Today has been busy but I did find a moment to sew on a pearl bead fastener for this tiny cylindrical "pochette".
This morning the HD3QBEM and I took the remaining 16 knitted sweaters and cardigans to the local hospice shop. At the beginning of the month we took 20 to another hospice shop in a different suburb. This year the HD3QBEM has spread her largesse! Today was an interesting experience. We took the garments to the store where an eagle eyed customer watched as the manager took at look at the two top sweaters. I suspect that she would have wanted to buy one as soon as we left the store. The manager was very happy to receive these but would have been happier still to sell one immediately. At around $25 each these provide a good donation to the wonderful work of the Mercy Hospice here in Auckland.
After lunch the rain stopped and I managed to tidy up the vegetable garden and plant broccoli and cabbage plants. These now have crushed egg shell and Blitzem around them to stop any marauding snails from destroying them before our still warm weather and now plentiful rain can grow them a little bigger.
Now I am going to finish the Strawberry side of my blue Redwork Bag and perhaps make a start on the hardanger for a book cover for Kazumi. And there's a very interesting audio book on the HD3QBEM's Talking Book machine - smuggling, fishing, prize fighting and a gripping saga by E V Thompson.