Today has been a great day where I caught up with a blogging friend in person, yeah! Darlene her DH (who is a whizz at computers and got mine sorted in no time – what a gem!)and friend came to visit on their way home from the Hokitika Wild Foods Festival . It was great catching up with her again but not long enough unfortunately. This is the second time I have met Darlene here in Hoki, so I had better make sure that when DH is home we meet up on the other side of the island, and make sure Miss D is there too. We missed you Deb – hugs. I even forgot to ask Darlene which wild foods she tried and… I forgot to get the camera out – dim wit eh? Duh!
The Wildfoods Festival is held here every year and I guess is a celebration of all sorts of ‘bush tucker’. The whole town becomes inundated with thousands of people. I have heard that the town triples in size and every nook and cranny in town gets filled up with campers as there is never a spare bed at any of the hotels,motels or holiday parks'. People like Darlene and family often just come over for the day, however that’s a long drive at three hours each way. From what I have heard the entertainment is fantastic and the centre of town becomes a precinct with market stalls in the main street and a variety of performers.
Now, getting on to why I gave this post it’s title. Lately I have been really getting into little cross stitch projects and although I have Anchor and DMC stranded threads by the dozens I would like to try something new. Can any of you suggest stranded threads that give a really nice finish and are available in New Zealand and if possible where in NZ I can get them?
Thanks in advance.