blogger has loaded these photos in a strange order, not sure why. This is a photo of one of the Flindersias in the botanic Gardens - taken when Jock and I went walking a couple of days ago. I had forgotten to take my camera, so the photos are from my mobile phone, the closeups are not as good.
This is a closer vision of the lovely creamy flowers which cover it.
Isn't this fabric page lovely? Maureen from Victoria made it for me and I just love it. She had had the pattern for a very long time, so could not buy the correct threads, but nobody could possibly tell. The post came faster from her house to my house than mine went to her - but that is Australia Post for you.
My neighbour's orchids are blooming again, nearly a month early this year. I don't know the name of them, but they came from her son-in-law's rainforest property just south of Cairns in far north Queensland. They make a really brilliant show, even when taken with my phone. Who would have thought a few years ago that we would be taking photos with a phone!!
My new book has finally dried out so now I am drooling and wishing I could stop everything else just to try out all the luscious techniques so beautifully illustrated in it.
I have been playing with my versa-tool, I don't think I would bother trying to transfer images with it, but it cuts through very heavy pellon just like butter. I can't show you what I have done though as it is the next fabric page I am doing for fibre-fever - later, when she has received it. Now I am going back to keep working on it.