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