I have finished off the next applique block. It has embroidery on top of the applique.
I did the embroidery with the some silk thread that I picked up in Japan.
It looked really nice in the hank, but was not that great to work with - it shredded quite quickly.
I think I will go back to the Japanese Cosmo threads which are cotton but do have a slight sheen. I love them. They are easy to work with - come on rolls of just two strands and are nice to stitch with.
The weather in Taupo imrpoved this afternoon and we went for a long walk down the Waikato River to the Huka Falls. This is such a picturesque walk, especially at this time of year when the Autumn colour is just starting.