We've had plenty of grey skies and life has been rather on the grey side sitting at a computer manipulating pages of text, so it was wonderful to get some colour back into life! As soon as we arrived, we saw one of these:
A pale-headed rosella. The blue and yellow back and firey red tummy is just a gorgeous mix of colour - good quilt colours.
It wasn't long before one of these robins came out to greet us:
They make an amazing splash of colour hopping from the ground to their favourite spot on the side of a tree trunk.
Then we saw a flash of tan in the sunshine as the Rufous Fantails displayed their beautiful rich brown colour:
And even the usually drab waders excited us. They are all colouring up into their reddish breeding colours before they soon take off on their 12,000 km journey back to Siberia, Mongolia, China, Japan and Alaska. It was very refreshing and lovely to have colour in our world again.
The latest issue of Australian Country Craft & Decorating arrived in the mail this week. It has some colour in it too - some ruby red silk:
This is my Roses are Red pincushion and scissor keep - bulliion roses, beading, cord and a lovely centre rose. I was thinking 'elegant' when I designed this one.
As there's been very little stitching done this week, I will show you someone else's lovely work! I recently received back from sweet Dawn, my quilt which I had sent to have professionally quilted.