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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Stitching

It’s Easter Sunday, and so far not a sign of the Easter Bunny.  We are camping on a sheep farm in the foothills of Woodville so I’m sure the local farmers don’t really want to see any bunnies at all on their properties.  The weekend weather has been variable, high winds, driving rain, occasional sunshine, and back to rain again today.  Good weather to do a little stitching, wouldn’t you say?

Just prior to packing up the caravan for our Easter holiday we had a day in the Hutt Valley, our old stomping ground.  So I took the opportunity to call into Thimbles and Threads to buy some more thread.  They have a wonderful range of Perle cottons, much more than the local shops up our way.  Plus big rolls of good quality machine cotton at a very reasonable price.  This is what I came home with.

P4160032 My recent purchases

We also attended the World of Wearable Art Exhibition held at Expressions Art and Entertainment Centre, while we were visiting Upper Hutt.  This event was started in 1987 by Suzie Moncrieff (now Dame Suzanne) in Nelson.  You can read about our visit on our other blog here.

While we have been away in the caravan over Easter I’ve managed to get a bit of stitching done.  Secret Squirrel stuff, you understand, for gifts.  Plus a little knitting too.  We have been kept fairly busy over the weekend with activities taking place, and Easter Buns and Easter Eggs to eat.  I’ll have to get all creative tonight, when we are all taking part in an egg decorating competition - the eggs are being hardboiled right now!
P4200019Easter stitching



Nancy J said...

Lots of wind here too, deluge last night. Mr S. he is a true gem, and my Bernina is running so smoothly. Love those threads. enjoy your farm stay. Cheers, Jean.

Lis Harwood said...

Belated Easter blessings. Enjoy your time at the farm, we're lambing here but I don't suppose they are in NZ!! Weird, Easter without daffodils, lambs and chicks, no wonder the Easter bunny hadn't arrived when you posted, probably looking for his overcoat!!