Tuesday, February 23, 2021


 The puzzle I've been working on got 'finished' last night.

I say finished, but it's not really.

There's EIGHT pieces missing!   That's just damn annoying and disappointing.

There is no way I have 'lost' 8 pieces.  They are just missing.  

So, I'm not sure if I shall even bother doing another one now.

This one is going in the bin, no point keeping it.  I've turned the house upside down looking for those missing pieces.  I've come to the conclusion they were never in the box.

ABOVE:  This is the latest Gnome Table Runner I'm working on.

It's for a lady down Palmerston North-ish way.

I will start stitching the gnomes today, while my shop is open.  With any luck I will get it finished by this evening, though I don't think there's a rush on it.

I think the grey and pinks look lovely!

I can't get a doctor's appointment until the end of the week.  It takes 3-4 working days for them to process our enrollment, and get our medical records transferred over to them.

So... I wait.  I am now overdue for a diabetes blood test, and I want to talk to a Doctor about another issue too. 

I am sure my Hba1c will go up, I've been stress eating for a while now.  Damn emotional eating is a curse.  I wish there wasn't quite so much shit going on in our lives right now, we sure could do with a break from it all.

But sadly, it's not gunna ease up for a while, so we have to learn to cope.  

Right, enough of that, time to get my happy on, and get outta bed and start the day.

VICKI:  You are 100% correct.  I 'allude' to things on here, but cannot say what is really going on, because sadly there are some 'haters' out there who read my blog with the express purpose of finding fault. Or looking for something to take exception to.  Or trying to find something 'incriminating' !  Yep, the first thing they do most mornings is read my blog... because they simply cannot help themselves.

Haters are gunna hate, there is nothing I can do about it except live my life and be happy.  They can only 'look in' via the blog, and really have nothing to do with me and my family AT ALL.  Sad, sad people, who really should get on with living their own lives, and stop focusing on MINE.


ABOVE:  The tree now has a Kiwi, think I'll name it 'BEX'.  πŸ˜„πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š

It took Stew two hours to get to Rotorua this morning!  Lots of traffic and road works.
I was holding my phone, about to text him to see why he'd not let me know he got there safely (as he always does), and damned if the phone didn't ring.  And of course, it was him.

FREAKY.  That has happened so many times before!  We have a connection that is over and above the 'norm' I reckon.  I love him so much.

Well now, it's 10.53 pm and I just realised I've not updated for hours and hours.
Well... sorry.
I was busy.
I got the Pink Gnome runner finished.
I made dinner.
Fed Stew and I.
Watched some TV.
Actually started another puzzle after saying I probably wouldn't.  Derrr.
Going to bed.
It's been a semi boring day. 


  1. Love the runner! Do you use something to stick down the appliques before stitching?

    1. Not with these ones. I use Steam-a-Seam with lettering though.

  2. I like the pink hats too. That's unique. My new puzzle arrived today. I wonder if I will have time to start it. Do you start with the edges?

  3. (Is it possible the dogs might be carrying them away? Do they have hide holes where they put things? Are they eating them?) I suppose anything is possible, but we have never had a puzzle that came with missing pieces.

    We have a wooden frame (my husband made) that goes around the edge of our puzzle table. It is clamped down on all four corners. It keeps them off the floor. Very effective, scrap wood.

    I really have sympathy for you with your stress. I have minor things going on which are really hard. I think from what you have been careful not to say, that you probably have major major stress with several topics. It is so hard when you can’t really do anything about it, probably have not caused it, and yet it hangs over your head constantly. I really feel for you.

  4. Anonymous8:39 AM

    {{{HUGS}}} to you for a good day, Chris!! Ky Girl

  5. Anonymous8:41 AM

    Not much you can do with eight pieces missing, even if you made pieces for it they would be too obvious. Can you contact the shop/manufacturer if you bought it new? So disappointing. Audrey

  6. That is a shame there are so many pieces missing, I did that puzzle earlier this year. Love the wasgijs. Your gnomes are looking wonderful.

  7. Anonymous11:28 AM

    Love the pink! Shame about the puzzle. If you bought it recently I'd go back and complain. They need to know cause they're selling them. Poor Stew.there are heaps of roadworks down here too. Takes ages to get anywhere. Kj

  8. Anonymous12:23 PM

    There used to be a comedian who talked about wire coat hangers reproducing themselves - I reckon it is orange and white road cones these days - there seems to be so many on every road throughout New Zealand - very lucrative business!! Audrey

  9. Your tree is so happy looking:) It should brighten everyone's day. I think the pink and gray colors in the table runner really look nice together.

  10. Love that little Kiwi. Tree is looking wonderful!!

  11. Anonymous3:06 PM

    Donate that jigsaw so someone else finds the surprise lol

  12. Stew is your little ray of sunshine on cloudy days... as it should be x

  13. I really love your tree, it would make me smile every time I passed it too - you could become a local legend :-)

  14. Kiwionholidays12:07 AM

    Love your nite nite guy πŸ’―πŸ‘
    Just realised the time difference so it’s way past you guys bedtime πŸ‘€
    Cheers πŸ₯‚

  15. The great looks wonderful. Hope this puzzle has all it pieces.


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