Monday, 13 June 2016

A little crafting and a day at sea.

Well once again it has been a while.
But I'm slowly crafting on!
My supposedly quick to stitch dragonfly is coming along slowly! LOL
I'm enjoying the process.
 This crochet project is taking it's time too.
I got bored with flowers, too much starting and stopping!
So now it's become a sort of sampler, as I try out various stitches.
I'm currently working a few rows of V stitch on the right side edge as you see it here.
Not sure where it will go next!
We recently took some leave from work and had some time together at home.
We worked a little in the garden and a little in the house.
 We also took some time out to do nothing but rest for a couple of days.
That was nice. We watched a couple of movies and allowed ourselves to sleep in!
Then we took a road trip.
 We headed north for a few hours and stopped in Kaikoura.
Tony has taken me there before, we wanted to go out on a boat trip, but on the previous visit the weather was bad and no boats were venturing out.
This time things were different and the seas were calm.
So the following day we boarded ship and sailed out into the pacific.
To visit with the Sperm whales.
 It was wonderful.
 One of them even gave the iconic goodbye wave and he dived beneath the waves.
On the way home we stopped in Christchurch for the night and a quick look about, then hit the road again, not stopping until we hit Ashburton, where we stopped once more to visit Annies Country Quilt store.
Of course I treated myself.
I'm going to enjoy my last day off. Back to work tomorrow.


Maria said...

It's nice to have lots of lovely projects to work on.
Sounds like you both enjoyed your days off.
How lucky to see the Sperm Whales and do a little shopping on your way home.

Jenny said...

How wonderful - we have yet to do a "whale watch" trip. Perhaps next time we visit down south.

AnnieO said...

Whale watching is a very popular activity where I live, but until 2 years ago I had never been! We were lucky and saw a number of whales and other sea life. Pretty stitches! Glad you treated yourselves to some downtime and play away from home.

Janice said...

Your rug looks like it will be a fun finish, with all the different stitches and I'm sure you will get there with your dragonfly. How exciting to see the whales. Something I hope to do one day.