Lying in bed last night, thinking of ways to save marking off the centre of each leaf, I came up with the idea of stacking each type and pulling a cotton thread through the stack, then pull off each leaf as I need it. This way the leaves will not go missing and the needle hole will mark the centre! I am looking forward to finishing these blocks - another step closer to putting the top together.
This is a quick view of what each block will look like upon completion (minus the free-motion sewing onto each leaf).
BUT, before I get going with this, I came across this beautiful view out my back door. We live against a gentle slope of a hillside and our property backs onto pure naked bush, trees and, well, forest! Since moving into our house, I have heard Kookaburra cries come from the forest - and seen some. There was a nesting pair who had a baby and I watched over many days how they would fly up to feed this little one. Too far for a decent photo at the time. Baby has now grown and I am sure that this must he him visiting this morning. These are my favourite birds. See for yourself!