Today we are going to Hamilton to do some Christmas shopping.
It's also a good chance to pop into Grandmother's Garden (quilting shop), in Gordonton.
I have offered to try and find a particular fabric for my Patchwork Tutor. She's run out of it and hopefully I can get her some more at Grandmother's Garden, where she bought it a while ago.
We ordered our Archgola yesterday, so all going well, we will have it installed by mid/end of January.
It sounds like they are flat out keeping up with orders!
I'm already dreaming up lighting ideas, and titivating the area. Such fun, it's going to be like having another room added to the house that I can decorate. That is something I love doing.
Well, that's about all I have to natter on about right now... it will be quiet here until we get home again this afternoon.
What are you doing today? How's ya Christmas shopping/preparations going? All ready, or like me, just starting?
I don't even have any decorations up yet... THAT is something I don't enjoy. Do you?
Hamilton was cold! A very cold wind in fact. Hard to believe it was so much colder than here, when we are only 1 hour north.
Anyways... we had a lovely lunch at Iguana, then visited a new to us gift shop, which is owned by a friend of a friend.
I saw something I simply had to buy! I'd seen one in a shop here in Auckland a year or so ago and wished I could get it then.
This is what I got:
ABOVE: It is hand painted, the artist has made a few, but each one is slightly different. I ♥LOVE♥ IT!
It wouldn't fit in Stew's car, so we had to leave it there and I will pick it up sometime during the week in my car.
After that we went to our favourite shop in Hamilton and did some Christmas shopping.
ABOVE: we got a new night light for the house... it's a dinosaur, and it changes colours and is pretty cool!
ABOVE: I also got a few bits 'n' bobs at Grandmother's Garden in Gordonton. Sadly, they no longer had the fabric my Tutor needed... so she will have to go to Plan B with her quilt.
End of Day: happily, I got a bit more sewing done this evening, so am now off to bed a happy girl.