|Mum's canvas work cushions|
|more of mum's cushions|
|Mum's canvas work Laura J Perin's Christmas Wreath|
We went to pick up the framed wreath, but were really unhappy with the framing. It was such a pity after so much hard work. They agreed to take the frame off and try again, but I still think it will be too close to the stitching. Anyway, it's a beautiful piece of work. The ribbon at the top is done in a very velvet thread from Rainbow Gallery and is just gorgeous. I have all the threads and sparkly canvas here to do it for myself, but it hasn't risen to the top of the list yet. The Christmas spirit usually hits me about a week out from Christmas, so I might even start it before the end of this year.
Now for some spring time garden photos taken yesterday. Yes, orchids can grow outside in Auckland, provided they are kept in a sheltered place.
|Orchids on the right hand side of this photo|
|more orchids and hydrangeas about to flower soon|
|That's a NZ native cabbage tree growing in the neighbour's garden. It doesn't produce cabbages.|
So, you've had virtual garden tour of my mum and dad's home in Auckland, New Zealand. I hope you've enjoyed it.