Saturday, July 04, 2020


Today is here!   Steve, Bex and the boys are arriving sometime today with a load of stuff from their house.

Then they will be staying here until they get the keys to their new home on Monday.

I will be looking after the boys for the next few days, while Stew, Steve and Bex go to and fro from Auckland, bringing all the rest of their belongings down.

ABOVE:  The little labels for my patchwork creations arrived after only 2 days.  So now I can start adding them to everything I make.  They are made of a polyester fabric, are fray and fade proof. 

Now, I shall get up, get the washing on, make the beds, and sort out dinner.
We have a houseful for dinner tonight, not just S & B and kids.

Once the housework is done, I will get on with finishing the 2nd cot quilt, and open me shop till 2 pm.


Can I just say, I'm damn proud of myself.  I was told a few things recently that kinda made me mad as hell.  But, instead of blasting someone on here, or in person... I've held it in.  There is nothing to be gained, so yeah... I must be growing up!  LOL
But I will say this:  I've not 'lost interest in anyone'... I'm just too busy right now.

YOU KNOW... working, taking care of my kids and family 24/7 for 41 YEARS ALREADY, running the house, bla bla bla.   FORTY... ONE... YEARS.  Yeah.  

When YOU can say that, I give you permission to bad mouth ME.

12.30 pm:  And ha ha!  Because the weather is stable over this weekend, but supposed to rain Monday/Tuesday, we decided to go up to Steve and Bex's and get going on bringing everything else down.

So, I left here at around 8 am and Stew left a bit later with his car and trailer.
I loaded up and headed home straight away...

ABOVE:  I was pleased with how much I managed to get in my little car, even though I think Bex was horrified at my packing technique.
Oh well... nothing got damaged ... I have done this about 20+ times in my adult life after all.

It's now time for me to do NOTHING.  I'm done.  From here on all I'm doing is babysitting while they do the rest.

Stew has all of next week off work, as does Steve, so they can work on getting everything from here to the new house slowly but surely.

Dinner tonight... their first dinner as 'HAMILTONIANS' again.  And we are having?

Sausages and CHIPS!  lol  Nice and easy.

2.10 pm:  And Stew and the kids arrived back and have just finished unloading Stew's car and trailer, Bex's car and Steve's van.  There's probably two - three more loads to go and it will all be here.
That will get done tomorrow.

Now.  Relax time for everyone.  We are all knackered.

ABOVE:  The boys hanging out in the trailer... the couch was the last thing to unload from it.

ABOVE:  I don't have to cook tonight. YES!

ABOVE:  so much hilarity tonight! 
And noise.  OMG so much noise!  You'd think three boys would cause the most right?
Wrong.  It was the 9 yr old girl!!!  
But so much fun, unless you are a Granddad trying to watch the rugby.  Poor Stew.  😂😆😖

8.30 pm and all is quiet again.  Amanda and kids have gone home, S & B's boys are in bed and now we are relaxing.  Stew is glued to the rugby on TV.  So he's happy.

I won't be long out of bed tonight, it's been a long day, with another one tomorrow.  

Friday, July 03, 2020


Much as I'd love to get into the Studio today and finish the 2nd cot quilt this morning, it's not going to happen.

I need to get to the supermarket and get some supplies in before the weekend.  We have the kids here for a few days until they are settled in their new home early next week, plus we have visitors for dinner tonight as well.

THAT is going to be a very LONG AWAITED DINNER/MEETING.  OMG I can't wait to see it go down.

All will become clearer LATE tomorrow night.

Yesterday, after I came inside for lunch, I sat and started thinking about my 'shop' set up. And how there wasn't much room to display a larger item like the new cot quilt.
So I got my thinking cap on and came up with this:

ABOVE:  Now, let's hope that upload worked!  I am so over this aspect of the 'new' blogger interface.

If it doesn't show up for some of you, I'm bloody sorry.  Let me know please.  I will post some photos if you can't watch the video.  (later)

Oh yeah, sorry for the late start today... I slept in.  It was delicious.  I'm tempted to put our electric blanket on the bed... cos OMG it's so cold in the mornings.  I don't wanna get out of bed. 


