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Monday, February 5, 2018

Karaka Wreath

With some diligent holiday stitching, I’m pleased to say I have finished my Karaka Wreath block.  This is the second of nine I have stitched, using New Zealand native tree blocks designed by Jenny Hunter.

Karaka Wreath block
The Karaka is a leafy canopy tree, and grows to heights up to 15 m, with thick,glossy, dark green leaves.  The yellow-orange fruit ripens in summer and autumn, and are eaten by native birds, such as kereru and tui.

We are still on our long road trip, and are currently staying at Kaikoura, camping just across the road from the beach.  As we went for a casual  beach stroll last night, we enjoyed the lovely colours in the night sky.

Kaikoura Beach


Tired Teacher said...

Lovely stitching! Your blocks certainly have some wonderful memories connected to them.

The sunset scene is gorgeous and a nice way to end a day.

Raewyn said...

Your Karaka stitching is lovely...and what a beautiful sky, I agree, it would have been a lovely way to finish the day.

Angie in SoCal said...

Lovely stitching and a beautiful sunset.

Deanna W said...

Love the "roam sweet home" on the trailer sign!! haha What a beautiful scenery picture of the night sky!! That is what travelling is all about I guess. Although I have a trailer we tend to travel local to our home in Ontario,Canada.

PugMom said...

I love your beautiful sunset photo. Your stitching is beautiful!

Janice said...

Woo hoo! Well done. It looks great. Now to start another.

Karen S said...

What a perfect spot to sit and stitch.
Lovely finish on your wreath.