I can't believe it has been so long since I posted....no I havent fallen off the ends of the earth, I just havent posted. I have lots of stitchy updates which I will post over the next couple of weeks...fingers crossed.
What have I been up to??? Well theres the stitching, looking for work, getting another job and absolutely hating it, getting despondant about it, leaving and looking again. I can get the work ok, I just cant gel into anything.
I wanted somewhere that would allow me hours to work, but also plenty of time off to go do my photography and conservation ventures. So I went to a local business and spoke to them and they employed me. The only full day I work is Monday and the rest of the time it is half days with 2 full days off :) Its varied work with design and printing of advertising, stock control and pricing. I am happy and I can pay the bills, and its very close to home.
I have been stitching on my HAED, and Christmas ornaments, and another small CCN. I wont show you the ornaments until they are all finished.
But till then, here are some of my NZ Native photos for you to look at, These are all taken at Karori Wildlife Sanctuary where I spend a lot of my time these days.....
One of many Tuatara that I photographed one day not that long ago...the day had warmed up and they all came out to bask in the warmth.
A cheeky kaka having a drink
A Scaup or Papango
A fledgling NZ Falcon or Karearea
A North Island Robin or Toutouwai
The 2 resident Takahe....T2 and Puffin
One of our kiwis was released into the wild a month ago (which brings the number to 49 with transmitters on that we are monitoring), she has been named Anna, and I was asked to do the photos of the day, so here is a cute close up of her....
Sorry there are no stitching photos....I hope you enjoy these ones instead :)
Winter Reindeer and Chickadees
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