Well... you can't view the video on a phone.  To make that happen I have to send the video to my email, then from there to my computer photos file... and that's just not happening cos I can't 'trim' the video without jumping through a thousand hoops.  Grrrr.
So.. photos will have to do.

ABOVE:  So what I did was put my work trestle in the back 'office' area, and brought in the little shelving unit I got from the op shop a couple of weeks ago, and rearranged the room a bit.

I still get to work out the front of the room on my sewing machine, and when in the back I can see through the gap in the two BIG shelving units, so when someone comes in I will see them.
I do all the ironing in the garage, and I have another work space in the garage as well.  My computer will now go in the garage too, I can use it and listen to music just as easily with it in there.

EVERYONE:  Read HAZEL'S comment!  It solves the video viewing problem!  Thanks SO MUCH Hazel.  You are a godsend.
LOL... VICKIE just told us the same thing too.  Thanks VICKIE.

4.23 pm:  Well... the grocery shopping is done.  I spent way  more than intended.  I only had a few things on my list... HA HA HA .  What list?  I couldn't find the bloody list, so just winged it.  $500+  later, and well, we have enough snacks to last a while!  

When I got home, Lacy visited.  Which was lovely as I'd not seen her in a while and was starting to worry a bit.  But, she's fine.

One more sleep for the Auckland based family, then they will be 'Hamilton based'.  Here with us for a few days, then into their new home. 
It's going to be a crazy, busy few days getting all their stuff down here using just our vehicles and trailer, but we will get it done.

11.45 pm:  I don't feel like I got as much done today as I should.  But then... there isn't really that much to do before the kids arrive.  Bex can make up the beds for the boys, and her and Steve will be in the lounge so they can just put all their personal stuff in there till they move to their new house.
It's going to be a bit busy here over the next few days... but well, that's life.

Time to head off to bed.  Catch ya tomorrow.

Thursday, July 02, 2020


Steve and Bex have four more sleeps, then they will be sleeping in their new home here in Hamilton!

Two more nights in Auckland, then two nights here with us.

The weekend will be spent bringing down more smaller stuff, then on Monday all the large stuff is coming down and straight into their new home.

It's getting rather exciting.   Everyone can't wait until they are living down here.

Everything is ticking along perfectly!  Best thing, I don't have to do much at this end of their move.  I will just be babysitting the kids while the adults to and fro from Auckland with our car/trailer, and Steve's van.

Back to today... I will be making stars for the two cot quilts I've got on the go right now.  My little shop will be open, so hopefully I get a visitor or two today.

Right now though... a little bit of housework before heading into the studio.


FROST.  Freezing cold.  Put all the heat pumps on for a while this morning.  So cold!  But... it will be a beautiful day.

11.38 am:  If you are a blogger, tell me... Are you getting slammed with spam/trolls more than usual at the moment?
I am.
I woke up to 47 spam comments and troll comments that came in overnight.  And so far since I got up, another 22 have come in.  It's doing my head in.  I have to constantly check if it's a proper comment, or a nasty.  😒😖😢  And then I have to delete them one by one.  Such a waste of time.  Grrrr.

On a happy note...

ABOVE: It is a stunningly beautiful day out there.

ABOVE:  And this is the last of 16 stars I've made this morning.  Next thing is to sew them all on the quilts.  

ABOVE:  And there's one finished.  It's now 2.55 pm and probably time I stopped and had some lunch.
The 2nd quilt has about 2 hours work left to do on it before it too is finished.  I will do that either tonight or tomorrow.  It is going to have a bright green binding, to make it a bit different from this one.

10.35 pm:  And sheesh I'm tired tonight.  I spent 2 hours late this afternoon mucking around in my Studio, then cooked dinner and so on.
Since dinner we've just been lounging around watching TV.  
Is anyone else thoroughly enjoying 'Episodes'?  I LOVE IT.

And with that... I'm off to bed soon.  Catch ya tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 01, 2020


It's bloody freezing!

First thing I do today is turn on the heat pumps.  Brrrrr.

Once I've got the house sorted, I'm off to me studio.

Really looking forward to working on the two cot quilts today.  First up is more Free Motion quilting.  Then making stars.  Lots of stars.  😊😌

ABOVE:  Another bunting finished.  Love this colour combo.  Quite different from what I'd usually make I must say.

