Still in New Zealand

I wish I could say I was here doing lots of stitching, but I can’t truthfully tell you what I’ve been doing other than sitting in front of the gogglebox and computer and just letting the hours of the day disappear before my very eyes.  I’ve got the car boot filled with boxes of junk to take to the Salvation Army over the next few days, and some not-so-junk to be picked over by family friends – then the leftovers will also get taken to the Salvo’s.

The only stitching I’ve managed has taken place over the last 24 hours or so, and are as follows:

Nathalie-Chatrouille freebie
“Chatrouille” freebie by Nathalie
(the freebie is still available
here)
Stitched on 32ct Merino hand-dyed Belfast linen by
Countrystitch
with DMC threads (except I messed up and used 310 instead of 3799
for the cat and lettering … oops)

LizzieKate-Welcome Baby
“Welcome Baby” by Lizzie*Kate
Stitched on 28ct pink/white checked Graziano linen
with DMC threads
(have to say I MUCH prefer the boy’s version of this one!)
I still have to add the little rose button when I get home before framing

Here are a few piccies of Auckland from our first day of driving around after a visit to The Embroiderer … where we were VERY restrained and only bought two copies of this year’s JCS ornie magazine (Mum kindly treated me to my copy, as I’ve bought one for her the last few years).  Rightio, here are some snippets from Auckland:

Auckland skyline from the harbour bridge (north side)
2010 10 02_4437

Kiwi (New Zealand) flag at Ponsonby
2010 10 02_4438

Art sculpture at a city park in Auckland – these ‘buried’ buildings have always intrigued me
2010 10 02_4443

Sidewalk mosaic with Polynesian style
2010 10 02_4451

Rangitoto Island – an Auckland icon that will always make me think of home
2010 10 02_4458

Auckland skyline from Doug Myer Robinson Park
2010 10 02_4470

And a couple of Kiwi foods that we don’t often see in Australia …
first Kumara (Kiwi sweet potato), and then Tamarillos (known as the Kiwi tree tomato)
2010 10 02_4439

2010 10 02_4440

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Still in New Zealand

  1. You know Anne, I’ve stitched both versions of that LK sampler and I preferred the boy one too. I can’t remember what it was that I disliked about the girl one (stitched for my niece Cate, so I had loads of love invested and I didn’t feel obligated).

    Love the little pumpkin freebie. And so lovely to see something of Auckland. I would love to visit NZ one day.

    Enjoy the rest of your holiday!

  2. Those buried buildings ARE intriguing! WOW…makes you want to hurry and dig them up! LOL!
    And your stitching is gorgeous as always Anne 🙂

Comments are closed.