My name is Charlotte, sometimes known as Ms Lottie, occasionally as The Slightly Mad Quilt Lady. This is my blog, where you'll find me writing a lot about my quilting and textile arts and a little about my family's life in a small seaside town in New Zealand. Haere mai!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Drill, hammer, bang...

Look what's been happening at our place! 

We are so excited to see it finally happening.  Back up more than a year ago and you would have found us clearing and flattening the shed site, using the topsoil to create a wonderful vege garden, and securing a contract with a shed building company to build us a shed and a verandah.

And now our plans are finally happening.  After a few back and forths with the council, a bankrupt shed building company and more than a year of waiting.

I'll admit to having a celebratory glass of wine tonight.

But we've just heard about the gnarly tropical low (downgraded from a cyclone) coming through tomorrow and over the weekend.  Here's hoping it doesn't pick up the corrugated iron sheets and fling them around!


  1. Oh how exciting, I do love a bit of construction! What are you going to put in your shiny new shed?

  2. So happy for you! Fingers crossed re: big Wilma due Friday. Hopefully it will just be a bit of wet, but nothing more to worry about.

  3. Hope you enjoyed your celebratory wine and, hopefully, that weather will continue to peter out :D

  4. Great stuff!
    Yes gotta watch out for that flying corrugated iron!

  5. Batten down the hatches - while "Wilma" has been downgraded, I just heard on the radio that it will mostly affect Northland...I will keep my fingers crossed for you.

  6. Did I ever tell you the story about our trampoline which flew over the pittosporum hedge and over the powerlines to land out on the road??? We have rain at the moment - no wind - so I'll keep my fingers crossed for you too. Congratulations on the progress.

  7. Yay for the building and I hope you're tied down girly!


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