In a souvenir shop in Wellington I managed to find a stand with New Zealand cross stitch bookmarks. The only one I liked and that had anything to do with the trip we'd been on (I didn't visit Queenstown at all!) was a tiki bookmark. As soon as I got back to the hotel I had to start working on it immediately. So although I haven't been stitching much I do have some progress to show.
But while we were there they gave us a map which was a craft map of Wellington and through that we found a store called Made on Marion. It was like walking into heaven. They had a bit of everything from quilting fabrics to cross stitch threads and patterns. So both of us were happy. To make it even better they had 50% off cross stitch patterns. So I may have bought a couple of kits and a big blackwork pattern.
I love the patterns I managed to find and they will always remind me of my trip to New Zealand.
Hopefully it won't be long before I finish my first bookmark.