... and this is from the top but you don't see so much from there as it's flat. It was pretty amazing being up there though, with not a soul around for miles. We sat among the tussocks to shelter a little from the roaring norwester, ate cake (what's life without cake!) and drank lots of water.
I absolutely love the way new fern fronds look and can't stop myself from taking far too many pictures of them.
Christmas was a very happy family affair this year - all of us managed to get together for Christmas dinner - what a racket!!! This is what I gave friends for Christmas this year - I used Marg Low's gorgeous covered coathanger pattern, and made them up in Tanya Whelan fabrics. Cute ay!
And this is Christmas night - glorious sunset over Geraldine.
Boxing Day saw us walking again - a big long walk up Orari Gorge in the morning...
...and another long one along the Waihi River in the afternoon.
I know this is a ''bitsy'' blog - it's what I've been up to over the past week - but there has been some stitching in amongst the walking and Christmas and New Years things as well - a Brenda Ryan sweetie, some more of the Gingham Girls and block 3 of Vero's Mystery Quilt (that's been a challenge to put it mildly). I'll do a show and tell in a few days when a couple of them are hopefully finished. Now I'm off to have cake for supper - fresh Banana cake - my favourite!
Happy New Year
and lots of stitching