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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Weekend in Masterton

The temperatures were still hot when we packed the caravan and headed over to Masterton for a four day weekend.  It’s so nice when we can sit outside in the evenings enjoying the cooler evening air.


Gemma always enjoys her caravan trips as well, there is plenty to explore outside.  She loves  being outside investigating fluttering leaves, and sharpening her claws on the tree close by. She was rather perturbed when a large magpie landed on the ground not too far away, and carefully peered around the tree to make sure it didn’t get too close.


I was after some Perle No5 thread and found a wonderful local shop, The Embroidery Shop.  Packed to the brim with threads, knitting wool and notions, it certainly was a delight.  Yes, I found just what I was after several skeins of burgundy thread, and picked a few extra colours that I’m sure to be wanting sooner or later.


I’ve done a little stitching and finished up two reindeer blocks.  Looks like I have another Christmas project on the go, wouldn’t you say.


There were a few games n the hall on Saturday night, and Robin and I came first in the General Knowledge quiz.  We received chocolates (yummy) plus this cute little Kitchen Bunny as a prize.  The attached label stated “I am a Kitchen Bunny, I’m here to help you out.  Just untie my ribbons and I become two dish-clothes and a towel”.


We had a lovely four days away catching up once again with our caravan friends.  The camp was delightful and the weather was hot and windy.

12 comments:

Maria said...

That was really good to have been able to purchase your threads while away camping with your friends.. Congrates on Robin and your win and a lovely prize too.
Is Gemma on a lead when shes out and about?

Maria said...

Oh!! Will those cute reindeers become a Christmas Table Runner? looks like the start of one I made a few years ago..

Sheryl said...

Hi Jenny how wonderful you got to go away in the van,where about us Masterton,hubby can't place it ,it looks like a lovely spot that you are at.
Love your stitchery reindeers so cute and what a great idea your bunnies are. Xx

Janice said...

Isn’t it good that Hemma has taken to caravanning like a duck to water. I love that you could support a local shop with your threads. Enjoy your latest project. Is that a new start, or a dice roll project?

Nancy J said...

Just like fabric, it is so good to have extra on hand. I haven't found that shop, but go to the quilting fabric shop down the lane near the Library.Still hot here, and friends in Townsville are trying to cope with massive flooding,

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

always nice to find a good shop when traveling and pick things up - sometimes you just can not find the same at home.

Tired Teacher said...

I can almost visualize you and Gemma sitting under the trees catching the evening breeze. Your trip sounds wonderful.

Sarah said...

Red work and reindeer...what's not to love! Does kitty roam free when you are away in your van?

Jenny said...

Gemma is on a harness and lead when she is outside, so we know where she is at all times and cannot run away. She is well used to this and doesn't pull on the lead, when she comes to the end she just sits down. Gemma is still very young, only 9 months old, but we have been taking her away in the caravan since we got her.

Kim said...

Your getaways in your van look like so much fun. A wonderful way to see places and perfect for a little hand stitching. Your stitching is lovely. Love those reindeers.

MrsC (Maryanne) said...

Oh I am so pleased the Embroidery Shop is still there! it seems to have everything and I am always recommending that customers ring them for the more unusual products.

Karen S said...

Another lovely spot to be camping.Always good to get away.
Lovely reindeer blocks.