Thursday, September 21, 2017


to be back home again..I have a few photos on the camera to update here. I met up with the lovely Julie of Threadbare Cottage for lunch while I was in NZ. We met in Tirau which is famous for the corrugated iron signs in the town. We had a great lunch and then a wander up to the Christmas shop , which was amazing!

Julie gifted me a lovely goodies bag, which I opened this morning
the bag got a bit squashed in the suitcase

but inside was a beautiful candle Julie made and decorated, even  has my name on it, and a lovely handmade soap. I have had one of these before and they are beautiful to use and smell so good!!
Thank you Julie, you made my day.
We took some snaps of the signs and buildings in the town
  the local mechanic shop, and the Info centre

sadly the buzzy bee is a bit hard to see
Mrs Pukeko looks very flash with her pearls and shoes

Mr Pukeko is plainer just sitting here on the roof.

this shepherd was at the local church, you could put money in a box I was told by a man passing by and he would talk to you, I thought that was a little creepy so declined!!
I headed off and drove back over the Kaimais
I stopped at the top to take a photo out over the Waikato and to search for a geocache!
Later that weekend when I went up to Auckland Jenny showed me a book swap fridge at the end of her street
I dropped off two book crossing books and took a thriller. The contents of the fridge were  mostly children's books. Nice to swap books around.
I did manage to get a few more stars sewn
the star family is a wee bit bigger now
I must say that Jenny gave me a beautiful cup (she has the T-shirt to match)

Halloween Chowdy dogs!!How cute are they. I am very blessed to have wonderful friends.
I am off to rediscover my sewing room.
Happy sewing.


Pamela said...

Interesting photos! I like the idea of the book swap fridge! Your stars look great.

Julie said...

Great you got home safe & sound Sue. Your photos turned out great ... that is a gorgeous mug that Jenny gifted you. We have a book swap "wardrobe" in our town ! And beside it is a fruit/vege swap cupboard!!

Jo said...

That time went quick. Good you are home safely. Hope you got some answers with your mum.

KaHolly said...

Interesting place! Welcome home. Hope it all works out for your mom! She does well for her age!

MY MUSINGS said...

Interesting pictures. We have those book swap refrigerators, but we call them free box libraries, and how one a couple streets from home.

Chookyblue...... said...

Glad your home safe and sound... And got to fit some fun into your trip....

Fiona said...

what a fun day out.... and some lovely gifties... I did enjoy those big corrugated iron shapes...

Christine M said...

Great photos, Sue. I love the birds on the roof.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely to see Julie. Lucky you! What cool ironwork! I love your stars and the mug is very cute xx

Raewyn said...

How wonderful that you were able to meet the lovely Julie, Sue :-) Cool photo from the top of the Kaimais. And your stars are gorgeous. The book fridge is a fun idea - great that it has children's books in it, might encourage some young readers! Lovely gifts, lucky you :-)

Wood Fairy said...

lovely to visit you via Julie. I think the best thing about blogging is how it reache out so we find people all over the world that are interesting, creative, different and friendly. Nice to meet you.