Today would have been the HD3QBEM's 62nd wedding anniversary so a day out was in order. We went for a road trip today to Ngatea - around 90 kilometres south east of the city. We packed a picnic lunch and a good supply of cold drinks and off we went. Why? Well Ngatea has a cute little shop which stocks jigsaw puzzles and second hand books (satisfies me) and wool (satisfies the HD3QBEM). Strange mixture I know, but just right for us. We called at the supermarket and did the weekly shop, picked up sushi for dinner and came home to a very hot house. Tonight the temperature will drop to 20 degrees which is not good for elderly persons who live at this address! I keep iced water in the refrigerator for mid night snacks for both of us ;-)
On the sewing front I have completed my Hardanger Sewing Pod and am rather pleased with this.
I also made a start on the Mermaid's Sewing Chest. When ordering the threads from ABC Stitch I was sure I double checked the list but obviously not and Bijoux Smoky Topaz is not available at my LNS. Oh dear what to do? Given that it took two months for the order to come to me air mail post I am reluctant to order on line again so decided to go with a smoky grey DMC for the 'studs' and am more than happy with the result.