I did something last night that was long overdue.
I booked Stew and I into a Motel up North for this coming weekend!
Can you believe it? We are going to have a KID. FREE. WEEKEND. AWAY!
This is will be the second time in ... ummm... 2 years? 3 years? Clearly it's so long ago I can't freakin remember!
I can't wait.
AND I've booked a suite with a KING SIZE bed... cos well.... that's what we are used to, and anything smaller is usually uncomfortable.
Today? I was told by one of the ladies I work with yesterday that our local Hospice shop has some fabric pieces for sale, so I'm going to hot foot it down there this morning to see if they have any left.
It's a long shot... they may have already gone, OR, they may be the wrong sort of fabric for what I do. But it won't hurt to go look.
Once I've done that, I suppose I shall come home and get on with the sewing.
So... a kinda normal day. YES. Normal. It does happen!
I've done the 'rounds' of op shops this morning!
I went to our local Hospice shop and got these:
Because I do a lot of applique', it's never a bad thing to have lots of small, odd pieces.
After our local, I decided to visit the Hospice shop in Takanini....
ABOVE: where I got these treasures. You can never have too much Tupperware, or melamine trays! And that mirror is perfect for in my sewing room. It tilts and swivels, so I can adjust it so I can see anyone coming into the room behind me.
I can't count the number of times I've had the fright of my life when someone comes in and just taps me on the shoulder, or deliberately tries to scare me! Grrrrr. Now I will see them coming better.
After Takanini, I went to Papakura, to the Salvation Army op shop, where I bought a cute Tupperware butter dish... only I left in in the next shop I visited!
Which was Fabricland in Papakura. Where I bought this lot:
ABOVE: They have a big bin of fabric scraps, so I got 20 pieces for $15, and 2 fat quarters.
So, as you can see, I've had a fun morning spending only a wee bit of money!
What else can I do? I've got no 'girlfriends' to visit and have a natter to. *sigh*
How I miss that. I wish it wasn't so, but it is. Thank god for me blog... at least I do 'hear' from friends most days via comments!
I'm now off to have an early lunch, then do some sewing, and put away all those bits of fabric.
Ha ha! Didn't do any sewing after all. I had a nap! I'm kinda bored I think. Or just over shit and don't feel like doing much.
I hope this weekend perks me up.
I made the family pork chops, potato wedges and lettuce salad for dinner... it seems to be going down rather well.
My 'main' dinner was at lunch time, a stir fry of veges.
This evening I might make a start on the stitching of the seahorse wall hanging. Maybe.
End of Day: well it's obvious to me that I don't feel like sewing today! I did none at all. LOL
Whiled the evening away in front of the telly. Totally lazy.