It’s hard to believe that our loooong South Island holiday is almost at an end. We are currently at our last stop, Koromiko, for two days before we board the Interisland Ferry. And I’m relaxing outside doing a little afternoon stitching. This is a nice roomy place to camp, and the property is surrounded with huge Totara trees, one of our beautiful native trees. The bird song is amazing, and so nice to listen to as I’m sitting outside under the sun shade.
As far as stitching goes, I’ve started on another New Zealand botanical block. But I’m feeling all “stitched out” on these and have put it aside for a while. I had planned it as a long term stitchery project, after all, so it doesn't matter if I put it aside for a while.
Another botanical bock
Instead, I’m doing a little hand quilting on my Winter Quilt Festiva panel, for a change.
Winter Quilt Festival
I’m pleased the weather has warmed up again. Over the last few days when we were staying at Blenheim the rain came down and the ground was just a mud bath – not nice at all to slosh through. There was a washing machine available so I did a load this morning and brought it with me to hang up here. So that makes me a happy camper indeed. There is nothing nicer than laundry drying in the sun shine, is there?
Drying in the sun shine
Most of the places we have been staying at have a “Swap a Book” area, where you recycle your books or magazines and pick up something new to read. Here the books are housed in an old fridge, which appears to be plugged into a power point on the tree. Many visitors are fooled by this, we have been told, and some have been seen trying to plug their appliances into the power point!
It’s a trick, of course
We will be enjoying our last couple of days on holiday, and then we will be aboard the Cook Strait ferry on Saturday. And it goes without saying that we are hoping for a nice smooth crossing.