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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Off on a Road Trip

I said goodbye to our babies – growing nicely in a couple of large pots.  I had planted butter bean seeds, or perhaps they should be called beans?  Together with seeds (or peas) I had collected from a few sweet pea plants which grew last year.  After nurturing them, not too sure if they would sprout and grow, I’m really pleased that they are lifting their little heads up and seem to be making a good start.  We will be away for 10 days so I’m wondering how big they will grow by then?  Guess it all depends on how much rain falls between then and now, as we will not be home to water them for a while.

Baby butter beans and sweet peas

The postman called recently with another lovely gift for my birthday.  This was sent to me from Carol, my pen friend from South Dakota, an is an addition to my growing collection of Jim Shore pieces, which she has sent me over the years.  Can you make him out – it’s a cute little snowman decorated with quilt block designs.  He is sitting on top of a small table runner Carol made me, and arrived safely all carefully wrapped up in a plastic box.  Thanks Carol, I love him, and will treasure him along with all my other Jim Shore pieces you have gifted me over the years.

Birthday gift from Carol

We left home in the rain this morning, towing our caravan behind us.  Travelling along the Desert Road Mt Ruapehu peeked out of the clouds to allow a few snaps.

Mt Ruapehu

Then the clouds rolled over and the mountain disappeared from view, just as well I had taken those earlier photos.  We are staying at Taupo NZMCA site for the next couple of nights, and of course I have packed my stitching bag, plus my knitting, and a book or two.  There is no way I’ll get bored!

Parked up at Taupo


Nancy J said...

Enjoy Taupo, maybe it will be a bit colder than home, we had a cold snap blow through late this morning.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Love your little Jim Shore ornament. Enjoy and safe travelling.