The past weekend was Anniversary Weekend in Auckland and Monday a public holiday. Anniversary of what you say? Well, the anniversary of the founding of Auckland City in 1871 but now it is a weekend of sailing and the Maritime Festival, for Auckland is also known as the City of Sails.
With fine weather and a three day weekend I worked in the garden, walked in the park and at long last put the final coat of paint on my doorstep.
Of course there was stitching and the Christmas Cracker from the JCS Christmas Ornaments 2007 is ready to complete tonight. Don't look too closely as it isn't perfect and I have changed the fabric, the threads and the beads from those in the instructions. Will post a photo of the completed "cracker" in the next day or two.