Thursday, February 7, 2008


Yes I am finally back, and how bad is this?
I simply couldn't get my act together, like applying for jobs, submitting endless resumes, cover letters and simply trying to maintain being well groomed, smart, intelligent and articulate!!!!
For those of you that don't have Broadband, you will also understand that every post, takes ten + miniutes, and to visit other Bloggers has been equally frustating, BUT...... as my dear Mother would have said to me `Patience is a Virtue' as I have scored myself a Dream Job, that also pays for my Broadband connection
To upload the photos for this Blog post took exactly 1min -in the past it would have been about 10!!!
So, what have I been doing in the last month? , interviews of course, but I have also been assembling my swap, Mermaid and Seaside -hosted by Dear Michelle at Hold Dear, it has kept me sane , and certainly has taken my mind off seeking employment and all the related stresses.
Interesting, as I actually thought I was going to retire, but the reality was, that I simply could not sustain my rather lavish lifestyle, so only one thing to do GIRLS, and that was get a job.
This is what I finally sent to Michelle in California, and I have to say I was totally inspired , maybe has something to do with that fact that New Zealand is mostly Coastal, so plenty of ideas.
I felted this with Merino woool and made a small and heavily embellished bag in a seaside theme.
The box has been covered and altered with a New Zealand Paua fabric, and I stitched the mermaid in calico, and attached her to the box lid, I also uttered many oathes in the process, as soon as I had cut her shape , I knew I could have done it far more easily -oh well -next time.
The Princess (my grand -daugher) thinks that it is her hair, but I cunningly snipped some off a DOLL
You may ask -what are these balloons, but on Wednesday, we celebrated a Public Holiday called Waitangi Day, it just so happened to be the day I have designated as my FUR CHILDREN'S Birthday, so I put on a family lunch,, and this may surprise you, but they actually received gifts, like cat biscuits etc
Shattered after their Birthday celebration!!!
It is good to be back, I have missed all the comings and goings of my dear Blog friends, but I am now organised, and my new job is panning out so well, worth every dollar!