ABOVE:  One of my friend Susan's cats... he dribbles.  Lots.  I am NOT a cat person and really didn't like him so close to me diet coke!  In the end he jumped over to sit by me.  Weird cat.  Don't they get vibes off people?  Surely he knew I was sending him killer looks?  lol  

ABOVE: Yeah... it's too funny not to share.  
It's just a crazy year.  So far Ten and a half MILLION people have caught Covid-19, with half a MILLION deaths world wide.  Scary.

We are so very lucky that our little country is so isolated, being at the bottom of the world ain't so bad now.  I just wish people returning or coming here had to be tested BEFORE they got on a plane to come here.  The only Covid-19 cases we have now are ALL people who have flown in after our borders closed.  That is just so WRONG.
But who am I to bitch about it?  Nothing I can do.  I did my bit by staying home and isolating for weeks on end.  
I just hope that no one manages to slip the net, and spreads it into our communities again.  

BUT WELL, enough on that.  Time to get started on my day.


11.24 am:  Well... after a darn cold start, we now have a lovely fine day.  There's a brisk breeze blowing, dang cold in the shade.
But... I'm nice and warm in me studio, happily sewing.

I just ordered something that's been on my 'To Do' list forever.  Labels for my work.  Ones that I can sew on.  They are very simple, nothing flash.  Flash was way too expensive.
So... they should arrive in a few days.  From now on, everything I make will have a label on it.

3.10 pm:  And wow, I got all the quilting done on BOTH cot quilts today.
No one in the shop today, so I got to work non-stop.

ABOVE:  Now I get to sit and cut out stars while watching Home and Away.  

9.45 pm:  The afternoon was spent getting my stars ready for stitching tomorrow, and not much else.  I'm feeling really tired today, I think free motion quilting is damn hard on ya arms and back, and the concentration is exhausting!  

But anyway, it's the end of the day and Coronation Street is just starting, so I'm off.
Catch ya tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020


While we have only been sleeping in our new bed for 5 nights, and it might be a bit early to 'critique' it, I have to say it.

IT'S AMAZING!   I used to wake up every hour (minimum) during the night, tossing and turning.  AND I used to always wake with a sore back and hips, and SO TIRED.

But I have had four nights of GOOD SLEEP since the new bed arrived.  No waking up at all, no tossing and turning, no soreness in the morning.  It's just incredible.

Stew is sleeping better too, though as he's had a cold and snoring all night long... it's a bit hard to tell.

Anyway, I'm so happy we decided to get the new bed.

Today I will be in my studio, I think I will make another cot quilt.
Not sure which one yet.
I have an order for one from a dear blog reader in Perth, but there's not exactly a rush for it yet.  Baby isn't on the way yet.  😂😆😄
So maybe I will make another one, like the last one I made.  I bought three panels of that print, so yeah, might do that.

Today is the last day of June!  Half of this year from HELL is over.  I doubt anyone is going to forget 2020 in a hurry.

We have had A BLOODY PANDEMIC, bad news, and good news, and long awaited reconciliations... so it has been very up and down.   

I hope the 2nd half of 2020 is not so rocky!

ABOVE:  OMG just saw this online.... STEVE... surely you have to agree?  😂😄😅

Yaa, I'm having a really good morning.  Got washing out, house is tidy and two ladies in the shop already this morning.  Sold a couple of bowl cosy's, man those things are popular!
I've also started on TWO cot quilts... both the same.  Seemed silly not to do them both at the same time.

ABOVE:  I'm feeling so chuffed with myself!
FREE MOTION QUILTING again, and it's going good.  I'm certainly not that good at it yet, but  practise makes 'perfect'.  I'm still a bit jerky, but at least I'm not running over my own stitching now.
I've probably got another half an hour before I stop for the day.  Very happy with how much I've managed to do today.

It's card night in Cambridge this evening, so I've just finished cooking dinner for Stew and Brylee.
I'll be heading off soon as I need to get over there before the Vet closes.  We need a Spey Certificate so we can register the dogs here in Hamilton, and without the Spey Certificate it's WAY more expensive.  So, that's me for now.

Catch ya when I get home.

9.55 pm:  Well another fun card night in Cambridge.  We always have lots of laughs.  It's been quite a long time now that I've not been either Winner or Loser!  I'm not complaining, I just love playing cards.

