Finally my present arrived in the USA - it did take a while - but I have now heard from the recipient. [Edited: - And she has now commented - telling me how much she really loved it - and so did all her friends at Quilt Guild!!!]
I wanted something "Australian" without being too much and saw this lovely panel at the Craft show in Brisbane last October - then was lucky enough to find a perfect fabric to back and bind it with. (Thanks Bargain Box! - ever been there?? they are not too bad...I know of the ones at Capalaba and Ipswich)
[Edited: - please read her comment - its #2 - and see why she will have it with vodka!! - Sorry Marti - I think most of us Aussie will get a giggle from that!!)
Also I have signed up for Friday Night Sew In - here's the link
I would usually be sewing on Friday night anyway so may as well do it all properly and remember to post on Saturday...
I have to get "something" finished before the end of the month...oh! the pressure!!!