So, while the kids were having little squabbles about who pee'd on the bathroom floor yesterday.. I made this one:
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Today: Our new lounge suite arrives! OMG I can hardly wait. It's been so very long since we ordered it!
I will show you all once it's in place.
Also today... the SKY man comes to connect SKY to the TV in me sewing room... I can't live without it!
AND if I get a chance I will go back to Pukekohe for more of the 'Beach Bums' fabric... the Whitianga shop loved those cards! lol... so did I!
The colour choices with the new blogger editing suck! Where are my beautiful blues? Most of the colours are 'wishy washy' and ikkkk.
I just got a call from the freight company ... my lounge suite will be delivered 'SOMETIME' this afternoon. Grrrrrr... he would not give me an approximate time, so it could be 12.30pm .... or 5pm for all I know. I am crabby about that. And my biggest fear is that it will arrive and be the wrong colour or have something wrong with it! That would be just my luck. Not feeling confident.
Posted by Chris H at 6:50 AM
Sunday, September 26, 2010
I was thrilled to bits.... but had to tell him he would need to deliver it on Monday, as we will not be home today to take delivery of it.
Well... Kelly will be here, but I want to be home when it arrives!
So, it's coming tomorrow! ****SQEALS****... I can't wait!
Today Stew and I (and maybe Griffin) are heading off to Whitianga to pick up our grandson Joshua and his younger brother Damien. AND I am delivering the first of 3 orders of my cards to Mosaic... a gift/gallery shop in Whitianga. Yaaaaa.... money!!! It will go towards Christmas... that is a load off my mind I can tell you! 'Santa' really struggles sometimes to give to everyone in our family nowdays. It has GROWN!
So, once we leave for Whitianga, my blog will be 'quiet' until we get back late this afternoon. Miss me won't ya! lol
We are safely home... we now have 4 kids plus Rena in da house. Amanda was here when we got home... so that was nice.
The shop LOVED my cards! What a relief... as they hadn't really specified exactly what they wanted... just "Kiwi-ish, and bright"... lol!
ABOVE: We had lunch with Anne, who has a blog too... and has the same daily struggles with weight/family bla bla bla as all of us! She is lovely and I really enjoyed spending some time with her today.
Really need to go now and make some dinner for the kids.... then a huge coleslaw for us adults as we all need to pull our bloody fingers out and shift some weight! It is so easy to slip back into bad habits... and Stew and I certainly have! Friggin carbs are evil.
End of Day: and we FINALLY started having 'good' meals again! Meat and coleslaw... NO CARBS. Had a busy evening... kids finally in bed, hubby in bed... heading there myself shortly. yaaa. nite nite.
Posted by Chris H at 7:09 AM
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
ABOVE: So... what do you think of the newest fabric??? I made about 5 cards using it last night, and will show you a bit later... when I get time! Isn't it just fabulous? I just had to get me some. Can you see YOUR bum in that lineup? I know I can... lol!
Brylee comes home late this afternoon... I am hoping she has had a lovely time... and not been bored, cold and unhappy. Time will tell....
ABOVE: The cards I made last night. Cute?
OMG! I haven't blogged ALL day! Well... we have been busy. Kelly, Rena and I went out to Penrose ...their Spotlight to be exact... where I found some lovely fabric for another of my swap partner's gift. Then we had morning tea at Sylvia Park ... then stopped in at the Manurewa Hospice Shop to say 'Hi'... came home and had lunch.
Then I proceeded to sew all afternoon...
Brylee arrived back at school at about 5.15... and would you believe it... she had EVERYTHING in her bag that she left with!
Well..... except for 2.5 kilos... she lost it in 5 days on camp. I expect that will be because they didn't make her eat... she won't if not 'made to'. She also has a very croaky voice, sore throat apparently.
BUT on the PLUS side, she had a lovely time by the sound of it. I am really happy about that.
Stew is out this evening... a 'Managers Only' dinner and whatever. Pffffffft. I hate that. Don't wives/partners matter then???
Dinner tonight is going to be left overs, sandwiches, whatever ... I am not cooking!
End of Day: and his nibs is still out.. and I'm off to bed... it is, afterall, 11pm. nite nite.
Posted by Chris H at 6:18 AM
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Many, many years ago when I was just married (first time around)... I went to an ELMON Party (Linen, Table Ware)... and I bought a thing for transporting hot casserole pots and the like, when you had to 'take a plate' etc.
ABOVE: The carrier with the pot in. So ya get the drift OK? Anyways, I have always wanted to make me own... and as my Aunt up the road made 4 this week I finally decided to give it a go....
Which I will use on cards. I also found another piece, but I'm going to 'save' that one for tomorrow to show you, when I might have made a card or two with it by then. It's SO FUNNY!
Still having totally crap weather, torrential rain and horrible winds. *sigh*..... totally over it now. Just want a fine day or two in a row.
I have made two more of the Casserole Carriers today... but I can't show you as they are for a swap group I'm in!
Kelly and Rena has just arrived ... so I better get off here and be CHARMING and POLITE and talk to them eh? lol
End of Day: well I spent the evening making some more cards using the newest fabric. Kelly also made a couple of cards... I think she had fun! Time for bed... nite nite.
Posted by Chris H at 6:39 AM
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Posted by Chris H at 6:47 AM
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Our old 'main' lounge suite is in the garage awaiting pick up by it's new owners (Amanda and Andrew)... I am expecting Andrew sometime today.
