|I think these guys are ready to start back at school again.|
Yesterday when I went to collect the eggs, there was a new one in the coup. Definitely a new one as I've never had a brown egg before - and a different shape to the usual "roundie" and "pointie" ones. Mucho excito! One of my new "girls" has hopefully started a long life of egg producing...
I have also been making progress with my round robin project. The guidelines were to represent where you're from in a 12" block. My first instinct was the image of koru/spirals representing water/waves, family and bush. And I wanted to have a link between the elements. My original idea of doing the snowflake paper cutting didn't quite work as that gave a mirror image of the 1/4 design, and I preferred the design to flow around with each element pointing the same way. I also chose fabrics from my stash that had the right "feel", and will suggest to the other participants to utilise their stash in preference to chosing purposely bought fabrics. So I have chosen a batik motley sand, two blues and two moss fabrics. I am using freezer paper for the template, using a gluestick to turn the seam allowances over - then using a machine stitch to attach to background fabric. Once the design has been set on point it also reminds me of the whole southern cross thing... all in all, I feel very representational of my place in the world.
|Sorry, not the greatest photo - it is a very gloomy day today,|
and just enough glare to be a nuisance!