Tuesday, October 25, 2011


the next time I go to the dentist, there is a certain part of his anatomy I would like to grab hold of, before he starts prodding my sore tooth. Then we will see who is the man!

I went hoping for instant relief, not more pain. And these antibiotics better work, cos the pain killers sure aren't!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

My babe is 30!

I cannot believe that my baby boy has turned 30 today. Wow, it really has gone fast. super proud of you Adam.

lots of love

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Stuff I have made

My first mystery quilt. I think it has been the one I enjoyed the most, as the shapes really had me wondering what I was going to end up with.

Once I put it all together, I gave it to one of the elderly residents at my work. She is always telling me the "girl in the office made it"!

The quilt on the right, I made for Jack, it depicts our two cats, doing what they did best, the cat on the right has now gone to moggy heaven.

This one was also for Jack, the reverse can be used as a quilt, on the side that is showing, the buildings all velcro into place and Jack can push the trains around. I wrapped every peice individually so that he had lots of parcels on Christmas Day!

This Girly Quilt was made for my daughter-in-law Sally, for her 30th birthday. It was a block of the month over 10 months and was a delight to make.

Siobhan's quilt, made for Chritsmas
2010, in her favourite colors. Did the blocks at a class I went to, tedious pinning the stack but lots of fun seeing the different patterns emerge.

Bitching time........

Work sux and I don't mean that in a nice way. Had a run-in with one of the nurses and am totally pissed off. And I hate feeling like that, its not normal for me.

Pity I can't write exactly how I feel, you will all be telling me to wash my mouth out with soap. so now I am going to bed, and dream about beating the $#@% out of her!

Monday, September 19, 2011

My first kiss!

It's not what you think!

We skype England every weekend, Our Saturday evenings finds us glued to the computer screen waiting for our weekly chat with Jack.

I was lucky enough to arrive in England several hours before Jacks birth, but after he was a month old, the only way to watch him grow was via Skype. He traveled to New Zealand for his first birthday and I have had a month with him this winter. So its back to Skype again.

Last night, while blowing him good night kisses, Jack decided to kiss Grandma good-bye. Its the funniest thing watching via web-cam, a small dribbly mouth coming straight at you. Hope his father got the goobies off the screen.

All about me!

I am a quilter, a gardener and a genealogist. We live on a life-style block of 10 acres, in a small rural community called Pokeno.

I have two fantastic sons and one adorable grandson. I have been married to Mike for 33 years and apart from time out to be a mum, have worked in administration roles, mainly in the medical field. I also took time out to look after an elderly aunt for several years.

I have been an avid gardener for many years but that has taken a back seat in the last 3 years since taking up quilting. In the last 12 months I have got back into chasing family history, especially now that we have a grandchild, it will be nice for him to know not only who we are, but who came before us.

I am owned by a huge and very lazy cat named Fred and an elderly Border Collie named Zac. We also have a couple of farm dogs and a small number of sheep, cows and chickens.

I grew up in South Auckland with one brother and two sisters, me being the eldest. Mum and dad still live in the house they moved into on my first birthday.

Apart from the above 3 interests I have developed a love for travel, thanks to both my sons moving to the other side of the world. I never thought it was something I either wanted or needed to do, but have really enjoyed the trips I have had in the last 5 years and hope to make many more.

Well, thats about it!