritated with having to move from room to room like that. But I'm lazy and easily irritated. And messy.

  2. I can't believe that you got a purple sunset for you purple FBG's !!

  3. Kiwionholidays4:02 PM

    Lynda I agree purple is ,my fave colour as with mum n nana must be a generation throw back thing I reckon on that side of the Whanau,
    Love the updates Chris , Appreciate the shares


  4. Anonymous6:07 PM

    Something for cotton reels ?


  5. Reals of cotton I suspect Stew is pleased that was the smaller of the jobs


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