A couple of months ago it was away down the road, they repaired that and another one sprang a little higher up the road, so they came back and fixed that, then there was another one...... I think we are up to the fifth one now.
maybe they should just replace the whole lot!!? LOL
While I was taking their picture, I remembered that I had wanted to get a pic of the big magnolia tree over the road. I have always loved magnolias and love to see them here around my new home.
They are all so much bigger than any I saw on the Isle of Man.
Still with me?
Your reward is to see my new stash.
Yesterday we had to go up to Christchurch.
Tony had to visit a certain store to be fitted for a best man suit.
I have visited the store before, (last picture in this post), way back in 2009. It hasn't changed. Oh, there are new patterns and new items on display, but it is still an Aladdin's cave of quilty goodness. :-)
As you can see I treated myself to some kiwiana charms and jelly slices and a sweet kit.
The washing machine is all finished, so I'm off to the washing line.
I have to say after years of apartment living, it's wonderful to have a washing line again. :-)
Yesterdays progress is todays finish! I don't usually sit down to stitch until after lunch, but today my Geisha was shouting very loudly, so I bent my own rules. "Oriental Lady, Beauty" by Joan Elliott. Featured in the book A Cross Stitcher's Oriental Odyssey. Kit produced by Design Works Crafts Inc. (The website I purchased the kit from also called her Spring Geisha, but I have found no other reference to that title.) She is a little untidy as I didn't rinse and press her yet. Forgive me, I'm eager to share.
I'm off to dance happily, while I do a few chores before stash diving for my next project.
The temperatures are pretty much the same, except for the morning frosts.
But it really doesn't feel like August.
It can't be my birthday yet, surely.
But it is, and a bit of a milestone too, I'm halfway to Ninety!!
So as you can see, Tony sent beautiful flowers, he always does. :-)
My gift is still in the mail!
That's predictable too! LOL
And we're off out for tea tonight.
Joe also marked the occasion with not one but two packages.
A cute wee bunny and would you just look at this guy....
Isn't he a hoot?
They are both lovely, but I particularly fell in love with the owl. :-)
I've been out for a lovely swim this morning and pottered about the house doing just a little of the necessary.
There is a raspberry and coconut slice in the oven, smells wonderful!
And I got to lick the jam spoon. :-p
All of my chores completed I can relax for the afternoon and join my geisha.
She is almost done, it feels like she has been almost done for weeks now!
But look at the chart, if I leave off the watery bit at the bottom, as previously discussed, then there really is only a tiny bit left!
Then I'll be forced to make a decision about who or what is next!
I have two new books on their way, a new chart in the mail and a new kit in the mail, not to mention all the stashed goodies. I'm sure I'll find something.
Yesterday I was pottering in the garden, enjoying the sunshine and remembered that I wanted to get pictures of some of the trees and shrubs.
This magnolia is beautiful, I love the delicate pink and white flowers, so dainty compared to it's very ostentatious cousin across the road. Hmm, no pic of that one. It has huge dinner plate sized deep pinky red blooms. Also beautiful.
Also in our back yard and flowering away is this lovely rhododendron. The flowers are much redder than this, but it was such a bright day, the sun has washed them out.
I've had a needle in my hand pretty much all my life and I enjoy most kinds of needlework. I immigrated to New Zealand in 2014, come along with me as I explore a new country, learn gardening and of course continue to craft.