08 May 2007

Skirt & Surprises

Here it is, my grey wool skirt - I used the self-timer on my camera in the end... and my Branching Out scarf is wrapped around my neck...


Now all I need are some nicer shoes. I wear substantial orthotics, and only own 2 pairs of shoes - these black Kumfs, and a pair of sneakers. I'm planning on getting a more dressy pair of Kumfs in the near future, that will look better with skirts. At around $250 a pair they're a rare purchase... luckily they last for ages.

I received this amazing surprise in the mail today! My friend H read my blog last week, decided I could do with some relaxation, and posted this box across town... lovely Innoxa foam bath and a lavender candle, and yummy chocolates! And the box was wrapped in a MAP - totally cool packaging! Hmmmm, just what the treat doctor ordered :D


I haven't allowed myself many baths since water restrictions came in - but it's about time I did. It will be good for my hip, which is still playing up . Thank you H!

Had lunch with Bells at Manuka today - we enjoyed chicken and mushroom pies at Jones the Grocer, and then she led the way to The Shearing Shed. This was my first visit, can you believe it? Well, I rarely shop in Manuka... and yes, it's a tiny shop! We don't have any 'snooty ladies' stories to tell - a man was very appropriately manning the counter, and he was nice and quiet.

I bought 5 balls of yummy Heirloom Baby Wool (4 ply 25g balls, machine washable) in a soft light green - a friend is having her first bub in a few months (and no, it's not Kate) - and thoughts of a baby cardigan are rattling around my brain. Bells escaped unscathed - although there are some lovely pattern books there - Rowan, Nikki Epstein etc... she was strong!

9 comments:

  1. Your skirt looks great - very clever. Just needs a little "Made by Jejune" label to finish it I think!!!

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  2. oooh, noice skirt! I share your pain re orthotics and shoes. I've just got my kumfs back from work last weekend and am swanning about with cute looking instead of crappy sneakers now ; )

    Isn't the Shearing Shed fun? I always enjoy myself there, although it's always a little concerning just how much yarn a LYS tries to stuff into a very small place. I'm always scared I'll be buried by a cascade when I want to get something out! Can you post/link what pattern you use for the matinee jacket?

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  3. Your skirt looks great!! And I love the way your scarf matches your top!!I reckon you need your own label too!!

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  4. Skirt. Is. Stunning. Thanks for going to so much effort to show us!
    It looks just great Jejune, suits you perfectly.

    And lucky you to get such a sweet care package. Indulge and enjoy!

    Shearing Shed is certainly an experience, at least they stock Jo Sharp.

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  5. Ohhhh that skirt is divine! I am so impressed that you sewed that yourself! Very stylish and pretty.

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  6. Having seen the skirt in person at lunch yesterday, i can vouch that it looks even lovelier in person. It's a beautiful cut and fabric.

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  7. Skirt is great - well done. The care package is lovely, too - lots of little indulgences which is a Good Thing TM.

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  8. Great work on the skirt!

    The Shearing Shed used to be in a slightly bigger shop. I hate that you now can't get at the 8ply without going behind the counter - essentially you have to ask.

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  9. Cindy in the US2:44 am, May 11, 2007

    Enjoy your new skirt - it looks super comfortable.
    And what lovely gifts you received in the mail from your friend. Sounds like a wonderful time with Bells.
    And Bells vouched that the skirt is even more amazing in person - so very nice.

    Ciao...

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