Yesterday I had to have a very large cleanup in my workroom to find some stuff which I really needed. I came across this bag which I thought I would show you before I returned it to its proper home downstairs. About twenty years ago, I made this bag in a workshop with Gabriella Verstraaten. This was one of my earliest ventures into textile art and Gabriella is such a gifted teacher. We had so much fun, she taught us how to change the colour of a piece totally by overlaying some organza - I can;t find any of the original pieces of fabric I used, it was a horribly garish orangy colour, overlayed with a browny gold organza.
The sunbirds have come back to build another next at the Gardens - again on the creeper right over the stairs where everyone walks down! I am not sure if they have abandoned the nest or they are still building, I shall make enquiries.
This is the lovely flower of the Tecomanthe creeper on which the sunbirds are building their nest.
The Lagoons looked so peaceful in the late afternoon when Jock and I were walking yesterday.