Yay, I now have my second finish for 2012. It is Weeds Make Haste by Shakespeares Peddler. I love how this one turned out.
I am not quite sure what I will stitch next. I think some new stash is in order, but in the meantime I might pick another WIP/UFO and aim for finish no. 3 of 2012.
Yesterday marked the last day of my DH's Christmas/summer holidays so we decided to do something we both love to do. We climbed the hill at Makara to take in the view. It is quite a climb, but the views from the top make it very worthwhile.
You start off by walking around the coast. That in itself is a pleasant walk with some lovely scenery...
Then it is uphill through farmland and long grass, and along some dirt paths with not much separating you from a long downhill fall at times.
Once you near the top you have to climb over a stile. Then we usually walk a little further uphill to the highest of the three World War II gun emplacements. There we like to sit and dangle our feet over the edge, catch our breath, have a drink and admire the views.
Looking north in the distance are Mana and Kapiti Islands (you can just see them on the horizon, one in front of the other).
Looking south is the aptly named South Island. There really isn't much distance between the North and South Islands. You can also see one of the gun emplacements. They were never used, as New Zealand was never invaded. However, it always pays to be prepared :-) DH and I sat there for about an hour taking in the view and chatting. It was a wonderful afternoon.
I caught one of our nocturnal garden visitors on camera the other night, so thought I would share. It is a possum. Unfortunately, they are a pest in New Zealand (they come from Australia originally) - but are quite nice creatures in their own right (cute and intelligent).
My Mum had one in her garden years ago which used to hang upside down and eat the seed out of one of her bird feeders. It was funny to watch.
I think I'll go through my stash now and see if I can find something that takes my fancy. Hope you're having a great week and getting lots of stitching in.
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