Friday, March 9, 2018

Back home again

Hopefully we are settled here now and not needing to zip across the Tasman again any time soon. Mum's house is empty, clean and now has new owners and occupiers. They are a young couple and I hope they will be very happy at 129B.
I managed to pick up a cold on the last trip and still have the wooly brain and lethargy, hence not a lot has happened here this week. I have been working away on the little hexies and am half way, I need to get a zip along as March is fast zipping away.
I am happy with these hexies, only a couple of wobbles with the fussy cutting and so far only two lots of unsewing!
While in Tauranga hubby worked and worked and then went on strike!!

He chose a good place!!

and didn't want to move

Charles the neighbour offered commiserations!! Charles was great, he emptied out the compost bin for us while we filled the skip. It was sad to throw some things out, but some things were old and no one wanted then, so out they went. We had one day until settlement at this stage, so throw out was the  only option.

I found these flowers in Mum's garden, no idea what they are

but they are stunning flowers that come from a pretty ordinary bulb.

I think this is a kind of orchid which grows like a weed there.

the last two nights we stayed with the neighbours...no beds left next door!

They had swan plants in their garden, but no caterpillars, so I went out for a look and found four munching away.

I hope the paper wasps stay away and they get to be butterflies. I spent hours in the garden as a kid watching these caterpillars eat and grow, change into a chrysalis and then a butterfly.
Today is a day of NO paperwork (I hope) so I hope to reintroduce myself to the sewing machine and soon I am for for a 70th birthday lunch.
Happy sewing.

13 comments:

Fiona said...

Oh well done on that big job, it didn't take too long to change ownership in the end. Such a lot of memories and hard decisions to make. that first plant is so interesting ... and I can see why you loved those caterpillars - so beautiful...

REst well, sew well and party well...x

Hugz

Leeanne said...

A big job done and dusted! At least hubby protested at the end of the move. Rest well.

Julie said...

Gosh Sue, you will be so pleased it is all done now. I did love the pic of David in the dumpster having a wee rest. I noticed lots of monarch butterflies at my sons house today - they have lots of swan plants. Just love the monarchs. Happy sewing to you Sue Xxx

Ondrea said...

Glad you are home and I hope you can stay fir a whike before having to get on another plane. Gee, you worked so hard on a time limit. Your fussy cut hexies are BEAUTUFUL!

Moose-ings said...

Glad it all went to plan - a worry off your mind. That was a good spot for David from which to supervise. Those red flowers are beautiful.

Helen said...

Glad you can now take it easy and enjoy some stitching time. Gorgeous Orange flowers. The fussy cutting looks great.

KaHolly said...

Good that that’s behind you! Relax! Enjoy life!

Pamela said...

Adorable little hexies! You had a lot of work to do in a short time.

Raewyn said...

Gosh Sue, it's been a bit of a long drawn out time for you - and to top it off you catch some bugs...hope you get better really soon. It seems to me you've done an awesome job of sorting your Mum's house...now maybe you can get back to some normality...PS Hope David hopped out before they carted the skip bin aaway!

Lin said...

Those caterpillars are amazing - what sort of butterfly will they become? What a huge task and sad too. I am sure you are pleased to have it behind you now. Enjoy playing with your hexies - they are looking very pretty. xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

A wonderful job by all Sue....shame about that shirker lol! Amazing strange flowers.....no idea what they are. The pinkish ones I call Crucifix Orchids. Hope the birdies don't spy those plump caterpillars. I love your fussy cutting xx

Diane-crewe said...

your body is saying .. time to REST!! glad it is all finished and with a successful ending x

Chookyblue...... said...

as you can see I am catching up.........
so pleased this is behind you now.........