Saturday, December 22, 2018

It is Summer

Which you can tell by the number of cicada shells that are appearing all around our garden.

Cicadas live underground for up to 6-7 years in Australia .  When they reach full size they dig  their way to the surface.   They generally surface about nightfall in the late spring or early summer.    They climb onto a tree trunk or other object and shed their skin for the last time. 

Some days the noise from them is quite deafening.    You can read more about them here.

Moving away from the noise of cicadas and onto some quiet sewing which took place last night during the last FNSI for 2018.   I had been "commissioned" by my mother  to make an A6 journal cover for a friend of hers.

A big thank you to Wendy for hosting FNSI during the year and I look forward to joining her and the others in 2019.   

I wish everyone a happy and safe Christmas.   Enjoy whatever way you celebrate and with who you do. 

Back soon and in the meantime

Happy sewing all

5 comments: said...

Lovely sewing Karen but I am not sure I like the sound of the insects. I don't do anything that even resembles a wasp! Take care and have a great Christmas, see you in 2019 :)

Ondrea said...

Although noisy,I love the sound of Cicadas, crickets and frogs. Beautiful journal cover. Merry Christmas.

Maria said...

Lovely journal cover to made ...
Look forward to sewing along again next year..
Enjoy Christmas..

Vicki in MN said...

Cute fabric for the journal cover. Happy holidays!

Bethan said...

I had never heard of Cicadas before - may spend a little more time reading about them! Lovely material for the journal cover. Happy New Year x