Monday, June 18, 2012

New inspiration

Guess what came home with mum and dad on Sunday. Most exciting present for a while and think will be a big time spender. Lots of fun talking with Judy about uses and my bead magazine will be coming out shortly on it so will let you know how that goes.

Monday, June 11, 2012

A Busy Week

The week since I have been home has been really busy and it does not look like easing up any until after the holidays. I arrived home rested and with the precious for Stephanie so delivered it and received lunch with her mum and dad in return. My ladies arrived for class so we had a catch up before two of them were off to Australia for a craft and shopping marathon.

Not much had happened on the school front but I managed to not have a desk weighed under with paperwork – Ina had put it all in a box for me. Took most of the first couple of days to clear it and the emails which I had tried to keep up with.

The weekend was nice and on Saturday had our creative stitchers group meeting with a catered morning tea and lunch. It was delightful and the ladies have asked for it again. I have nearly finished my piece for the guild extensions exhibition so just the finishing to do and then I can give it to Maree for display in Christchurch in July.
Power and protection pieces but not certain if I will put all into the exhibiton.
I went to Marilyn’s for tea and to watch the first all blacks game for 2012. Conrad smith scored the last try so we were excited about that. It was a good game and the next two games against the Irish should be good.

Sunday was a fine day so the washing got hung out and I found time to start digging the potatoes. Last year I only had little ones but this year I have dug this small section of the garden and already dug a whole bucket full. This will keep me going for at least a month. I was most impressed with them and it will be nice to have some large potatoes to bake whole.

My bucket of potatoes
This week we have chicks at the flicks so it will be a fun night as seeing a preview movie is always good.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

All over

Just sitting in the Eva lounge at SFO and wondering where the week has gone. Been to alameda but only got some of the shopping so will have to order it later. Went to Quinn's Lighthouse for lunch and it was a beautiful place- sat on terrace and watched the marina go by. Mj hoping to persuade Ewan to go there one day. Also visited Fitzgerald's and had a nice lunch at a local cafe as well as seeing some amazing furniture. Annoyed did not have my camera as it was beautiful fabric. Mum got a cute piece for Marilyn to bring home.
Today got all packed and went to McCarthy's graduation party to say congrats to Kelly for graduating from St Ignatius school. They have their senior lockin tonight which is really weird as it makes the party circuit hard.
Will be nice to get home but not looking forward to the cold as it has been warm here everyday. Today was worst day as lots of fog and cold as well. Tired so hoping to sleep well on plane.