Monday, September 22, 2008
Cos I went to the Quilt & Craft Fair in Hamilton with two close friends on Friday. No children. No work. And best of all - no deadline for coming home, LOL.
So we stayed there till the end of the show plus 5 minutes.
It was great. Lots of stalls, lots of fabulous quilts in the exhibition, and an amazing fibre arts show in the upstairs gallery.
We chatted, we gossiped, we laughed till we just about cried, we saw people we knew, we oohed and aahed over the things on display and, naturally, we shopped.
It was great, and we've promised ourselves that we're going to do it again next year.
Nothing like S.E.X. for S.A.B.L.E. to make a crafty girl happy - especially when done with friends.
So thanks for your company Sarah and Cherry, looking forward to next time!
Stash Enhancment eXpedition
Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
and she's about 4-5 cm taller since these photos were taken in May!
Some years back, the girls got to take part in the Pumpkin Patch fashion parade at Auckland's annual Teddy Bears' Picnic held in the Domain in February. It was a lovely sunny hot summer day, and Pumpkin Patch were using the show to preview their winter range. So yes the girls got quite hot - especially as it was a 20 minute dance show done four times across the middle of the day! They had a fabulous time though and got some fantastic gear for doing it.
Last year, Jess did cheerleading and went to Australia to compete with her team at the Down Under Spirit Champs. Here she is with the trophy the team won.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
1.What time did you get up this morning? 7.30am
2.Diamonds or pearls? Pearls
3.What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Mamma Mia
4.What is your favourite TV show? Mythbusters
5.What do you usually have for breakfast? Cereal
6.What is your middle name? Dora
7.What food do you dislike? Liver
8.What is your favourite CD at moment? Allegri Miserere Mei
9.What kind of car do you drive? Hyundai La Vita
10.Favourite sandwich? Cheese
11.What characteristic do you despise? Hypocrisy
12.Favourite item of clothing? Red polar fleece coat
13.If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Italy
14.Favourite brand of clothing? No favourite
15.Where would you retire to? Somewhere with a good LNS
16.What was your most recent memorable birthday? 40
17.Favourite sport to watch? Gymnastics
18.Furtherest place you are sending this? All round the world since it's on my blog
19.Person you expect to send it back first? Not sure
20.Are you a morning person or a night person? Both
21.What is your shoe size? 7 (37)
22.Pets? 4 cats
23.Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with us? Nope, all is nicely normal at the moment, yay!
24.What did you want to be when you were little? I had no idea whatsoever – still don’t, LOL
25.How are you today? Pretty good thanks
26.What is your favourite sweet? Anything that contains chocolate
27.What is your favourite flower? Ones with variegated petals
28.What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? Sept 19 – girls day out to a Craft & Quilt show
29.What are you listening to right now? Radio Hauraki
30.What was the last thing you ate? Fresh iced cinnamon buns
31.Do you wish on stars? No
32.If you were a crayon, what colour would you be? Yellow
33.How is the weather right now? Sunny with clouds and windy
34.The first person you spoke to on the phone today? Don’t know, it was a wrong number!
35.Favourite soft drink? Lemon
36.Favourite restaurant? Sangeets
37.Real hair colour? Dark brown
38.What was your favourite toy as a child? Can’t remember
39.Summer or winter? Summer
40.Hugs or kisses? Hugs
41.Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate
42.Coffee or tea? Neither
43.Do you want your friends to Post you back? Yes
44.When was the last time you cried? Almost this morning – a friend was upset
45.What is under your bed? Dust Bunnies
46.What did you do last night? Watched TV and did sudoku
47.What are you afraid of? My kids getting hurt
48.Salty or sweet? Sweet
49.How many keys on your key ring? 4
50.How many years at your current job? 9 months
51.Favourite day of the week? Saturday
52.How many towns have you lived in? Just Auckland, but many suburbs within that city
53.Do you make friends easily? Sometimes
54.How many people will you send this to? Everyone who reads my blog
55.How many will respond? One or two maybe - but if you do play along, post a comment and I'll come read yours :)
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Isn't it just lovely?
The wonderful Floss sent this surprise in the mail to me this week.
I'm thinking of finishing it as a bell pull, and then hang it on my computer desk where I'll see it every day.