Kia Ora! (Hello in Maori)
Today is the last day of The 100 Days Project which I wrote about in the post below.
I have had a wonderful time doing this project and managed to keep up with it even while teaching and traveling in Australia and New Zealand for the entire month of October. I filled the entire piece of linen and have a 2 1/2 inch border all around the stitched area for framing.
In the process of doing this project, I quickly realized that 10 colors of floss was not enough so I added three more - gray, brown and lavender. One of the last motifs is one I designed just for the project - a Kiwi bird with an egg sitting in a leafy nest. Since the project hails from New Zealand, I thought mine should have a related motif included in it.
On that note, on my last day in Queenstown, before flying home, my daughter, sister, niece and I all got tattoos! Getting a tattoo is the last thing that I ever thought I would do, but my daughter talked me into it. I got a small Kiwi bird on the inside of my wrist as a memento of all of the wonderful visits I've made to New Zealand.
Today, on the last day, I stitched two tiny motifs to fill in a couple of empty areas and then added my initials and the date. The completed project is below.
Now I have to come up with an idea for next year!