I was just doing my Sunday night Internet browsing (checking TNN and the blogs I regularly read) and was just about to turn off the computer when my email notified me of comments on my blog (hooray). So here I am posting again as I had forgotten that I had promised pics of the dressing gown (thanks for the reminder Gypsy ). It was well and truly needed this morning (it was about 2°C here, brrrr). So here is a pic, complete with breakfast down the front.
It is currently in the wash and will be dry by the morning, thanks to the lovely warm fire, but as I have such a huge amount of this fabric (though in different colours) I will make another one as a spare. It will only take about half and hour to make.
On Friday Auntie Sharyn and Hayley stopped in for a visit. Auntie Sharyn was bearing this awesome gift for Cam (she knows about his Thomas obsession).
Lucky the dressing gown sported the breakfast so Cam got to wear these for a second night in a row. It was also good that I didn’t buy the PJ’s, as I had seen some Thomas ones and was appalled at he cost compared to regular ones. Most of his other PJ’s are made by me.
Well I was going to title the post according to the weather, but I forgot to. Doh! It feels like Autumn has gone already, the Tararua ranges had snow on them this morning (visible from our window), and yesterday morning it hailed here, and we had another 5mm of rain (in just a short time). It didn’t stop Ian getting a few man jobs done The new trailer had a slide in back flap, which has been changed to a drop down flap on hinges. Today’s jobs was replacing the box corners on a few ends of the house that were rotting. I am truly impressed, Ian’s woodworking skills have really improved heaps lately, and I’m so proud of him. The corners look great , and will be even better when the rustic plugs are put in and it’s all painted to match the house. But it is great to know that it’s not going to deteriorate any further.
To make it even better a wonderful new friend dropped off a door for us to use in the sleep out renovation. How cool is that! Another friend did a building course last year, and is going to give Ian a hand to take out the existing window and put in the new frame for the door. Maybe even next weekend if the weather is kind and Ian buys the framing timber. She has even offered to help if I want to get the interior ply up next week when the kids are all at camp. Yay, its nice to see it all coming along.
Sorry if there are spelling errors in the blog. Matt’s Internet connection is back up and running and I can’t get it to connect long enough to spell-check