Monday, June 24, 2013

On holiday

For the first time in 7  years I have got leave hours to use up before the beginning of the new year1 July. It seems every year since I started I've had some reason to use all my leave and more. I can only roll over 8  days and sp had 5  to  take or lose by the end of the week. No problem. Time to catch up with family and friends. In Napier first, my grandson Alex had his 8 birthday yesterday. Dad made a truck birthday cake. The kids had a great time at Laserforce. Then we went for a refreshing walk around Napiers lighthouse area.


This is a photo from the lighthouse to the port. A patch of blue sky shining on the hilltop houses. 


I'm mot really ofay with ipad blogging yet, 

Here is my granddaughter Olivia with her quilt at last. She has never let me forget she chose  this quilt out of a magazine when she was four. At the time I didn't know anything about raw edge appliquĂ© but I soon learnt it was way out of my comfort zone. So here's Olivia, now 9 with her topiary bush at lasr. 




Sunday, June 9, 2013

This is gonna be A day to remember

Today is my 56 birthday, no big deal normally, but today 20 years ago I flew to Brisbane, Aistralia to wait until Annette could get a liver transplant. I had half my 36 birthday in NZ and the rest of it in Brisbane. It was a very happy but emotional time for both of us but I'm glad to say she continues to live life to the max since that day.

I will post photos later its a pain I have to save them to Picassa. Today Annette has been asked to speak at the annual thanksgiving service for donors here in Wellington so she'll be here soon. Im thinking it might be an emotional service so I have tissues! I have never forgotten the experiences we had but it was also a wonderful time being with my 19 year old daughter for nearly 5 months in another country.

Right I better get on to the looking beautiful business. None of my girls or my mum know I've been losing weight so it will be interesting to see if they notice. 14 kgs now (about 30 lb  ).

Have an awesome day everyone.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

June is for the Jones girls

Well here I am again! Luckily I have intelligent younger family members and my lovely niece Stacey told me all about the ipad App Blogpress. So now I can put a post up on My Fat Quarter from my Ipad.

Today I'm in Nelson babysitting my beautiful great nephew Isaac. I hadn't seen him since he was 9 months and thought he would be very shy of me but not "Ike" as he calls himself. I got a kiss and a cuddle when I landed and he's been my new friend every time I've seen him since. Right now Isaac is fast asleep in bed and I wish he would wake up. I have to fly home tonight, that is if the airports aren't closed. It's pouring down here in Nelson.

At last my granddaughters quilt is finished. It cost an awful lot to get it quilted but the quilting is amazing. 

My lovely niece spoilt her mother and I with this awesome birthday cake. I'd seen something similar on Facebook and shared it saying it would make a beautiful birthday cake!! Stacey and Dave, her husband put a lot of time into making this bur Raelene and I were so surprised. 

I'm not ofay with this ipad app yet and everything is centreing itself so I'll say Goodbye till next time, which won't be 6 months away. Take care everyone and if you like please leave a comment so I know you've found me again.  

Karen