Tuesday, June 27, 2023


 When Amanda picked Liam up yesterday, Liam told her about my Braid Runners.... because he and I had been working on a Kiwiana Braid Runner.

She hadn't seen them.  I didn't know that, so I showed her.

And that tart took one!  MY FAVOURITE ONE!

ABOVE:  It was SO HARD to part with this one!

I have been torn between selling it or keeping it.

I know I don't need yet another runner myself, but I utterly LOVE this one.

But, as Amanda said, I can make myself another one.  Which I probably will do.

Weight Watchers this evening.  OMG I hope like hell I have a decent loss, or I'm going to lose the will to live ... I mean lose HOPE.  I have been 100% focused and on point this week, bar our one meal out.

I allow myself AT LEAST ONE off point meal a week, it's what I have always done when doing WW diligently.  I am sticking to only ONE off point meal a week now.

So, cross everything girls 'n' boys.

I deserve a good loss.

Worth noting:  I have some pink jeans I bought about 10 years ago.  I tried them on about two months ago, and they were really, really tight over me belly and upper thighs.

Although my weight is very similar to two months ago, I tried them on again yesterday.  They fit!  In fact, they were kinda lose on my legs.

Is that weird or what? 

I shall probably never wear those jeans, I have no idea what I was thinking when I bought them!  😂😅😆

Shitty, horrible weather is back with a vengence.

And it's supposed to stay wet and shitty for an entire week.  Then a couple of fine days, and THEN... back to WET.

I was talking about it to the AA guy yesterday, and he's the same as me, 100% over it.  He said everyone he talks to feels the same.  


I have never believed in 'climate change'... but this might just tip me over into believing it.  Just a little.

But not entirely.  

Today?  Treadmill for a walk, then into the sewing room to work on the Kiwiana version of a Braid Runner.  I hope it's gunna look gorgeous.

And please leave me a comment today, or I might just crack a shit! 😂😉😊 

10.10 am:  It's raining.  Funny that.

I slept in a bit today, so went straight onto the treadmill for 30 minutes, then now I'm in the sewing room.
It's bloody cold.

ABOVE:  Poor Marley is in the Cone of SHAME.
Both dogs have been reacting to something in their environment the past couple of months, and scratching and itching like mad.
Marley now has a couple of sore patches that's she's created by gnawing overnight, so I had to resort to the cone.
I'm at a total loss as to what is causing them to itch. edit:  At a loss as to what in their environment is causing them to itch.  It's nothing to do with their food/bedding/cleaning products/treats or shampoo used. It is something outside in the garden or air.


They desperately need a groom, I am sure their appointment is coming up in a week or so.  They are going to freeze.  Poor girls, but a groom is so necessary for their breed.

Right back to it, and thank you so much for the lovely comments.  It has made me smile heaps.

ABOVE:  Awww the poor girl.  She just stood there, without moving for over an hour! I picked her up and put her in her bed.
She is asleep now.

ABOVE:  Laurie:  I put my phone on that shelf, and watch YouTube videos, or Netflix.  It keeps me entertained while walking.  And of course, it's not HOT here at all.
In summer I have a fan on me while on the treadmill.

ABOVE:  I'm making excellent progress on this runner.  About to start the quilting.

ABOVE:  And that's it for Braid Runners for now.  I'm tired.  Oh and this one looks much nicer in person, the colours don't show up quite right in the photo.

Ha!  Amanda saw the runner I made today and might just be changing her mind about which one she wants now.   I must admit todays runner is my favourite now!  It's a shame you can't see it in person, cos it is so much prettier in person.

Weigh in tonight, and I lost 1.1 kgs.  That's a relief, I worked hard for that!

Now, we are going to relax for the remainder of the evening.
Catch ya tomorrow.


  1. Anonymous6:38 AM

    Can’t have you cracking the $$$7$ so here is a comment at 4.45 am
    Spent 2.5 days visiting our two grandchildren they are 9 months and 4 years so time to sit quietly is non existent but so worth the enjoyment

  2. Anonymous7:23 AM

    Beautiful runner, she is a lucky girl!

    We had all four seasons in one day yesterday - hot/humid, cold, rain and wind, tornado watch, hail

    All at various points in the same 24 hours.

    Luckily all of my garden beds and trees were okay! Some of my favorites are just getting ready to bloom. I would have been very sad.


  3. Anonymous7:35 AM

    Good luck at WW tonight. And sorry about such bad winter weather. It certainly isn't pleasant! Ky Girl

  4. Anonymous7:40 AM

    Amanda is very lucky to have that runner, it is simply gorgeous. Maggie Australia

  5. Haha - Don't crack a shit - have a happy day. Another day in paradise at work here for me.

  6. I can see why Amanda wanted that ruuner ... it is stunning! All the best for WW tonight 🙂

  7. Good luck at weigh in !! I am also totally over this shitty weather.

  8. The weather is definitely causing a lot of depression around... I'm definitely bloody over it.

  9. Well done Amanda. It has gone to a good home where it will be cared for.

  10. Anonymous9:49 AM

    The weather is so grey and wet and depressing. It’s at least partly to do with the Tongan volcanic eruption last year. The effects could be around for years. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-02-16/tongan-volcano-impact-australian-weather/101978886



  11. Love that runner-it is gorgeous! How do you make yourself do the treadmill for 30 minutes? I have one and it is hot as hell here in Texas so walking outside is not an option right now,but I get so bored on the treadmill that I dont do it and I really need to lose some weight. Ugh its so hard.

  12. Anonymous11:52 AM

    At least the runner stays in the family lol You could wear the pink jeans around the house?

  13. Anonymous12:39 PM

    Have you checked with the vet concerning the itching problem your dogs are having? Imagine having something itch and now you can't scratch it because something is in the way! Better to see what can be done to prevent the itch. It could be anything from the food they eat, treats they're given, cleaning supplies used on their beds/blankets, etc. You can try changing each of those things one by one to see if you can figure out the cause. Or the vet can prescribe a weak steroid to prevent the itching.

  14. Anonymous3:27 PM

    I know people get a cytopoint injection for their dogs with allergies and itches, game changer, so may be worth exploring with the vet if you haven’t already

  15. That last runner - the one you've just finished - is the best yet! I love that it's mostly blue and the placement of the different fabrics is lovely.

  16. Usually I am one of the first comments! I tried to comment earlier - but lo and behold the keyboard decided to poop out.
    Anyhow... hello.
    Loving the term "crack a shit" - your expressions are so much more expressive than American ones.
    Love the runner.
    I remember my dog scooping up snow in his cone as he walked outside. My Shih Tzu had to go outside in 30 below zero temps with short hair. He did his business in a mighty quick fashion! On the coldest days I would carry him in and out to save his little paws.

  17. Woooohooo 1.1 loss is awesome, you did good, well done 👍 👏

  18. Well done Chris! Keep up the great work!

  19. 1.1 is a lot! That's 2.4 pounds. I would flip my lid if I lost that much! Good Job!


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