Monday, 24 August 2015


You know when you are waiting for something,
Time drags by so slowly,
You can't settle to anything much,
You prowl around the house looking for something to do, but nothing satisfies?
Well that's where I'm at just now...
Last Friday I was told, ..
"We should be in a position to get back to you with our decision by next Friday"
Seriously? A whole week?
It wasn't so bad when I had someone home to occupy me.
Or when I had to go to work, that kept me busy.
But a day off!
It's not even gardening weather.
I tried to sew, but can't settle to that.
In the end I found myself having a tidy up in my cross stitch charts.
Well I did have some new ones to put away.
Bad blogger, I forgot to photograph them! LOL
My chart and kit storage went from this blue box.
All shoved in higgledy- piggledy.
 To all of this!
The blue box still holds all of my kitted projects. (Except one)
The red expanding folder houses all of my Mirabilia, Lavender and lace, Butternut Road and Nora Corbett charts.
The mauve expanding folder holds all the odds and ends of charts.
The wee stacking box holds the next project in line.
That of course is subject to change at any time!!
Depending on my moods and the seasons and time passing and well, just because I'm a woman and we are expected to change our minds!
I think I'll go and put a movie on and cross stitch.
Who knows, if I manage to get settled, a mile away from the phone, it just might ring.
But it is only Monday.....

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

As promised!

Pictures of my cute wee car.
 It is a beautiful sunny day here in Timaru, perfect for taking a drive and getting some pictures of my wee car.
I headed into the scenic reserve that cuts through the center of town.
Everyone else is at work, so no pic of me in the driving seat just yet, but you get a look anyway.
 This big old tree certainly makes her live up to her name.
Wee car!
It's not all been driving around having fun in the sun.
On Monday I put all the kiwi charms together, after some trimming and substitutions!
 And today I made a start here.
No quilt batting, just another pretty fleecy backing and a meander to help me become accustomed to using the frame.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Kiwiana Again!

Well done to those of you who guessed that my big secret project was learning to drive!
Like I mentioned, at 46 I'm a little older than most novice drivers, but I'm loving it.
Yes, I have my own wee car and I will post some pictures just as soon as I take some!
So, back to the crafty stuff and the name of this post!
I'm off again with more Kiwiana fabrics.
Just big old I spy squares. (The ones I bought in Geraldine on my birthday).
Easy and fun and a good one to use as a practice piece on my quilting frame.
Just playing about with the layout here, I think I'm happy with it as is, so may get the sewing machine cover off later today.
A colleague had her camera out at a recent staff night out and was taking snaps of the evening.
 I asked her to include a couple of Tony and I as we don't have many pictures of us together.
He was winning millions!
Shame it was only play money.
And because she is beautiful.
A pic of my grand daughter Faith.
In a pretty dress and wellies!

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Ta da!

That big project I've been hinting about?
All finished!