I wen t through my stash of UFOs and found the blue and green tumbler quilt that I started in January 2010. Last time I went to Tricia's I looked for a nice batik for the border, and could find nothing that suited. I wanted it finished, so I decided I would use a combination of batik pieces, none of them ideal, but I just wanted the thing over and done with. Imagine my surprise to find that it had been packed away with a piece of lovely batik fabric, the perfect border. I dimly remember buying it; in fact I blogged about buying it at Tricia's and then leaving the bag at John's place so I couldn't finish the quilt. Somewhere along the line I went back to Adelaide, picked up the fabric and packed it away with the quilt. I just have no memory of that. It's a bit of a worry.
I love how this turned out, I think I could seriously fall in love with batiks.
The bushfire which has been burning for over three weeks was thought to be contained. It flared up again yesterday, and has burnt out an incredible amount of new bushland, in one of our most beautiful valleys. There are dozens of homes and families at risk, and countless animals; what remained of the forestry area is threatened, as are three towns. It's just appalling. Standing at my back door at 11pm the sky to the north was pulsing and glowing red, and Mereth and I went for a drive to the top of the hill to see what was happening.
It was strangely beautiful, except for the insane destruction it is causing.
We drove along the main highway for a bit, and watched the flames pouring down the slopes like lava. It was utterly horrible.