Thursday, April 7, 2011


Not much stitching happening around here at the moment apart from very repetitious things. I've made 20 fabric rubbish containers (with plastic tub insert) for participants in a class I'm teaching this weekend. They are very quick and easy to make and make a very small dent in my fabric collection!
And I'm cutting up metres and metres of fabric that will be packaged up and presented to delegates at a quilting conference later this year.
A perfect autumn morning at the beach this morning - cool, sunny and crystal clear water! (Click on photos for a close-up.)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Hunting for ants!

We had a visitor in the backyard yesterday! An echidna digging around looking for ants. He was quite happy for us to get close. I guess with all those spines you don't need to worry about predators.
I made an echidna quilt many years ago that included an echidna, an echidna train (several males follow the female around!), a puggle in the nest (a puggle is a baby echidna), and some flora and fauna from the bush. It's hard to see but there are ants stamped on the central background fabric.  Sorry about the quality of the photo, it's a photo of a photo!  No digital camera in those days!