Monday, 17 July 2017

Driving through Snow to Wellington and Back

Hello Peeps,

On Tuesday Miss H, the Mother and I drove down to Wellington to visit the Geek. Miss H is on holiday at the moment.

Unfortunately they decided to go down the day before a major storm hit - well, it had already started actually.

This is the type of snow we had to drive through. 

Miss H crazily left the warmth of the car to take thes pictures for you. I, however stayed where it was warm (plus I was hiding)! 

Loo at the coolio snowmen some people made. 
You'll just have to picture me on top of their icy cold heads or on the wet ground...

New Zealand really doesn't have that many main roads. In fact, unless you take a looong detour there is really only one road down the centre, which is known as the Desert Road. It is quite literally a desert and in winter it gets snow... Yes, that confused my sheepie brain! 
Unfortunately, it was sooo snowed in that the Desert Road was closed and that meant the looong way. To give you an idea of the difference - usually a trip from Tauranga to wellington would take 6 hours, it took us 9!!! Whew! 
But fear not, it wasn't all in snow, in fact about an hour later there was not a snowflake in sight. No wonder they say NZ can have 4 seasons a day!

Ahhhh! There I am all nice and cosy with my special crochet beanie and cape. 

The storm hit Wellington quite severely with gale force winds. We all stayed inside except for the Geek who had to go to work - and as he doesn't drive Miss H and the Mother agreed to drop him off and pick him up so he didn't have to walk like usual.

The Mother took some fabrics down to cut up for a quilt. 
She also quilted a quilt for a friend's baby (actually he's just turned one). I will get her to photograph it when the binding is done.

And look at the wool Miss H got to crochet a blanket for the Mother. 

Oh and they went to a really coolio craft store, but you will have to wait and see what they got until they have made them into something. It might take a while knowing them... 

I, on the other hand, didn't leave the apartment once and stayed snugly with my favourite comfort food. YUM!

The weather did eventually clear, though Miss H tells me it was still really cold. Especially the wind.

It is hard to see but those faint mountains are in the South Island. 

The return trip home was much much better. And look how beautiful the mountain is with snow on it.

Brrrrr... Here are some of my crazy farm friends who don't seem to mind cold weather. 

Thankfully I am now back in Tauranga where we don't get snow and the weather is warmer. YAY!

Love from
Baa. xxx

P.S. Can all of you from the Northern Hemisphere please send us some of your warm summer weather? Hee...hee...hee...

Monday, 10 July 2017

My Own Camera!

Hello Peeps,

Miss H made me my very own camera. And it is my favourite colour!


Miss H took me to a disused quarry that has been converted into an amazing park by volunteers so that I could try out my new camera.  

Can you see me? I'm not usually on this side of the camera. 

Is it straight, Miss H?

What about this one? Oooh, look you can see Mount Maunganui (the mountain in the centre of the picture)!

Haha! I snapped a picture of Miss H in her winter workout clothes (we don't get snow where we live). Shhh, don't tell her. 

This path was made up of tiles that people all over New Zealand (and some from overseas) have decorated. 

This is much harder than I thought... I think I will leave all the camera work to Miss H! After all, I am far more suited to being in front of the camera! 

I met these lovely folks and their dog. Not very chatty though...

 Look at the colour of the water! Aqua!

This sewing machine was the bestest part. It had a chain that lead away from the sewing machine as if it had been sewn. The sign in front said "Quarry Chain Stitch". Heeheehee...

Love from
Baa. xxx

P.S. Boring computer stuff - I was on Google+ but it then it made me a no-reply blogger, so I am no longer on it - I think, I could still be on it, but it said that I wasn't. Good news is that I am no longer a no-reply blogger. Phew! Bad news is that I am no longer on Google+. 

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Still Stitching on Colour...

Hello Peeps,

Miss H has been on intensives last week and this coming week. Intensives are when she has classes ALL day EVERY day. Really really boring for me who has to stay at home.

She has still got some stitching done in between times though (can't show you those ones yet as they are one of her super secret projects that she is working on...). But I can show you the ones she has been stitching on colour. This time yellow as well as pink again.

Here it is. Pretty coolio I think!

Though not seen in this photo because of the light, this is actually quite a bright yellow - the first photo shows the brightness better but still it is brighter! The Mother and Miss H decided that it was too bright to stitch on again because it changed the colours of the threads used quite a lot. 

The other colours they got to stitch on - an aqua and a lighter pink to the one in the previous posts and below - are much lighter than this yellow. 
But fear not, the Mother has decided to use the yellow as a background in one of her quilts! 

This is not one of Miss H's favourite as she doesn't like purple but she had some purple thread and it matched the pink nicely so she gave it a go. 

This kitten has the right idea snuggling up and falling asleep. 

Love From
Baa. xxx

P.S. Miss H will reveal the super secret projects in September when she has finished stitching and sewing them. I will give you a hint - they will be perfect for using with infants and toddlers (which is who Miss H is learning about this coming semester).