Sunday, July 14, 2013

Now is the Winter of our discontent.

It is the winter of discontent, it's freezing,and miserable and my usual "I love Winter" mask is slipping. Visited my dear aunt and she said "I got the heat pump on 24 and it's still cold", she says it the coldest winter she has felt and she lived in England during the 1947 winter. O.k. she's over 90, but I'm freezing, have bought a new jacket, extra warm norse gloves, boots, yes boots that actually fitted my well shaped calves, a miracle I tell you, and many more tops than I need. 
Aj goes to work with 5 layers, and strips off if the day warms up, it's so cold he is eating a hot breakfast before work..........well I never, some good has come from this misery. I won' t go into the flooding, roadworks scenario but my little car and I have had some "hairy" moments going to work lately, bloody earthquakes. There isn't a major or minor route in town that isn't closed, or half closed, I, the mildest of women, wanted to get out of my car and "bop" the driver of the car that pushed in to my lane, although they knew they had to merge 300 metres before. This is a common feeling in Christchurch, MM coming to work on Friday, saw a guy kick some one's side mirror off, on the motorway (that was safe driving wasn't it).  I should add the cars were all stopped in another traffic jam.See I'm an old misery guts at the moment. 
I have finished the angel, I loved the book so much I bought a copy from The Book Depository, how I love that site. It's a book by Madeleine Millington, Felt with love, gorgeous book. Then while in a op shop I hadn't been in to for yonks, I found some CrossStitcher mags for a $1 each, they are all around 2000 to 2003, I wonder if the penpal seekers got any penpals.  I'm a bit like Toad, full of enthusiasm's, so I'm cross-stitching again, while making things from felt, but still taking time to think about my UFO mountain of quilts and then quickly move on. 
Your wondering about the lack of photos, well I can't find them, I love Windows 8, but the photo retrieval is useless. Or possibly I'm useless, go with what you think is the truth.
So that's it for the week, I've forgotten the important thing I was going to tell you all, but I do feel better I have had a weather/road rant. Love Aunt Bee.

Friday, July 5, 2013

I've started so I'll continue.

Out for a walk with Tom, sadly we ended up ankle deep in mud.
It's been almost 2 months since my last post and during this time I've been debating with myself, should I stop posting or give myself a good talking too and start blogging again. So I here again, so much has happened, but I thought that my driveling was boring, and then last week a revelation, my life is no more boring than anyone else's and writing my blog is as much for me to record what's happening here and now, like so many other's I don't want to record too much of the miserable bits but we aren't stupid are we, we know that our lives are real with all the small and large trauma's that comes every one's way. That was a bit of a epistle wasn't it, here endeth the lesson.
O.k. major shift here, my beloved Crusaders are slaughtering the Chiefs, I love rugby, I watch the Warriors (league), I also watch tennis, hasn't Wimbledon being brilliant this year.I support the Tactixs in netball, and believe me that has been hard to do this year. Winter is my favourite time of year for watching sport, I have tried to multi-task this year by getting back into my crafts, while watching TV . 
Have been stitching a felt angel and decided to stitch around the edge in invisible thread, so on a really freezing morning I went to the local fabric shop but I couldn't actually see the invisible thread so I had to ask the staff, she found it for me, at home I couldn't actually see the end of the thread so Josie kindly found it for me, then of course it was very slippery and time after time I kept losing the thread and having to re thread it, I was torn between laughing and saying some very bad words.  The angel is almost finished but I may never use invisible thread again, well not unless I have a massive improvement in my eyesight.
Aj and me at the rugby.
gorgeous annuals found at the market.
yes, we got our first snow day home by 10.30am, snow stopped at 10.33
So that's it, not a great start, but a start, love Aunt Bee.