Gratituesday: the well-rested edition

Crafting time

The practice of setting aside 20 minutes each morning to craft is making me much more productive. Doing something just for me before I get up and face the day is really good for my state of mind, and once I’ve started I just keep going. Yes, I’ve missed more than one bus because I was busy stitching, but it’s worth it. I’m getting lots more crafting done.

Project Runway

In the evenings, the flatmates and I have dinner, and watch Project Runway, usually while I craft. We’re watching Season 8, which I’ve never seen before. I’m told Mondo was robbed. I’m already seeing that in some of the episodes. He’s quiet but very creative, just getting on with each challenge and coming up with gorgeousness.


All I can say is if you haven’t yet seen this, you need to. It’s a medieval musical comedy fairytale- how many of THOSE do you see on TV? I’m grateful to Tumblr, without which I wouldn’t know it existed.

Long weekends

Things have worked out well, it’s all I can say. I’ve managed to make it so that I’ve got a month where every week is a short one. It makes adjusting to being back at work so much easier. And on Waitangi weekend, I’m getting my next tattoo started. I can’t wait!

The little things:

English Breakfast Tea being back in the kitchen, great cookbooks from the library, having things to do, snuggles and kisses with the Best Beloved.

What about you? What are you grateful for this week?


  1. Loving your idea of getting up earlier to do some crafting, wonder if that would work for me, especially as I’m the first one up anyway.
    And I have to say, Project Runway just isn’t the same without you.

    • mannersmagpie says:

      Yes! Give it a try- I’d love to know if it works for you too. I think it would 🙂
      And awwww, we’ll have to make some time to watch some one weekend when I’m down in Welly. I finally saw the Drag Queen episode and it was everything I hoped it would be. Definitely one of the best runway shows the show has done.

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