Monday, 28 April 2014

New Plymouth holiday

I'm back from our short trip to New Plymouth, and now enjoying the second week of the school holidays at home. We had a very nice time in New Plymouth, exploring new places. I didn't get much stitching done, but that doesn't matter.

View of Mt Taranaki from our motel - please excuse the power lines!

The major feature of the region is Mt Taranaki, but it was a bit rainy while we were there, so it was often shrouded in cloud.

I managed to visit both quilting shops in New Plymouth and purchased this Christmas Tree mini quilt at one of them. It is a kit with pattern and fabric included. I particularly like the cream and white background fabrics which have a sparkle to them. I may yet substitute some of the greens for some in my stash, but I'll see about that closer to the time of making.

The photo on the pattern is quite dark, but it's rows of 2.5" squares with half square triangles on the ends. Finished size is 28" x 32" so it could be a small wall hanging or table runner.

We also visited Pukekura Park in New Plymouth, where you can often get great views of the mountain. I got the lake and bridge in the photo, but the mountain is covered in cloud.
Pukekura Park

And finally the view from the beach front when we were visiting the skatepark early one morning.
Mt Taranaki in the distance


Dasha said...

Lovely scenery Wendy. Nice fabrics in the kit too.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that looks like a very pretty mountain to see rising above the clouds.

Mary Huey said...

New Plymouth, Mt. Taranaki -- those were the first places I visited in NZ during a hiking trip in 2009 -- did the lower half of the mountain -- quite a hike for a flat-lander like me!

Live a Colorful Life said...

How beautiful.

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