Wednesday, December 02, 2020


 The girls get groomed today.  Not a moment too soon as poor Marley can hardly see for hair over her eyes.

They are WAY overdue for a groom... cos well, I wasn't here for a while.

While they are at Animates, I will pop on down to Spotlight and pick up some white fabric.  I think it's time I made a few more table runners.

I'm really low on them.

I'm trying to think of a new design for runners too.

I've got the Trees, Wonky Houses and Christmas runners.  

Any ideas for another 'theme'?

I'm thinking about Flowers & Hearts?  Or Fruit?  

Nautical?   Ideas please peeps!

So... waffle time.

I've been home nearly 3 weeks and I FINALLY feel like life is back to normal.

I've moved shit, I've tidied shit, I've been through the pantry, the fridges/freezers and done grocery shopping, and pretty much reacquainted myself with my home.  I no longer feel off kilter.  It feels good.

I wasn't going to 'do' Christmas this year, but I have put up one little tree.

AND I almost feel like I might get just a few more bits 'n' bobs out.  Procrastination... it's ALLOWED right?  

Now... I might just leave you with this lovely photo I took last night of the sunset over in Cambridge:

Catch ya later...


11.09 am:  And I've already done heaps this morning.

First up I went to Spotlight for backing fabric and white for runners.

Who did I run into there?  Why BEX of course!

She was there for wool.  No surprises there.

Once I got home, I pulled out all the Christmas stuff, and put some around the house. NOT much.

There's some lights to string around too, but I might leave them for later.

I need to go out again shortly to take the dogs to the groomers.  So catch ya a bit later.

ABOVE:  Lucky you.  I had time to add this little video before I go out.

4.05 pm:  And several hours have passed.  I did some fluffing around in the studio while the dogs were at the groomers.

ABOVE:  There's a sneek peek at what I'm up to.

I picked up the girls and got a nasty surprise ! The prices have gone up since I last took them.  And not a small rise either!  $16 MORE for each dog.  So now it almost costs $200 to get them groomed.
FARK that's a lot of money for a haircut for a friggin dog!

So... I will try to find somewhere a bit cheaper.  Or just stagger them, one one week, the other the next week.

I dropped into Steve 'n' Bex's, and walked up to the school with the dogs and Bex.  The boys were very happy to see ME and the dogs.

Now that I'm home I'm feeling decidedly jaded.  It's damn hot out there!  So draining, but not as bad as Aussy.

I'm so relieved I'm not there now, as the temperature is just going up and up over there.

10.50 pm: It's been a very quiet evening.  I got a sick headache behind my eyes around dinner time.  So didn't end up cooking dinner, Stew did.
I couldn't face food either, so will be heading off to bed soon, hoping to sleep it off.  
It's just a combination of stress and tiredness I hope.  Not my 'normal' headache that's for sure.


  1. I wonder about doing simpler "everyday" patterns. This one reminds me of you:

    I have no idea if that link will work or not.

  2. Lucky dogs getting pampered. Runners, how about animals...snails bees butterflies leaves or flowers? Your talent will make them special.

  3. I was thinking hearts; would always be good for Valentines Day decor.

  4. I like the fruit idea for table runners. I also love the tree ones. Flowers and Fruit I think might be the go for next year :)

  5. Wow. I can't believe it's almost three weeks since you've been home. Why couldn't time pass that quickly when you were in quarantine?

  6. I like Yvonne's idea of garden themed runners with flowers, snails, bees and butterflies.

    And your idea of not much is my idea of full on! I will bring out a couple of things and the husband will string the lights outside. We aren't having any Christmas functions here so no need to do much at all.

  7. Wow! Average groom for dogs your size here is around $50 - $60 each. That's ridiculous!

  8. I like the new pattern so far. I can not, for the life of me, figure out where you are going with it. Can't wait to check in tomorrow....

  9. Love all your Christmas bits and pieces! Yes I can attest to the fact it is getting very warm over here.

  10. I'm sorry, an EXTRA $16 per dog!!! That is ridiculous and surely they should have mentioned it BEFORE they did the job????

    Your dogs cost more for a haircut than I do lol.

  11. Good old spotlight. Ours is so crap tho. We need a craft trip to auckland spotlight lol 🌟🌟

  12. I must say, whilst I love the idea of getting a dog, most of the ones I like need grooming and the cost puts me off. I’m sure they’re worth it, but... my parents use a mobile dog wash and groomer who is much cheaper than the ones who operate out of a shop. Might be worth looking into. Liz

  13. Do you still have Denim? Haven’t heard you mention her in awhile.

  14. Kiwionholidays11:18 PM

    Another newsy blog today take are n fab pics as usual

  15. Hope you managed to have a restful night and get rid of your headache.


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