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that was not a productive week

Before I climb into the weeks adventures I would like to start with this.  Saturday was  International Suicide Prevention day, a subject that is very close to my heart due to the loss of my brother 20 years ago.  He is not by any means the only person we have lost to suicide but, obviously for me, the most difficult.  New Zealand has one of the worst rates in the world for Suicide and this really needs to change.  I posted on Facebook about it to rally some support and joined the ‘Keep the light burning’ movement as I do every year.


Being sick sucks.  I have spent the last 10 days feeling rather sorry for myself and have not managed to get much further on any of my projects.  At least the cats had sympathy for me.  I ended up having to have Thursday off work because of the bug and Simon snuggled with me in bed until 11.30am at which time I moved to the couch and his position was replaced by Squeak.  They were not the best nurses as they both complained if I changed position or sneezed or coughed too loudly but they make fantastic hotty bottles.

On Friday I decided I was not going to leave the house for the weekend so made a trip to spotlight to stock up on supplies.  I need some stuff to attempt to make dream-catchers for Christmas and it seemed like a good idea at the time.  Managed to get everything except the thick white string that I need for wrapping the hoop.  I will pop into Mitre 10 at some stage today and see if I can get some.  It meant that I couldn’t start of them during the weekend but at least I am almost ready to go.  Lots of feathers and turquoise or shell beads 😀


While I was there I had a wee accident in the wool department.  I found a beautiful chunky wool in the clearance bin reduced to $2 a ball  that I just had to have so I bought 15 balls.  All that night I fretted about what I would do with this wool and did I have enough.  I have visions of it becoming a big wooly jacket that I can wear to walk on the beach in during winter.  By morning I was fairly sure I didn’t have enough.  I went on line and found a pattern for the jacket in my dreams and had to head back to Spotlight to snaffle the rest of the clearance balls.  I now have 30 balls of this beautiful wool

Its also sparkly 😀

I’m still not feeling fantastic by I’m loads better so Saturday night I cooked a decent meal for the first time this week thanks to Jamie Oliver.  I have some for my lunch today also 😉

My thinker is still not fully functioning so cross stitch advancement is slow progress.  I missed my goal for the week of a page finish by 200 stitches dangnabit but I will get those little suckers tonight.

There was no knitting update for this week sorry, it just didn’t happen for me.

So this weeks goals are the same as last weeks:

  1. Page finish for Warm My Heart
  2. Two knitted Squares for the patchwork blanket
  3. Start Kayla’s elephant cushion
  4. Make a dream-catcher


Christmas List Progression:

  1. Kayla: Elephant cushion – Have both fabric and pattern
  2. Levi: Photo of him with Nana Fay – Must track down a decent photo first up.
  3. Jordyn: Dream catcher – Most of the bits bought.  Just need string for the hoop
  4. Veronica: Knitted bunny?
  5. Natalie: Scary Movie cushion – Have pillowcase and waste fabric.  She also wants a small stitch for her favourite band – not started.
  6. Ralph: Stencil art? – Find something
  7. Jamie: Photo with beach boarder – Completed
  8. Dianne: Not a clue – must come up with something. Hot chocolate/sundae basket?
  9. Lunam Family Christmas: Need to make 4 things for the secret santa. Dragon cushion – Have fabric. Dream catcher – Not started.  Spice mix basket – Have jars.  4th gift – Not a clue yet. Stencil art?
  10. Dad & Siblings: Memory stick of Great Grandad’s war diary’s and postcards – Have 6 memory sticks, just need to scan the stuff. Individual boxes with quick note inside to explain what is on the stick.
  11. Tash: Cross stitch photo – Finish it! Not going to happen I feel but worth a shot.
  12. Marie – Hmmmm
  13. Margaret – Hmmmm
  14. The bosses – Some sort of gift basket.  Need a theme

Keeps safe and well for the next week everyone xxx




Cross Stitcher, knitter, home cook, HVAC specialist, avid movie and TV watcher, reader and mum. I work full time and I'm not very good at sitting still so I love to try all sorts of crafting things from scrap-booking to ceramic work, but mostly I stitch. Heaven & Earth designs would be my favourite. I have had some major health scares in the past few years that I would not of expected to experience for at least another 20 odd years (born in 1971 so am currently only 45). Due to this I have a bucket list and its full of things right from books I must read to adventures I must achieve before I croak. I am always at the gym making myself stronger and healthier to fight my challenges and achieve my goals. Before the challenges I thought there would always be enough time and was just drifting along. You know how it is. Work, chores, kids, sleep, get up tomorrow and start again. I didn't really have any clear goals. I knew I wanted to travel but that was pretty much it. I was gaining weight steadily and didn't do anything much outside of the house and work. Since the challenges I have managed to get almost front row for both the Eagles and Elton John (expensive but you can't take it with you right), have had a day tour Kayaking around a lake and hiked the Tongariro Crossing. None of these would I even have considered 3 years ago. This is only the beginning :D Life is a gift and its what you make of it. You want it then you best be prepared to go get it :D

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