Exciting news – we are away on a 10 week caravan holiday touring around the South Island! You know what that means - no rolling the dice, no sitting at my sewing machine, it will be hand stitching only. How much hand stitching I will actually do is debatable – as we will be travelling high roads and low roads, stopping to explore, and generally having a good look around. But it’s good to be prepared for those times I’ll be relaxing with a little time on my hands and feeling the need to stitch.
So what have I got to take away? I’ve traced out nine blocks of stylized New Zealand trees and flowers, designed by Jenny Hunter, onto the pale green fabric I’m using for the background.
Then I’ve got some hand quilting packed as well. Remember this? It’s my Winter Quilt Festival panel, and I plan to quilt around the snow people and quilts.
Ready for hand quilting
And then of course I’ve got my two small native birds blocks to quilt. When completed, these will be hung in the caravan.
So that should keep me busy, and I’m sure I won’t get through that little lot. Our journey starts on Sunday, and there is just time for another social get-together or two before we head off on our adventure.