Today me and Sue took a drive out of Hamilton, through to Kihikihi where we went to meet a fellow Blogger from our neck of the woods. We are totally the blind leading the blind so I was surprised we actually found where we were going!! The very lovely Julie who sent me that gorgeous parcel of loveliness last week is who we went to meet. We were both welcomed into her lovely home where we met her mum who was visiting and busy knitting in the warmth of her home. Chatter and laughter took over while we sipped tea and ate the yummiest muffins ever (yes I have the recipe).
I love it when I meet a new person who I instantly feel comfortable with and connect.
Apart from Julie living in the cutest house ever she has a lovely garden and a shop. This is called Threadbear Cottage and a must to visit if you are passing by. I will so be visiting again, hear that Julie!! The cottage is full of the most beautiful handcrafted treasures in every nook and cranny.
Trust me we looked in every nook and cranny,
going OMG more than once.
Me and Julie outside Threadbear Cottage.
One of the sweet little kittens
that I would love to have snuck home,
and a couple of purchases
from the Cottage.
Pretty sure we behaved ourselves!
Armed with a map of the op shops on offer we left to do the rounds. I found more sheets and I know I said I have enough and must not add to my stash, well my Mountain, but I lied, these were too gorgeous to leave behind. And of course another blanket.
Can you ever have too many blankets and vintage cotton sheets?
I think not.
I had a little spend in a favourite colourful shop of mine called 3G Teak.
Us Sues had a nice spot of lunch
or was that a big afternoon tea?
Whatever it was
it was so nice sitting outside in the sunshine
watching the world pass us by.
|Sue showing me her quilt, and her two Fur grandchildren.|
I safely delivered Sue back to her home.
Well when I say safely
I mean we made it!!
Do not tell me to look at things when driving
as I tend to forget I am the driver
Back home I decided I should show you my re-potted Yukka that fell over in the storm and smashed the pot it was in. I have gone for BIG, BOLD and PLASTIC this time and slapped a couple of potted colour in one side. The empty planter box was a score off trade me, $20 and I now cannot wait to put it into position, fill it with dirt and plants.
I had a blooming great day out with an old mate and met a new one!
Of course I was dressed
head to toe in
Thanks again Julie
it was lovely to meet you!!