Friday, January 31, 2014

Snowy Deer and Sunny Deer

Thanks to everyone who has stopped by recently (through the Grow Your Blog party, regular readers and to those who may have just surfed on in). If you are looking for my Grow Your Blog post, you can find it here.

We have been away up north for a few days, but before we left I finished up Snowy Deer (and corrected the face on the raccoon). I can't wait for the next instalment.

While we were away we visited a farm/petting zoo, where we met Snowy Deer's cousin Sunny Deer. Isn't it gorgeous?

It was a very hot day, but luckily there was plenty of shade on offer for both the animals and ourselves. Annabelle was a bit too young to enjoy it, but our 12 year old niece and I certainly did.

We took a nice drive part way up Mt Taranaki. You can walk to the top if you don't mind a strenuous 8-10 hour climb. Even though the temperature was in the mid 20s (Celsius) where we were, the sign said it was -8 degrees Celsius at the summit. I was content admiring the summit from below.

Anyway, the real point of this post was to remind you that my giveaway will be drawn on Monday 3 February. If you'd like to throw your name in the hat please comment on this post here. Everyone is welcome to enter.


Brigitte said...

What a fun trip this must have been, including great sights and animals.
And you are completely up to date with your CCN stitching. Great progress.

butterfly said...

Looks a great trip, love your stitching and the cute photo, hugs.

Annette-California said...

What beautiful scenery. Certainly makes a great trip. How appropriate that you were stitching deer and you got to see a real one! Love your snowy deer and your sampler is looking amazing. love Annette

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I'll say it again Rowyn, you live in the most beautiful country. I always enjoy seeing your photos.

Chris said...

Gorgeous pictures from your outing. I love the snowy and sunny deer!

Donna Heber said...

Beautiful photos!!! What a gorgeous looking deer. Have a great weekend.

Crazee4books said...

Hi Rowyn,

Just went and commented on your 499 blog
post. Fingers are now crossed as we await
the draw.

Your second square is looking so pretty.
The deer are adorable and the fancy snow
flakes are magical.

What a beautiful creature that Sunny Deer is.
Is it a young one .... because it looks like it
has spots on it's back like our young deer
do here. Did your niece and Annabelle get
to pet this little beauty?

Mt Taranaki is breathtaking. What a sight!
I think I've gotta start saving my pennies
for a trip to New Zealand one day. Between
your photos and the LOTR movies I'm in
awe. Keep 'em coming!!! THank you.


P,S. Guess what! We're getting more snow
and rain and possibly freezing rain tomorrow.
Hmmm ... that trip to NZ is looking better
and better!!!!

Barb said...

That looks like such a great trip! Plus you stitching project is very cute!

Andrea said...

Lovely stitching. Looks like a great trip, the scenery is beautiful.

Catherine said...

Catching up on your last few posts ~ always fun to see your stitches and beautiful countryside photos! And that Annabelle, what a beautiful little girl!

Carol said...

What an incredibly blue sky!! Your country is so beautiful and how nice that you could take a little road trip with your niece...

Stitching Noni said...

What a lovely trip you had! I love the deer, both real and stitched!!
Hugs x

Jan Gartlan said...

The deer photos both stitched and real are gorgeous!

Martha said...

Beautiful xxx stitch! the deer are so pretty! Both, I mean :)

Suzanne said...

Lovely finish on snowy deer!