It's going to be a very cold night, we could even have a frost in the morning.  
Time to sign off for the day.

Monday, June 29, 2020



It's gunna be 'just the usual' today.
Monday jobs.
Housework, tidying the house, washing and so on.
I'm trying to decide what to start on next in the sewing room.
A cot quilt... or another Wonky House Runner?

I will be going to the Warehouse sometime today as well... I need more containers for all my WOOL!

Which will probably mean an hour in the study re-organising it all.  COS THAT'S WHAT I DO. 

ABOVE:  Rainbows!  All the way home yesterday, we had a rainbow in front of us!  I don't think it was the same rainbow either... it was neat.

ABOVE:  Bex, just for you.  All the wool at the Pokeno Market.  In fact, there were two stalls selling the same wool, and the same price.
We will be doing a few road trips there I think. 😂😀😆

11.40 am:  back from The Base, where I got 4 containers for wool.
Brylee has been wonderful this morning and washed the floors for me, and cleaned the family bathroom, which is really like three rooms.  So, apart from getting all the washing done, I don't have to do much more today.
ABOVE:  A little video.... still trying to get them to load on here how I like... still not happy with it, but it's better than nothing.
Seems you can't view the video on your phone.  OMG this is so frustrating. 

 ABOVE:  Next attempt.  Fingers crossed this one works.
It did!  So now I have to remember...
1. Send video from phone to my email.
2. Download the video
3. In Blogger, go to the three dots and choose 'Insert Video' - Upload from Computer - and choose the video to upload. 
4. Wait for it to upload, then process.
5. DONE.
It will be visable to all modes of viewing.

LYNDA:  Where is the 'movie button up the top next to insert photo'?  OK... ignore that.  I went to the three dots.  And following the steps it worked.  BUT I did all that earlier and it copied the video to an entirely new post of it's own... which I didn't want.  So, clearly there's still quite a few glitches with the new interface.
Does my head in  😖😓😠 
It's nice we have emojis though.

Thanks for your help today Lynda.  My window was actually too big, once I downsized it a bit the task bar had more on it!
So, tomorrow I will give putting a video up a go again.

And that's me for the day.  I've done bugger all.  Had a decent lunch and took me freakin' diabetes meds... and ended up having a nasty blood sugar low later on in the afternoon.  Felt dreadful. Grrrr.

Sunday, June 28, 2020


Today we are heading up to Auckland with our trailer again.

The more of Steve and Bex's stuff we can get down here before they have to move out of their Auckland house, the better.

Their big move down is in 10 days, that's when they get the keys for their new home here in Hamilton.

Stew is taking that week off work (6th - 12th) to help with the move.

I will probably have Dante and Archer here for a few days, so they can get on with it without the little kids underfoot.

But enough waffling for now... we need to get moving.  The weather is supposed to be fine today for the most part.  We've had so much rain and shitty weather the past week! Need to make the most of it today.


ABOVE: Hello Auckland. This is probably the last time I will be coming up here to Steve and Bex's. 
I wont be coming back when the main move happens, so visiting Auckland will just be for shopping trips after today.

ABOVE: Taking a break before loading up our trailer and car and heading home.

1.10 pm:  On our way home we decided to stop at Pokeno and buy some of their 'famous' Pokeno sausages.  The weekly market was on, so we popped in to have a very quick look around.  It wasn't heavily patronised as it was, by then, very cloudy and slightly damp.

ABOVE:  STEW spotted a stall selling wool.  So umm... I got some.  It was only $2 and $2.50 a ball!  Cannot get it any cheaper than that anywhere!

We also bought 5 packs of sausages of various flavours... and the butcher gave us two lovely cooked (hot) sausages to try too.  SO YUM.

We unpacked the car and trailer the minute we got home, which was just as well because it's now pissing down with rain.  We sure timed that right.

ABOVE:  we are not even at capacity yet!  What comes down next will be going straight into their new home, not here.  All this stuff can go over at our/their leisure once they are down here.

Time for lunch...

4.26 pm:  Such a dreary afternoon.  Seriously.  Just sat in front of the TV all afternoon with a blanket on.  I could be sewing or knitting but I'm just like... NAH.
Don't feel like doing anything.

