Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year

I started the New Year having breakfast outside watching a crazy group of eight New Holland Honeyeaters playing, eating and flying in and out of the grevilleas in the back yard.

As well as using the zoom lens, I was beginning to wonder if I needed to use the sports setting to get photos of the birds as they zoomed in and out of the shrubs.  They are little, noisy and fast!

I spent some time today dreaming about what I could make this year.  At the top of the list was this cute fq bundle which has been maturing in my stash for about a month.

It is perfect for Retro Hoot Owls from the Debbie Mumm book 25 Years of Quilts.  So today I planned, pressed, read and reread the instructions for the project, which will be my first for 2013.


  1. It's such fun watching birds... those look very cute and your 'matured' fabrics will be lovely made up.... a great start to what I hope will be a great year.

  2. Love the fabric bundle. I googled Hoot Owl quilts, and I think those will make a terrific one! :)

    Happy New Year, Sue!

  3. Oh, I can't wait to see it grow, great fabric choice

  4. Hi Sue,
    My calender arrived today thanks so much... I love it... just perfect and I am filling it already.... I do hope the diary has arrived ... or at least is nearby....
    Happy New Year....