Monday, August 16, 2021



My day to get lots done around the house.  Usually it's washing, vacuming, cleaning, tidying up and so on.

But I did most of it yesterday so I'm going to make a start on making some runners for my bedroom.

ABOVE:  I've found heaps of blue fabrics to use... 75% of them are left over from the blue Dresden Plate Quilt I made for our bed a few years ago.

ABOVE:  That's it there, on the bed in the front bedroom.

ABOVE:  And that is my new lamp.  Amanda gave it to me yesterday.  It's gorgeous, and looks so cute beside that bed.

ABOVE:   Keera, having a fantastic time on the farm yesterday with her Mum. 

Better get up now... I've got to get that child off to school in the next hour or so.

9 am:  smooth as this morning.  Clockwork in fact.  Our granddaughter is safely at school and I'm now home awaiting the arrival of the parcel that didn't arrive on Friday. 

With any luck it will be here today.

It's a miserable morning, started with fog and is supposed to progress to gale force winds and rain.  WONDERFUL.
Just as well I have plenty of space to dry clothes inside.  
It only takes a couple of days in the garage.

Well!  No gale force winds or rain !
So much for the weather forecast.
Anyway... I've kept myself busy today.

I went to town (read, the mall), and picked up a few groceries.

Took myself for a nice walk around my area.
Marley came with me.
Coco?  Nope.  She is having a bit of trouble with her chest.  I'm pretty sure she has a collapsing trachea.
It's fairly common in small dogs.

It's steadily getting more frequent during the day.
Something to keep an eye on.

I have not done any sewing.  I just looked at the fabric and thought ... YEAH NAH.  Not in the mood today.

I have prepared Teriyaki Chicken for dinner.  I should get some rice on soon too.

ABOVE:  Well that was delicious!  Just can't go wrong with Teriyaki Chicken.

Stew and I are now going to relax for the remainder of the evening.
Catch ya tomorrow.


  1. Oh NO! Getting up for school! How did that happen!!???
    Looks like lots of fun critters to play with at the farm! What a great opportunity!

    1. We now have Keera Friday after school until we take her back to school on Monday morning, fortnightly.

    2. That is a wonderful arrangement for you all Chris

  2. Keera is so photogenic!! Her mom should get her into modeling some day. She has that special face, eyes and smile!!!!!

  3. Kiwionholidays10:45 AM

    Looks like Keera had a fab farm weekend lol
    Love the pics,
    The blues in the bedroom are choice

    Loving the brightness now that springs on its way , will make you feel better after the coolish winter ❄️

    Take care
    Cheers 🥂

  4. Gorgeous photos how neat to spend time on the farm making mother daughter memories.
    Cold morning here too and yip just getting colder brrrr

  5. Chris, that Dresden quilt is absolutely stunning! You are very talented xx

  6. I need to see what's in that damn parcel!!

  7. Love the lamp, it is gorgeous.

  8. Anonymous2:29 AM

    I know you gave us the teriyaki chicken recipe a while ago but could you repeat it please?

  9. love all the blue and white fabrics. I'm partial to roses to you got me there!


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