Friday, December 31, 2021


ABOVE:  I had a sneak peek inside one of the boxes from Martyn's Mum's stash.

And realised that whatever I want to keep will have to be washed, ironed, sorted into size and colour and then.... I have to find space for it all!

I think I will need to buy more of my scrap boxes.  And make more room SOMEWHERE for all this stuff!

So, it will definitely be a long job.  But I'm up for it.  I love nothing better than being busy.

Today I am going to work on making spaces, and organising what I already have a bit better.  

Also today... we are expecting Mike and Joyce to arrive for New Year.

Fingers crossed they have a safe trip up from Palmerston North.

Stew's sister Khady left very early this morning, so that she wasn't travelling during the heat of the day.  She had a 4-5 hour drive ahead of her to get home.

She'll be back up in Auckland next week, so we might get to see her again then.

ABOVE:  I got all the magazines and books from Martyn's Mum's stash sorted out last night, and put away.  Today I shall add all my Sewing and Patchwork books in there as well. 

That will give me a little bit of room in the sewing room for other stuff.

ABOVE:  Khady gave Stew and I this stunning, pure Mohair throw for Christmas.  It's going to look amazing on our new lounge suite, once it arrives next year.  It's SO soft, just pure bliss.

Right.  I best get up and start my day. Lots to do.

12.13 pm. Slowly plodding through stuff in the sewing room. I have realised I can't really 'organise' much until I know exactly what I'm keeping of the 'new' stuff.
So once I've finished decluttering my stuff, I will make a start on going through Mrs C's stuff.

One big job done though.
All my finished products are now in one place... out of the sewing room.

MISS MUPPET is having a swim and I'm just relaxing while watching her. 

Stew is at the supermarket getting basic supplies. 

Oh my have I been busy!  Got heaps done.
Then Stew and I went into town on business, then got a few summer clothes for Keera.
Steve, Bex and the kids stayed home and had a swim.
Saved us having to close all the windows and doors in the house.

Contemplating doing a little more work in the sewing room before dinner.

Done for the day.
Too tired to sort any more shit in the sewing room.
Having desserts for dinner.
Totally in eat shit mode right now!

10.56 pm: Well Mike and Joyce arrived mid evening, and stayed and yakked for ages.  They've now gone around to Steve's for a while to play cards.  They will sneak back home in the wee hours no doubt.
Stew and I are off to bed shortly, no staying up to 'see in the New Year' for us.  
Tis just another night/day to us oldies.

Catch ya tomorrow.


  1. Nice throw! I think I'll buy one similar for our motorhome. Enjoy Mike and Joyce's visit. We also bought a new lounge suite the other day... it arrives Feb or March. Very exciting as I'll have to rearrange furniture, something I never usually do (unlike you). Happy New Year to you and your family.

  2. Nice and snuggly for the cooler weather 😎 heading to see my parents shortly Mum's a large beneficiary of my Aunts will reading is today. See ya later 2021 you sucked big time 💙💙

  3. Anonymous3:28 PM

    Are you going to have a swim too? Finally it’s hot in the Blue Mountains Aus, it’s been like winter until the last two days

  4. Kiwionholidays4:55 PM

    Love the throw , What a fab gift
    So exciting all the craft things I know you will have winter fun sewing all the bits n pieces,
    But summers here full on now so time to relax and enjoy the pool n all the people ⛱🏝
    Who enjoy it with you,,
    Happy for you all

    Cheers 🥂

  5. Anonymous8:19 PM

    Just popping in to wish you and yours a Happy New Year! Here's hoping 2022 is better for all of us!

    A Fan in Canada

  6. Happy New Year 2022! Wishing you and yours health, happiness and prosperity for all 2022 and always!

  7. Happy New Year 💕

  8. The throw is lovely! Happy New Year to you all 🥳

  9. Happy New Year to all of you
    Wishing everyone a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2022.


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