In Punakaiki, at the gallery there that I always love, Alex showed me a few sets of earrings he thought I'd like. Being paua and silver they were pretty but didn't capture me. The two rows of NZ timber turned into photograph frames however did.
It took ages it seemed to pick a frame that Alex and I both liked the look of. In the end I opted for the NZ Beech 5x7 frame - it'll go with the dresser and desk we have that one of his great grandfather's made. I'm looking at it as a holiday frame to put a holiday photo in. Just gotta pick a photo!
In Te Anau at Silken Spindles I scored these two knitting tools: a darning egg/ball and a larger darning mushroom. I don't do stockings or socks, but the egg may be useful for weaving ends in of gloves, saving my hand from the job. The mushroom is for large repairs which, presently, none of my items need but may in the future.
The egg/ball is NZ Beech, the mushroom my beloved Rimu.