It is done- you were right Kristin- it was one of the forest pieces. I however want to oultine the trees a bit more heavily, and the binding has still to go on.As you can no doubt see it is very heavily stitched.
One of the down sides of being a textile itinerant is that no one cleans your oven whilst you are away- I try and keep on top of it by cleaning before i go but I don't know what they have done to it this time- I have scrubbed and scrubbed but I don't think I will ever get totally rid of whatever they did to it.
And today sitting and sewing I was ruminating about the good old Aussie swaggy ( hobo)- they are gone from the local scene, but when we first arrived in Australia they were still around. I remember one old chap in Numurkah who could play a mean tune on a gum leaf and really did have a swag on a stick- now that would be a fun exhibition to mount- the essential swag!