Tuesday morning Pitch and Stitch - 10.00am to 1.00pm

Tuesday morning Pitch and Stitch - 10.00am to 1.00pm
This hanging from Annie Downs' Hatched and Patched book should be in every caravan as a cushion or decoration!

Monday, 25 June 2012

Glow worm time

Should have some good photos on the next post of the Medallion Quilt day on wednesday and the willow weaving day on Thursday.
I don't have much to show for the last month - I have finished sewing my kneeler but I haven't finished stretching it into shape to fit over the block.  In fact, everyone was quite amused last week when they asked what I was doing - I had a damp tea towel and was pushing  it down onto the tapestry and explained that that was what the instructions said.  They looked at me so I quoted the instructions "press into shape with a damp cloth".  Well - I didn't think it was that funny, it should have said "press into shape with an iron over a damp cloth" if that was what was expected.
Anyway, I'm still pressing.
In the meantime it's glow worm season so I've been out trying to photograph them - and not very successfully.  If I use a flash I get this:
No - I can't see it either.
And without a flash I get this:

or this:

Neither of which are very effective.  If you want to know what they look like, this is one we brought in (and obviously put out again afterwards).
It's the females who shine their lights to attract the males who are flying around.  They are very bright - the first time I saw one I was driving home and as I turned into the drive thought the bright green light was a piece of glass reflecting my headlights, but as I drove past it continued to shine so I stopped and went to investigate.  I was very excited and look out for them every year now.  Very pleased to see them on our front lawn this year.