Uncle Mike... look at my new basketball shoes:
ABOVE: Dante playing with a tape measure. He liked chasing the dogs around so he could 'measure' them. Very cute, but the dogs didn't think so. *smiles*
Today: we are heading off to Matamata, which is about 1 and a half hours away from here.
A nice distance for a day trip. And the lady whose machine bag I've bought told me where to find the local fabric shop, so I shall be popping in there after lunch to see what they have.
I'm really looking forward to the trip, it feels like ages since we took a drive out of Auckland.
I shall be back much later on today, hopefully with a few nice photos to share...
Well... we are having internet issues, no photos on some things, can't get hotmail, news sites and most other things. Weird. Anyone else having computer issues?
I don't even know if I will get this to publish.. time will tell.
We are almost ready to leave, so catch ya later.
We are sitting in a local pub waiting for our lunch.
I managed to get some fabric from the local patchwork shop... I will show you when we get home.
Well we are home, our trip was really lovely. Photos:
ABOVE: The fabric shop in Matamata. It was half full of amazing cushions and the other half was fabrics. Awesome shop.
ABOVE: The three signs the owner had hanging in her shop.
ABOVE: A nice view along the road somewhere near Matamata.
ABOVE: A crap photo of the Wairere Falls near Matamata. I've never noticed them before! One day we hope to do the walk up to them, apparently it's a 3-4 hour walk.
ABOVE: We had an amazing lunch at the pub next door to the fabric shop! I couldn't even finish my burger, and only had a couple of the chips.
ABOVE: Dante inside my new sewing machine bag... it's enormous.
ABOVE: Steve modeling my new winter jacket... it WILL fit me next year! We got it from a shop in Tirau that sells clothes from Nepal.
ABOVE: Dante being a spoil sport.
ABOVE: some of the fabric I got today.
ABOVE: The rest of the fabric. The shop had the dog panel that I've just bought via ebay. So I got some matching fabric to go with it.
I'm expecting a quiet evening cutting out more Dresden Plate fabrics. Steve is cooking dinner tonight... how lucky am I!
End of Day: well I finally got all the fabric pieces cut out... and it's time for bed.
Catch ya tomorrow.