And promptly forgot to take any photos to prove it!!
I had a lovely couple of days, and one night over at Whangamata catching up with my dear friend Leonie and my beloved sister Helen. It was fabulous and so was the weather.
I am going to share with you all the things I have gathered over the last few days and including those that were forgotten last week.
Do you love the sign?
This is very true of me, I HATE HOUSEWORK, so it should read 'I' not 'We' as I am the one that detests the domestic chores.
The tin sign was only $1, I found it today at Hospice, and I have it sitting in the front entrance, so when you see the dust bunnies all playing on the wooden floor you will understand the sign. The Gi-normous Monarch Butterfly I found at Habitat yesterday and it is wall mountable. TOF is actually keen to screw it to our fence out the back in the garden, so sorry Sis it may not make it to your place at the beach. Good buy for $7.50 I thought! Fabric was from last weeks lot, and I really should follow through and actually sew something.
The Red Buddha Candle was another last week one that is perfection in the lantern from previous weeks outings. Not sure if I will light it or not.
Today at Hospice I found this creamy/goldish lurexy and lace cardy. Quite hard to photograph but very pretty on, so I guess I am going to have to wear it to show how truly lovely it is.
Just look at the work that went into the edging on this tray cloth. I hope the maker was the give-awayer not a receiver of such pretty work. In Charity shops you see an awful lot of hand made personalised things that have been donated, even photos? Quite sad when you know how much work goes into making something. I had to rescue the ladybird edged cloth as it was far too delicious to sit on a shelf amongst mass produced tat from all over the planet.
These two striped cushions yelled out my name last week when I was in the Salvo near my place. I knew they would be perfect on the blue outdoor chairs. Even with a well covered bum like mine, a cushion makes for a more comfortable time spent on a wooden chair.
Oh look, I have been out to visit Dawn!! I accidentally broke my gorgeous 'Green Frog' mug last year so she rescued this yellow one that lost it's handle and branded it as mine. Then told me to grab a couple more from her seconds pile. She spoils me rotten, and I love her for it!!
I do not like that our milk comes in those god awful plastic bottles, I much preferred the old glass ones of my childhood. Today I remedied that situation by buying these awesome Jamie Oliver recycled glass 2lt ones that were coincidentally in a half price sale. Milk looks and tastes better in glass.
And because I am not a totally domestic failure I threw together some Raspberry Jam from berries we grew that had been frozen. Yes Saint Suzanne, that is me, Saint of homemade Jams.
I made some labels but had no gum like glue to stick them to my jars, so next round of jam making/bottling/preserving, I shall have said glue and will use them.
No wisdom today,
but a little advise.....
And this sums me up
where the domestication of Sue
PS: I am volunteering in the Hospice on Friday this week, I need something to do or I will go nuttier than I already are.