Friday, July 16, 2021

Busy Few Months

On boy have I been busy the last few months

Not only have a trained for and done a couple of 1/2 marathons, gone away for a long weekend in atrocious weather, been vaccinated for both Covid and influenza, done vaccinations for both, read a few books, changed jobs, done some knitting, some reading, some baking, some stitching, enrolled in more study, I have also been in full swing with in my NZNO delegate role and participated in our first nurses strike for these negotiations.  Today our 2nd strike got withdrawn due to a offer coming in.  Will not go into the drama with that one, only to say there are many many nurses not happy.

Any way here are some pictures of everything


Thursday, March 4, 2021

OPAM February

I’ve joined up to OPAM again this year to get myself working on some UFOs and starting new projects.

For the month of February I made two bibs that I gave as a gift for a baby shower I went to in the weekend.  Such easy items too make.

Since my last update on my stitchery I started in January I haven’t done really much in the last month, just little bits but at least I have one Elf done 


Friday, February 19, 2021

Just A Little Bit Of Old News From 2020

As I was really slack on my blog last year I didn't post anything about my local A&P show entries.

I didn't take pictures of everything I entered but I sure did of my winnings below.

This is the cup and plate for my entries in the Preserves section for the most points.  I was pretty chuffed in getting this and caused a little upset as the same people had won it for many years.
I even had the husband from the winners in the previous years come up shake my hand and thank me as he won't have to polish the silverware again this year.

I have already got plans on trying to retain these but it is so hard to, but I have plans on trying to clean out the knitting and sewing section in 20 years time as this is even harder to get.  I won the Fruitcake cup the previous year (causing another slight upset).  


Wednesday, February 17, 2021

It's Sign Up Time For February FNSI

Yay another month has gone by again it is time to sign up for FNSI.  It will be great to relax and do this on Friday after a very busy week at work - don't you just love Covid-19 😡

Yes we have had a little outbreak in NZ and where I live we are back up to Level 2 until midnight tonight and then back to Level 1.....yay. 

Anyway as I said this Friday is FNSI again and if you want to sign up head over to Sugarlane Designs and sign up here and then from Saturday head over to the other blogs who have joined in and see what everyone else done

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

A Much Deserved Holiday Continued

 So yesterday you saw photos of my trip to Hamilton.  Once this part of the trip was completed, off to Cooks Beach in the Coromandel we went.

Day one there we went for a walk up to Shakespeare Cliff and the views down to Cooks Beach and Whitianga are amazing ( no photos as have many from previous trips), but nothing compares to Cathedral Cove we done a couple of days later after lazing about.

Now some of you many think to yourself it looks familiar.  If you have watched the movie Prince Caspian it will be, as this is where the children landed.

It was a little hike down and a far cry from the small dirt track I went down 14 yrs ago.  It was all tarsealed, so though steep in some places, it was easy to walk.

The beach at Cooks beach is beautiful too and we had a few swims before the cool weather set in, but a few walks down it we done.

Another day we caught the ferry from Ferry Landing and had a look around Whitianga and would you believe I restrained myself and walked past a quilting shop...... yes it was hard

If you ever have the chance if this ugly thing could Covid ever lets people from other countries travel freely again, I suggest get having a lazy stay in the Coromandel.  This is only a tiny snapshot what it has to offer.


Monday, February 15, 2021

A Much Deserved Holiday

 It has been a week since I have been home from my nearly two weeks away from home.  It was bliss.  Hubby was left behind as he had work commitments that included going away himself after initially being able to come, so I hitched a ride with my friend earlier than planned and first port of call was staying with her family in Hamilton.

Now I have been in Hamilton many many times, but have never been to the Hamilton Gardens so one day we went and had a look.

This is one thing I should have done years ago.  I had driven past it a lot, but I will be back as apparently there is always something being built.  I did not get pictures of the rose gardens unfortunately.  

A couple of days later we done a river cruise on the mighty Waikato River and it was again amazing though it was quite hot and off all places my knees got burnt.

So we were in Hamilton for a few days with a quick trip up to Auckland and then off to the ultimate destination ...... Cooks Beach.

Come back tomorrow for those pictures 😎

Friday, January 15, 2021

FNSI Results

Yay my first FNSI in a long time.

So this evening I had a look through my stash and found this kit I bought a couple of years ago and decided it was about time I started it

So I got everything I needed and sat in the lounge in front of the TV just as Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers started, and watched and stitched away for the whole movie

After 3 1/2 hrs this is how far I progressed

Not a bad effort for some who has lost, but may be gaining their sewing mojo back.

If you want to have a look at what other people done click here and go have a look.

It's FNSI time

 Its a new year and it has to better than 2020.  I am going to try and get my sewing mojo back and with three weeks annual leave from today what a better way to start it with ........ FNSI

I have not done much in crafting since the local A&P Show last year but over on Facebook I see Wendy from Sugarlane Designs was holding FNSI tonight so thought why not join as I haven't for quite a long time.

So head on over to her page and sign up to join in tonight for some stitching fun and check back tomorrow on everyone's blogs to see what was done.

I think I may also spend some time tiding up my blog too.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Lets Get Stitched 2020

Last month before this Covid-19 crisis reared its ugly head big time, I got to go to Hobart for the last Let's Get Stitched get together.

It was a good time and a sad time as I will not be seeing many of these gals again except online. We had a great time though.

The highlight of my shopping though was again going to Helen Stubbings shop The Quarter Inch and shopping to my hearts content and doing this again the following day.

Hubby still doesn't know how much I spent, but he knows that I spent a lot lol

Went to The Wicked Cheese Co. as well and tasted many cheeses, but didn't buy any as didn't want to risk border control on the way home.

Done the Richmond Bridge pics again, Tasmania's oldest bridge

Love this bridge going into Hobart

And Hobart

I did plan on going to Port Arthur as it was the only reason I went to  Australia a day early, but after the travel sickness I got, I flagged it and also glad I did as it was raining quite heavy on the day.  Told the hubby we are going back for a holiday together to do this and many more touristy things one day our selves.