And I think they are looking pretty nice even if I say so myself :-)
|I wasn't sure at first if I wanted to stipple behind the feathers - this photo convinced me to do it.|
|2 down (up), 14 to go :-)|
That's what you can get done when you're home with sick kids :-) Actually the feathers are getting a lot easier with time. I suppose I will have feathers out of my system by the time I am finished - or I am forever hooked :-)
Here a few pics from yesterday's trip to Cape Reinga and Te Paki Stream (Giant Sand Dunes) as part of the school camp (DH looked after the sick boys. Update: One will definitely be back at school tomorrow, and about the oldest one we still have to see, type 1 Diabetes and tummy bugs don't seem to mix all that well...). We had the most amazing weather, a last little bit of summer I suppose...
|See the tree on the right of that rock in the middle? Legend has it that the spirits of the dead leave from this tree for their journey to Havaiki|
|Cape Reinga Light House|
|Taputaputa Bay - one of the nicest beaches in New Zealand just south of Cape Reinga (if it wasn't for the long winding road to get up there...)|
|There were jelly fish and the kids said they sting! We had some creme in the First Aid Kit...|
|Smaller sand dune at Te Paki Stream|
|Medium Sand Dune at Te Paki Stream (I didn't get close enough to the giant ones :-) It's great fun to go down these on a boogie board, but a plastic rubbish sack will do!|
Now I better go and google bulk supplies of Gueterman cotton thread, looks like I need quite a bit...