Sunday, April 26, 2020


I will be finishing the 2nd Bird Runner today, then I can make a start on TWO cot quilts that have been ordered.

With that gorgeous fabric that arrived the other day.

I can't wait to do them!   Cot quilts are so much fun.  

But before that... I shall go out and put another addition on the tree.  I didn't put anything on it yesterday.  I felt the Poppy/Cross was my 'addition' yesterday.

I was watching a random video on Facebook last night, and it gave me an idea.

During this Quarantine/Lockdown time ... what have YOU turned into / been doing ... it could be more than one thing:

A. An all Day Cleaner
B. A Hoarder
C. A Baker
D. A person who drinks wine all day
E. A Workout fanatic
F. An 'over 30' who's joined TIK TOK
G. A person who LOVES home schooling
H. A person who HATES home schooling
I. A Gamer
J. A Stress Eater
K. A Feeder
L. A DIY'er
M. A Zoomer
N. A Paranoid person
O. A Netflix Binger
P. A person who sleeps all day
Q. A person who stays in their pyjamas all day
R. A person who's learning a new skill

TELL ME WHAT YOU ARE!!!   OR... do you have something to add to the list?

Me?  I'm :  C,J,K,L and O.

Brylee is :   I, O and R.  Learning to cook is a new skill!

Stew?  None of the above!  He's still 'going to work'.

Right, that's me for now... catch ya later.


Well... I've been busy.  I drained all the yukky water and debris off the top of the pool cover and then tied it down a bit firmer.

Then I decided to show you a comparison of the Family Room, Pre-ownership of the house, and now:

ABOVE:  before

ABOVE:  now

ABOVE:  before

ABOVE:  now

I think it looks a bit more 'cluttered' now... but then the before photos were staged for sale, so they had no personal bits 'n' bobs showing.

Now I'm in me studio and am going to sew for a few hours.

A...  FEW...  HOURS... LATER... and I'm done for the day.
I finished the Bird Runner:

ABOVE:  SO... I have two of them made and FOR SALE  ($50).  I have joined that group Mel, just have not listed anything on there yet. 
I think I will investigate a few different options for selling my products in the near future.

After finishing that, I stood and cut out the individual blocks from the cute animal fabric.  That took me a while !  And now my back is killing me.

I have laid out one cot quilt:

ABOVE:  Now I just have to think of what to put on the blank spaces.  I will give it some thought, and then work on making the pieces to applique on.  Above is just a very rudimentary start.

Each cot quilt (there will be 4 in this range) will also come with a matching pillow slip.  NOT for a pillow of course, but just to lie under baby's head.

So... as I said earlier, I'm done for the day.  Stew is cooking dinner tonight.  I'm just going to sit and let my back settle down.  Bending over a cutting table for hours is not fun.

I know what I'm putting in the blank blocks now. More tomorrow.

It's the end of the day and OMG am I ready to go to bed.  So tired.  Catch ya tomorrow.


  1. yep need to add another line to the list... "S" a very proficient procrastinator! I've been planning and developing resources for my students but wholly heck what I actually accomplish in a day is about 2 hours worth of productivness and stuff if I know what the rest of my time was spent doing. But I am happy pottering around and am not beating myself up about my lack of accomplishments.

    Hey, I invited you to a Facebook page called "New Zealand Made Products". It's full of kiwi small business stuff.... you could list some of your crafts on it. There are some awesome things on it though like metal garden art. I've seen these wine barrel lids converted to lazy susan's too which would be awesome for a huge party platter. I thought you might like to have a look around the page hence I sent you the invite.

  2. Anonymous9:54 AM

    Hi Chris, I will try to comment, Marie from Melbourne. I haven’t changed any habits, I’m already a great exerciser, can’t be bothered doing extra cleaning, but have watched a bit of Netflix but usually only in a Saturday night. My husband is addicted to tv so I tend to stay away from it. HOWEVER I binge watched a few episodes of Afterlife last night, I have never laughed that much in a long time. Also The Stranger is very good, nit too many episodes and only about 45 minutes each. And Ozark is excellent.

  3. C,K, L, M. Because I'm a C, I am a K. Lol

  4. I'm still working too but on the weekend I'm a Q.... as there's no way I'll bump into anyone 🤣

  5. Anonymous11:18 AM

    I'm a C D and L currently cleaning but it ain't gonna be all bloody day!! Feijoa loaf on the go happy days all. George's Mum.

  6. I love your arrangement, nice and open. I'm A-C-I-and J. Your blog is so much fun to read.

  7. A. An all Day Cleaner Um NO!
    B. A Hoarder Nope - house too small
    C. A Baker Sometimes, cookies, bread, so ya
    D. A person who drinks wine all day Not till 5pm
    E. A Workout fanatic
    F. An 'over 30' who's joined TIK TOK
    G. A person who LOVES home schooling
    H. A person who HATES home schooling
    I. A Gamer real life cards and backgammon count?
    J. A Stress Eater Oh yes... And more yes!
    K. A Feeder Well, yes, that too!
    L. A DIY'er Oh ya!
    M. A Zoomer Lots of ZOOMING
    N. A Paranoid person
    O. A Netflix Binger Currently, Ozark. Recently finish "Unorthodox" Which was AMAZING!
    P. A person who sleeps all day Until the dog sees a bunny out the window and throws a fit!
    Q. A person who stays in their pyjamas all day Absolutely!
    R. A person who's learning a new skill ALWAYS

  8. I am just the same, how boring. I think your home looks less cluttered and more inviting now than before.

  9. The way you have it is much better......more homely feeling

  10. Your house is a home...just looking at your pictures shows that.

  11. Yay, I’ve finally caught up with your blog. I was so far behind I didn’t even realise you had moved to Hamilton. I’ve loved seeing all the progress in the new house and gardens. I think the way you have the family room is perfect!! Seems more open and bright and I adore your touches.

    Pleased to hear Steve is on the mend.

  12. On one of the quilts, I think appliquéd bows would be cute.

  13. Anonymous4:28 PM

    It sounds like you may need bad risers to lift your cutting table up, check out Bunnings online. The quilt layout is looking great.

    No category for me, I’m a sit on my bum. Started off with a sprained toe the arthritis in my big toe decided to hit with a vengeance. Slowly getting better now and did manage to spend some time in the garden pulling some tomatoes out


  14. Your cot panels - are done by Sillier than Sally - Sydney based artist - has some other very cute stuff too

  15. Anonymous5:05 PM

    Best place to cut is kitchen island. Great height so prevent sore back. I got a table from work narrow but long in one of the refurbishments $10.

  16. Anonymous9:35 PM

    I’m a Stew too have worked and only had 2 days off! Blondie

  17. Omg.... that cot quilt is gorgeous! Looking forward to what you are planning on putting on the blank squares!

  18. I'm a Stew as well. Would have liked a bit of down time to tackle a few things. House looks great. Have fun with your quilting. They do look lovely.


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