QUILTING WILL DOMINATE THE NEXT FEW MONTHS

TIME TO GET THIS FINISHED - 10 YEARS WORK IN PROGRESS

Monday, 2 November 2015

OUR LAST NIGHT IN OUR OWN BED FOR FIVE WEEKS

I've been in a mild panic for the last two days. I cannot find the quilt which heads my blog. Every cupboard and storage hidey hole has been emptied over the last 10 days, and I have not seen it. Finally at some point today I began to think I took it to Christchurch on our last trip in June/July, leaving it there. How I hope that is so. It's all hand stitched and I'm still quilting it. I also have two other quilts with me that need to be finished. I wonder how much time I will really have. Our daughter-in-law's parents are both in hospital with different age related problems. We have been booked to baby-sit our grand-daughter several hours a day as Amanda has been offered a temporary part-time job. I think we will have quite a busy time.

 Here is the website for our family Beach House (Mum's house).

Today has been a less busy for me. I finished sorting and packing house stuff this morning.

I separated quilting projects into two piles. A small one of things I am taking with me now. And the rest labelled, 'First out of the storage shed.'

The house is reasonably clean and tidy. Our daughter is going to live here for the first week. After that we have a 'house/cat-sitter' coming for the next 4 weeks. Jane will be responsible for leaving the house ready for the sitter.

I did finally get to walk around the garden and do a couple of things. The rest our daughter and the house sitter can see to. I was shocked to see how many annual plants had died from lack of water. We've had a few good showers but clearly not enough to compensate for the constant cold winds.

Now I must go and finish packing my bag. We'll be leaving home by 7 am. I like to be up a good 2 - 3 hours prior. otherwise I tend to get quite car sick. Getting up early is not normally an issue but I am so tired I have really struggling.

I'm off to pack my case before John becomes agitated. He is an early packer. I am a last minute packer and it scares him silly. He has been marvellous. He's just kept on and on like the energiser bunny. But I have run down.

I just have to make my legs work and get out of this comfy chair.

Next post will be from Christchurch.
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