I’m pleased to say that I’ve just finished stitching another of my New Zealand Botanical blocks, designed by Jenny Hunter as applique blocks. This one is Clematis Paniculata, also known by the Maori name of Puawananga. As the white flowers tended to merge into my background fabric, I decided to outline around them. This is block eight of nine blocks in the series, so I feel the project is coming long nicely.
Lately I have been enjoying the hot sunny weather and have been stitching outside. Mornings are better under our Archgola before the sun gets too hot. Even though the roof is made from tinted Nova roof and the sun is filtered it can get very hot in the heat of the day. Our weather has been hotter than usual lately, but then, the weather has been crazy all over, hasn’t it!
Some afternoons I have been sitting in the shade at the back of our house where it is much cooler. Gemma gets some outdoors time too and has taken to having a snooze in the middle of the rhubarb patch. The large leaves keep her nicely shaded and she is quite happy relaxing in the garden while I do a little stitching.
Gemma in the rhubarb patch