We are having chicken kebabs for dinner.  Should be good.  

I've decided I'm not really a fan of chicken kebabs.  I'm so OVER chicken to be honest.  A roast chicken is fine, but most other ways of having it?  Nah.  Had it too often.
Gunna have sausages.  😂😏

Off to bed soon, it's been a long day.

Saturday, June 27, 2020


Since I changed to the new blogger interface, I've used two font sizes.

For a while I was using this one (Large) and had no problems with it.

Then a reader said it was too big, so I changed it to this:

The next size down (Normal).

I want to know.... which do you find easier to read?  Which size do you prefer?

Whatever one comes out on top will be the one I use going forward from today.

LYNDA:  I cannot change to a mid-size font by going to my Layout/Theme ... it's not an option.

Now back to today.

And the dilemma Stew and I had yesterday, trying to get a good background sorted for taking photos of my stuff.

Stew hung my big new blind in the sun room, thinking we could just pin my runners etc on it to take photos.

NOPE.  It just put holes in the blind.

So back to square one.

We looked around the house for an alternative background.

And YES!  We decided the white wall in the spare bedroom would work.

But... we didn't want to be poking holes in the wall to pin things on it right?

So, thinking caps on.... and we came up with this:

ABOVE:  We put a shelf up high, then ran curtain wire along the front of it so we could clip runners etc on it.  That works perfectly.  SO HAPPY we finally found a solution.

I will be spending some time today taking photos of all my runners so I can list them on Facebook.

I will make a new PAGE to advertise everything.  It will probably take me a while.  

I'm not sure what to do with the blind in the middle of the sun room now!
For sure it's coming down and going SOMEWHERE else.  

Right now though, I'm gunna roll over and catch a few more zzzzz's.


9.07 am:  didn't go back to sleep so got up and into me little shop by 8.30.
Turned the lights on... and before I was even half way ready to put me OPEN sign out a lady walked in off the street!
So... she had a good look around, sounded very enthusiastic about my bowl cosy's and said she would be back another time to get a few things.

Time will tell.  At least she knows what I have right?  She was walking her dog, so obviously wasn't carrying her wallet.  I've had quite a few instances like that... it's all good!  People are interested enough to come in and see what I have.

While in the shop today I will be sewing bunting together.  This afternoon I will start photographing my runners.

I don't know what Stew's getting up to today... but for now, he's still snoring his head off.  😂😀😅

Testing.... did what you said Lynda.  Had to tinker a bit... but let's see how that goes.

I presume I can still change each post if I want to, like have bigger here and there?

Testing... testing...testing...

Still testing.... 

Right.  I've set a 'default' font size, so let's see how that goes.  I hope it suits everyone.

And now... back to my stitching.

I am sleeping really well on the new bed... still wake with hot flushes but that's just life.  As for Stew?  Not sure ... still too early to tell I think.
It is certainly FIRM!!!  WE both comment on it when we first get into bed!  I love it, it makes turning over so much easier on a firm bed. 

8.30 pm:  Well... it's been a quiet afternoon, then not such a quiet evening!

We had visitors for dinner:

ABOVE:  Amanda and her two youngest came over for a few hours.
Pizza for dinner tonight.

The kids have now gone home to bed, and I'm here still watching some kids movie called The BFG.  It's.......  entertaining.

Friday, June 26, 2020


ABOVE:  Well... there it is.  Gorgeous.
I love how it looks with the headboard raised up so the shelves show above the pillows.
Stew had to put blocks of wood under it to raise it, he did a good job.

How did we sleep?

Well....  I slept really well.  I'm a bit achy, which is to be expected with getting used to a new bed.  It's really FIRM!  I love it.  Stew?  Still asleep, so can't ask him.

Early days... let's see how I feel in a week.

Today we are going out.  I am not sure WHERE yet, but we are getting out of the house.
Lacy is going to pop in at some point to pick up our old bed, so we can actually MOVE in the garage again.  With a lot of Steve and Bex's stuff already in there, it's actually FULL!

I accepted a quote for a new sectional garage door yesterday, I forgot to mention it!
So that will be happening towards the end of July.  The garage door company are fully booked for a month, hence the delay.  But that's actually good, cos it gives us more time to save up the money.  They are not exactly cheap.
But it will be so worth it.  No more freaking out when I go to open the door, then have to race outside to make sure no one's car is too close to it.
THAT is a pain in the bum for sure.

