My hand holding up one of the Christmas cactus ( not in NZ its a Zygo Cactus ) flowers.
Day 50 but the first day at Level 2 in NZ. ( less restrictions ) A week since I posted anything.Some progress has been made however ...small steps. Yesterday I went and shopped by myself at my usual NW. I hadn't forgotten how to drive or how to shop...it ended up being rather a big order but at least it was all stuff I needed.and the right amounts. I even got a carry bag of hi grade flour so I can keep making bread.. The sparsest area in the shop was the Magazine section where we no longer have the NZ Listener or North and South mag or NZ W Weekly etc etc. We previously got the Listener on Subscription so I must watch they don't continue to charge for it. No refunds on copies we didn't get.
( all were being published by an overseas company so they don't give a ....... I do hope some of the writers decide to start a new in depth enquiring publication.)( they must all be out of jobs? )
The Spider lily is all out now.
This planter is looking quite well. It has very little soil in it.
Just to take a photo of my progress I laid the 9 patch blocks out. The ones at the bottom are sewn together the ones at the top not yet.
I moved them to show how wide and long I think it needs to be
( 4 by 5 )
I have enough of the coloured middle blocks ( pink, blue,orange etc) but need to go to my stash and find some more light greens. The tags just say top left block one etc.
This may not be their final place.
It doesn't matter a lot as this is stage one. In stage 2 each 9 patch gets horizontally and vertically cut through the middle and this creates some much smaller pieces . It ends with a totally different appearance. I can then decide on one of about 6 different layouts.