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.