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.


  1. Yes, this has been a crap year for everyone. Steve! Did you write that Comment Moderation blurb? It sounds a bit different. And yes.... 2020 is Colonoscopy Prep! 100%! Be glad you live in a country with Covid under control, with a nice sane leader, who doesn't Tweet White Supremacist jargon, and refuses to acknowledge that masks save lives, while the US cases sky rocket and we get banned from international travel!

    1. Oh Dogstars, I feel for you. I follow your country's news every day. I look forward to the day when US can move past this divisive 'leadership'.

  2. Yes, this has been a crap year for everyone. Steve! Did you write that Comment Moderation blurb? It sounds a bit different. And yes.... 2020 is Colonoscopy Prep! 100%!

  3. Yea I agree, when you first start it you think it won't be too bad, then you realise it tastes rancid, gives you the shits and leaves you feeling empty. While your drinking it you can't do what you want, you just want it to end but you know you have to just ride it out and deal with it. Plus there is that ever looming realisation that even once you've finished drinking it the "best" part is still to come haha. Although once it is all said and done it makes you appreciate all the other drinks you had forgotten about.

  4. Anonymous9:11 AM

    You've got it Steve lol. So glad you're keeping well and moving closer to mum and dad. Karen j

  5. Well said I agree 100%.

  6. Your quilting is awesome, can I pick your brains one day soon. I need a mentor LOL. Will email you for your phone number so I can phone you. Lost it in the phone shift when I got a new phone.

  7. Well said Steven,done the colonoscapy thing many times in the last 16 years.Always the same,crappy.I always look forward to the cuppa and sandwitch afterwards.The highlight of the day.All ok here still v cold but fine.THE OLD MOO.

  8. Yay for a comfy new bed!!! 😴😴😴

  9. A comfy bed is the best. Glad to hear you are happy with your purchase thus far. Quilts look lovely. I too was pondering the halfway mark of the year. Here's to a better half!

  10. Sounds like a busy and productive day!


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