I received this lovely page for the May swap in Fibre fever. It was made by Suzanne in Germany and I just love it. Do click on the image to enlarge it to see more detail. I can't show you the page I made for Yoke yet as she is away and has not received it yet. Now I have to think about a page on the theme of Doors for June - this is all a challenge for me and is making me do things I haven't attempted before.
This incredible paper wasp's nest was brought into the Botanic Gardens this morning while I was there. I didn't have my camera with me, but thought I would try out the camera in my new phone. It worked a treat, but then I had to work out how to get the photos onto the computer and an hour or so later I had downloaded the software the instructions said I needed - then I used the same method I have used for my other camera!!! I suppose I will use the new software sometime.
When you click to enlarge these photos you can really see the texture of the outside paper they have made, I would love to use it somehow in a textile. The wasps which build these hives are very small and almost black, quite different from the paper wasps I grew up with in southern inland Queensland. If you don't disturb the nest these wasps will apparently leave you alone and live in harmony with you - or so I am told.
I have had some comments left quite frequently on my blog from a Chinese person. I would love to reply, but I cannot understand Chinese and I can't manage to translate the comments box into English - if you read this can you please manage a translation for me.
Now it is time to take the dog for a walk, he hasn't had enough exercise lately and is getting into every sort of mischief he can find.