I have finished stitching all the squares to the background on my Travellers Blanket and I have embroidered my first one. The fabric on this one reminded me of the seed heads on the grasses that grow in the sand hills and in our front yard.
Years and years ago my mum and dad used to collect these, spray paint them white, sprinkle them with silver or gold sparkles and sell them as Christmas decorations in their interior decorating shop!
I put some in a vase on our dining table this Christmas along with some driftwood from Mission Beach.
It's been so hot here for the last three days (41C one day!) that I haven't walked on the beach, but it's been perfect for sitting in front of the air conditioner and stitching!