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Monday, December 14, 2015

The elusive Spiky

We have a little echidna who lives in our garden.
One day the dogs were barking furiously and little Maxie was hiding by the back door.  I was a bit concerned as I thought there could be a snake in the garden, so out I went to investigate.  To my astonishment toddling across our brick paved patio was a sweet little echidna, closely followed by a funny little black and white spotted dog - Belly B - sniffing at his back.  Spiky seemed totally unperturbed by the situation.  I ran inside to get the camera, but by the time I found it, he was tunnelling under the boy's old cubby, where I now know he lives.
It is very thrilling to have these interactions with native creatures when you live in suburbia.
The other day I was browsing in a Christmas shop, and there I found the perfect tribute to Spiky.
 Over at fabulous Diary of a Quilter, Amy very kindly shared a tutorial to make this sweet block.
If you would like to see how they are made please follow this LINK.  You will also find a multitude of other fabulous things.  Many many thanks to Amy.
Hope you have the happiest of days


  1. very cute Spikey decoration.... I think echindna's are my most favourite.... snuffle snuffle, wiggle wiggle

  2. oh he is very cute Mel xx

  3. Spikey would be rather confident considering he is wearing a lovely suit of armour . It is so nice to know that these critters are around still. Thanks for making me smile.

  4. Oh how cute is he! Is it like an australian hedgehog or do you get hedgehogs too?

  5. How exciting to have an echidna in your garden!



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