Monday, January 24, 2011

Weekend mayhem

I spent this weekend at a working bee with the group so I was out from Friday night until late on Sunday and only came home to sleep. Consequently I didn't see the house until this morning and then had to spend quite some time clearing up the muddle. However, we have managed to get a new (secondhand) oven and a new toaster (flybuys) and a new (secondhand) hand mower and a benchtop oven (guess what - secondhand!) which will do until the oven is fitted and hopefully nothing else will break!

The to be fixed list read like a houseful of appliances but, so far, the cost has been minimal for which I am grateful. Only the washing machine has cost a bit in repairs. We have been lucky and have some great friends too which all helps :)

The list so far....
My sewing machine
The petrol mower
The benchtop oven
The electric mower
The toaster
The washing machine
My camera (cry!!!!)

The only thing I haven't been able to replace is my camera and I really miss it big time as I never have liked using Matt's one.

Now we are aiming to get James room finished as it is rather damp and we found two tiger slugs, which are enormous, on his floor! Fortunately he rather likes wildlife :) They have been given new homes outdoors. Once that is done, we can aim for the new shower and then there will be no place left for wildlife to creep in except by the actual doors and windows if left open.

Anyhow, 0ver the weekend I got into the hand pieced quilt I have decided to do for our bed and I think it is going to look really good (especially if you like a cheerful orange :). I put some of the bigger panels together just to see and I think I'm going to like the result - I certainly do so far.

It was supposed to be a preparation time for the upcoming exhibition but I already have most of my entries under control so I just beavered away in the corner with my bits and pieces. It was nice to have the uninterrupted time just to get on with things.

This is the bus stop at the Arrow junction where we caught the bus home and yes, it is the middle of nowhere.

Have a nice week

viv in nz


Mickle in NZ said...

Well done with the oven purchase. I hope sorting out James' room goes well.

I'm waiting for the washing machine fixit person to arrive to attack my beast.

I enjoy hand piecing quilted bits and bobs - easily portable, soothing to work on and I get a real sense of achievement as it grows. Like everything here, these always end up with Zebby Cat fur incorporated, lol.

knutty knitter said...

I must admit I would find it strange to have anything that didn't incorporate cat hair :)