In the meantime, I shall just look at the naked floor, and perhaps vacum it. lol
I was told 3 weeks ago that our new lounge suite would be here by 'about' Wednesday. The boat bringing it into the country was supposed to dock in Tauranga last friday. Hmmmm. A container ship lost a man overboard last week, and was spending several days looking for him... and THAT boat was supposed to be docking in Tauranga last friday too. JUST MY LUCK IT WAS THE BOAT WITH OUR LOUNGE SUITE ON IT. BUT, I am going to be OPTIMISTIC and believe that my lounge suite will be here tomorrow!
Oh and yes, it was very sad that a man was lost overboard... I get that... I do indeed. It wasn't his fault IF my lounge suite was on his ship. And NO, they did not find him.
Today, I will stay home until Andrew comes and gets the suite. Then I will pop out for a few things... post some cards to Sue in USA.... bla bla bla.
I rang Harvey Norman... was told 'Shelly' would ring me back asap to let me know when the lounge suite would arrive. She didn't.
I rang back 3 hours later to be told 'Shelly' was OUT... could he help me? I explained ... and was told "Oh so sorry... it could still be two weeks until we get it"! What the Fuck! If I had been told from the word 'GO' that it would take almost 5 months to arrive I would have bought from a local supplier! I am HOPPING MAD now. 'Shelly' better ring me back or else! Well... I don't know what else really.... we have no choice but to wait I suppose.
Andrew arrived at lunchtime and duly took away our suite. I am going to move the two green leather recliner chairs into the lounge from the family room in the meantime, so I won't have to sit on the floor! lol... as if!
MARTINE: Answers.. The dogs are fine in their cones. Still trying to scratch. But not hurting themselves anymore. And my sewing machine is going just fine right now...TOUCH WOOD! I've been doing a good deal of sewing and it really has been good to me! Wonders will never cease.
The afternoon has flown by, I've been sewing... got carried away and have just realised that it's 1/4 to 6! Shit, I had chicken out for dinner... we will now be having that tomorrow! Tonight.... fish 'n' chips.
OH and it is sooooo bloody quiet here without Brylee! Griffin has no one to argue with, she's not here to niggle him... it's BLISS! Better enjoy it while it lasts.
End of Day: another lovely evening... watching the telly, doing diddly squat. nite nite.
Posted by Chris H at 6:42 AM
Monday, September 20, 2010
I have learnt a lot in the past few days....
1. Teddy probably does NOT have food/environmental allergies
2. Teddy does not need to be on steroids at all
3. Both my dogs are allergic to fleas
4. Both my dogs are 'pick-nows'!
They HAD fleas. They both gnawed themselves silly until they were bleeding.
They would not stop!
So... they both have cones on their heads until the flea treatment I gave them works.
I got a new one... similar to Sentinel... which we can't get here.... the one I got them is called Comfortis, it's a pill they take once a month and it kills fleas, prevents fleas and helps with flea allergy dermatitis, which I believe BOTH my dogs have.
It will be WONDERFUL if it works.
They both HATE wearing cones. We hate seeing them in a cone. But hopefully in a week or so their sore areas will have healed enough for me to take them off...permanently!Today: Patchwork class. Then housework. Then who knows?
ABOVE: an awesome photo I took last night on our way home from Hamilton.... been seeing skies like this for FAR TOO LONG, even though it's pretty.
ABOVE: a snippet of my newest project. I wanted to take a break from the baby quilts/pictures and work on something else. I can't show you any more than this cos it's for a swap I'm in. Hopefully it comes out lovely!
Class today was lovely (again)... I enjoyed just sewing away and ocassionally having a yak.
Need to go have lunch now... I am starving! Felt hungry all morning in fact. Maybe some days I would benefit from having breakfast! LOL...
OH... Stew took Brylee to school at 6.30am this morning... as they were leaving on the bus at 7. She cried. Yikes. I hope she has settled down now and is thoroughly enjoying herself. 5 whole days without her! Dare I say it will be QUIET here? ha ha ha... cos it will be!
I was waiting for Griffin to come home from school (on his own) and he was late... so I started to panic, and literally ran up to the school... to find him wandering home.. he had lost his shoes AGAIN.... and had to look for them... he found them, but this meant he was running late. I was so cross! I hate it when a kid is late and I end up panicking. Grrrr.
Anyway, all's good.. it's been an INCREDIBLY QUIET afternoon! No 'motor mouth' ... amazing. The 'men' are eating dinner. .. pork chops and veges and I'm going to do a grocery shop.
End of Day: shopping done. Much easier to get around the supermarket late at night! But a lot of the shelves were empty. Can't win. Stew is now putting it all away... yaaaa. nite nite.
Posted by Chris H at 6:36 AM
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Today we are going to Hamilton to see our Grandson Joel (oh yeah, AND his family)... cos it's his birthday, he is 6. Hopefully we will see Kelly and family too.
And here's hoping it isn't a dreadful wet day.
ABOVE: Jackie baking in my kitchen last night.. it was weird having someone else cooking in my kitchen! But...ABOVE: ... the dessert she made was super yummy. Her hubby, Stew and I all had seconds.... poor Jackie wanted more too... but she was too late. lol
Our trip to Hamilton went well. It was a crap weather day as we expected... rain on/off all day... and when it did rain... it absolutely pissed down! Torrential!
I got a couple of photos of the flooded Waikato River:
ABOVE: The river is SUPPOSED to be beyond those trees in the distance!
My daughters loved my new necklace too... Amanda tried to pinch it... nah aaa... ain't gunna happen!
End of Day: time to have dinner then pack Brylee's bags for her school trip tomorrow! Sheesh, I hope the weather picks up for them. It sure won't be much fun if it rains all the time. nite nite.
Posted by Chris H at 6:54 AM