I have to laugh at myself.
Now that Stew and I are 'being good' again with our diet... I am spending an extra ordinary amount of time on Facebook, looking at people cooking FOOD.  Mostly shit we can't have.
Why am I torturing myself?  My mouth is constantly watering.  I dream about cakes and ice cream and sausage rolls... 😭😪😫.

I've had NO SUGAR for 5 days!  And already I've noticed that my need to go piddle has halved at least!  As the Dr said, my body was trying to rid itself of all the sugar I was consuming... hence so many piddles.
I am ENJOYING not having to rush to the bloody loo every hour or so!

But, it is hard to self deny all the time.  My motivation is not as high as it was two years ago.  It is going to be a long, hard slog to get those Hba1c levels down I think.

Right, I'm off.
Catch ya later.


Brylee's Covid-19 test came back... NEGATIVE.  As we knew it would be.  She's already recovered from her cold and is back at work.

Stew just attached my large, white roller blind to the ceiling in the sunroom, so now I have a good backdrop for hanging and taking photos of my things.

OMG it's like one step forward, then two steps back.  We can't pin my runners to the blind cos it just makes holes.  So now we have to try and work out how to hang the runners IN FRONT of the blind to take photos.  I'm so crabby right now.  I have no idea what to do to make this work easily, and not spend a fortune working it out either.

11.55 am:  We MIGHT have found a solution.  Working on it...

SORTED.  Will show you tomorrow.

Well ... after resolving that issue, we went to Chartwell Square for a very late lunch. Now home again and just gunna chill out for a while.

ABOVE:   This is the latest Wonky House Runner finished. 
For the next few days (when I can), I will be working on taking photos and making an Inventory of most of the things in my Studio that are for sale.
Then I'm going to list them on Facebook and see how that goes.

9.10 pm:  about once a month Stew meets up with an old mate at the local pub for a few drinks after work.  Tonight I joined them at 7 pm, as his mate's wife was there too.
And we had a really lovely evening having a few drinks and laughs.
It's been many years since I hung out in a pub!

I loathe the noise, and see no point going if I can't even hear what people are saying.  But this little pub does not have any loud music blaring, so it was neat!

We had a nice time, and I do believe it will happen on a regular basis.

As Steve and Bex will be living literally 3 minutes from this particular pub, I suspect we will see them there too, provided Brylee can babysit sometimes.  😊

So, a lovely end to the day.  Might get us something to eat soon... soak up the 2-3 glasses of wine I've had!  

Thursday, June 25, 2020


Under three weeks ago we ordered a new bed from Harvey Norman's.

Monty, the salesman, told us it would be 5-6 weeks until it arrived.

In the meantime, we picked up the new headboard, which we LOVE.

So... we got a call from Monty a couple of days ago to let us know the bed was here already!

I was amazed to be honest.  To arrive early is unheard of.

It is being delivered ...

***  TODAY !  ***

Stew has today and tomorrow off work (using up some holiday time cos he has far too much accrued).... so he's home to help get our old bed out of our room so the new one can come in.

Lacy is going to have our old bed.  Makes me laugh how we hand our old stuff on to one or other, or other ... of our kids.  😆😅👍

My biggest fear is that the new bed is NOT comfortable, and we both hate it.  How bad would that be?
Fingers and toes are firmly crossed it is OK.  If nothing else, I will smile seeing a FLAT bed top, instead of one that has two long indentations on either side where the pillow top has FLATTENED permanently.   Such a horrible look. 

Now... here's a question for you.

ABOVE:  What is 'wrong' in this photo???
I might just hold off publishing any of your answers for a while, let's see how many of you see it! lol

ABOVE:  This is the haul Amanda bought yesterday ... I HAD two round Wonky House Placemats.  Now I have to make more.  Luckily I know how to now.

Right, I shall now get up, help Stew with the bed then get into my Studio.  I'm dying to get the latest Wonky House Runner finished.


9.31 am:  Wow, there's quite a few observant people out there!  Stew took AGES to find the thing 'wrong'.  lol

I'm still not gunna publish the guesses, keep them coming!

