Saturday, October 31, 2015

Taupo, New Zealand

Before I moved back here to Gisborne, I stayed in Taupo at my cousins to work out my notice at the hospital.  One weekend Miss 19 came up and stayed a couple of nights and decided to buy herself a new car so she wanted to go cruising around town for the day so we headed out to Huka Falls.

The water these is so blue and it is a great free tourist attraction for the area, so if you are ever in Taupo it is a must do.

We also stopped at the lookout overlooking Taupo and out to the Central North Island where I use to live.

 And to the east of Taupo is it own mountain Mt Tauhara

It was a lovely drive and Miss 19 loves her new vehicle, though not the petrol bill, that comes with large cars.

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Friday, October 30, 2015

All Moved & Back Into Everything

So everything is out of storage and I have been in the house for two weeks now.  There are a few things needing to be done - new curtains and shower definitely, and we are slowly doing the little bits and pieces.  It is strange living in town after 40 years on a farm and I think I will take some time getting use to it, but I will.

Anyway I have not really posted about any sewing or swaps I have been in as I was on little amounts of data and everything was packed up, but as of today ....unlimited internet data (a living in town bonus) and my sewing/swaps etc are unpacked so here I go.

Now before I packed up I was in a swap over on Facebook on the Bee In My Bonnets Sew Alongs and it was a Pot Holder / Trivet swap using a patterns from Lori Holts Farm Girl Vintage Book. I was lucky to send to the lovely Sue Bellei and here is what she received from me

And the lovely Laurel Fletcher sent to me this gorgeous one

I also have made some blocks that are due and over due for the block swap I have been in for the last few years.  The BearPaw points were a mission to do but I think I got them nearly.

I made two for my partner Deb as in the rush to try and get hers completed and sent before I packed up the room last month I accidentally made the 14" block, not the 12" I was suppose to so am sending both

And the October one to Cathy.

Well that is all for now.  I am at this moment backing everything up so not to lose things especially photos so I will get back to that again.

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