I had planned on visiting needlework stores as well but found only one and amazingly that contained nothing to tempt me. Obviously I am too well supplied at home!
Palmerston North has an Art Trail and is a totally flat city so I walked for miles to find the various sculptures and art works described in the brochure. Variety was evident and I enjoyed all the different pieces - here's a selection
The most interesting one was outside the library. A small plaque said that the creator had been inspired by a book he had as a child which described the length of a whale as being equal to the height of ten elephants. Without the explanation I may have wondered 'Why?' but it was certainly intriguing.