Our old bed is now in the garage, ready to go over to Lacy's on the weekend sometime.  Not heard from the delivery company about when to expect our new bed yet.  I will give them till 11 then ring Harvey Norman's to find out what's going on.  I totally expect it to arrive at 4.50 this afternoon.

But hopefully I'm wrong.

And BOOM!  I am wrong. Stew just got a call saying the bed will be here between 10.30 and 12.  Yaaa!
I can feel an afternoon nap coming on already.  😂😄😆

12.16 pm:  

ABOVE:  And it's here... and Stew has assembled it and now I'm just waiting for the duvet cover to dry then I can make the bed and take a photo.
Stew  has raised our new headboard too.... it's gunna look so lovely.

I'm still in the Studio, finally caved in and turned on the Heat Pump as I'm freezing.  It's a miserable day today.  So wet and cold.
Very stormy further north, where they have had two weeks worth of rain in one night.

SPARKLING:  OMG your comment made me crack up laughing!  So, so true.

I will start publishing the comments soon...virtually everyone is getting it right.

I wonder how Stew and I never noticed for WEEKS, yet it's right in front of our faces every day???

CONGRATS to everyone who guessed correctly!   WOW so many guesses too.  

I just cooked Stew and I a healthy lunch.... bacon and onion with scrambled eggs thrown in, and a little bit of grated cheese.  It was really nice.  

Time now to catch up on Home and Away then perhaps a nap?  Gotta try that bed.

No nap happened.  We decided to do a 'Top Up' grocery shop ahead of the weekend.
So we did.  Right on end of school time...  the traffic was crazy.  

Now home again and it's starting to cool down, time to go around and close all the curtains and turn on the heater.

Dinner tonight will be Pork Sausages and veges.  I reckon Stew will be our chef tonight.  *smiles*

Well Stew did well with dinner, it was really tasty.  Lots of cauliflower and broccoli which we love.
And now... it's veg out time.
Can't wait to get to bed for a change.
Usually I put it off until I literally can't keep my eyes open.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020


Today Brylee will probably have to go and get a Covid-19 test.

She's got a cold, sore throat etc.  
And if she doesn't get a test and be cleared, she won't be able to go to work.

So, she might be home for a few days.

I will be working in the sewing room all day.

And my house will be getting vacumed by... AMANDA.  Yeah, how awesome is that?
She is coming over to visit, so I told her she was on vacum duty.  ha ha ha.

Right, how about last night's dinner photos?

Come on... ya know you want to see...

ABOVE:  Entrees, which we shared, were Pork Belly Bites and Calamari.  So damn YUM!
And we both had a Seafood Chowder, served in a Cob Loaf.
OMG so delicious.  Obviously, we didn't actually eat the Cob Loaves...

ABOVE:  What we left.  Such a waste of food.  As Stew said, it would have been better served in a bowl, without the bread.  But still, a lovely dinner.

I finished the second round Placemat yesterday afternoon, quite late.  So here it is:

ABOVE:  I like this one.  So colourful.

I might make some more soon.  But today, I will make another Wonky House Runner.  


ABOVE:  Well... seems I have help in the studio/shop today.
Which is just as well cos I needed to pop down to Spotlight for more roof fabric, so Amanda watched the shop for me.

And she has a shopping spree.  Spent a LOT of money on stuff!  Nice one.
She learnt what Bowl Cosy's are for... liked that idea and got a few of them too.

Alright, back to it.

3 pm:  And I closed shop after 1.30 pm, and the girls and I went to the Base to pick up my repeat prescription, and some vacum bags.  REALLY interesting shit eh?

We had one lady in the shop today, she was lovely.  We had a nice chat, she had a good browse and might come back closer to Christmas for presents.  

ABOVE:  It's like being out in public with two bloody giggling school girls!  Seriously.  No matter what configuration of daughters I go out with, it's THE SAME!

We are home now.

Update on Brylee.  She couldn't get an appointment to be tested today, so she's getting tested tomorrow morning at a drive through testing station.

9.30 pm:  It's the end of a lovely day.  Very enjoyable having company all day.  Can't say I'd like it every day, but occasionally is nice.
Nearly time to relax and watch Coronation Street!  Catch ya tomorrow.