Thursday, September 16, 2010


After a trip to town the other day to our post box, I found a goodie bag from Australia. I had ordered several patterns from Judith in her August sale and was delighted to find these. Now the problem is trying to decide which one to start first.

I actually managed to get a little sewing done yesterday even though my mind was on other things which I couldn't shut off so it took me twice as long. I had noticed several times that a rather strange looking insect, it seems to have two parts to its body, very long legs, a potential long sting and a deafening buzz, had been landing and exploring one of my WIP hanging in my sewing room. Having roused myself to investigate this is what I found.

The insect had found an unlikely place to start building its nest, it was made of a clay substance that was quite hard once peeled away, we thought we could see some pupa inside so DH just relocated it away from the house. The residue did come off so the piece was saved, but I wonder what attracted it to the fabric in the first place.

This is what I was sewing, my first gift for the September EBCC, am I behind or what


  1. Hi Chrissie, what a strange place to nest - maybe it liked the colours? It is lovely stitching..... The bottle holder is such a great idea. Looks like you will be busy for a while!

  2. So glad your patterns arrived safely Chrissie, I am always pleased to hear that my overseas parcels "got there"!. Your bottle carrier is fantastic..such a good outdoor gift....well done!
    Kind Regards