Thursday, October 10, 2013

A new species of beetle......

Yesterday I got an envelope postmarked "Goomalling".... never heard of it... had to google it...

I was very worried that someone was sending me dodgy stuff as it had been marked with Australian Border Security and wrapped in plastic...


 I did a funny beetle typed dance when I saw what was in there.... just brilliant...


a few weeks ago I remarked about finding beetles amongst the rhododendrons and between Bev and I we had an email chat about these foreign import beetles that got through the border! 

(Australia is extremely careful about what creatures and plants come through to avoid problems here - I was lucky to get passed!)


.. isn't this just so clever.....


this is a very beautiful beetle as you can see and if you give it a squeeze it smells of lavender!  

Thank you so much Bev.. you made my day... and how nice to have a beetle named after me!

Righto, Gotto Go and make sure that beetle doesn't escape this house...


24 comments:

Christine M said...

How clever is Bev! Such a lovely gift for you Fiona.

Elyte said...

Love the thought and creativity.
My husband had family in Goomalling once upon a time.

Anonymous said...

lol what a clever lady Bev is and what a wonderful gift,you are famous now that you have a beetle named after you,lol.xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

LOL! That is so cute. Bev is so clever. I am sure I caught a glimpse of one of those beetles in your photo.

Linda said...

What a lovely surprise for you. So creative.

sunny said...

I don't like bugs of any kind, but this one IS kinda cute.

Bev C said...

Hello Fiona,

Happy days with your beetle.Glad she arrived back safely.

Happy days.
Bev.

Jeanette said...

Very lovely. Hugs,xx

Jan said...

I always thought you were a rare beastie, Fiona - now Bev has made it official. What a great gift.

Jennifer said...

What a fun gift! I've never heard of Goomalling either.

Sue B said...

So lovely of Bev to make this for you, and it is a smart looking beetle at that. I am a dragonfly girl, have them everywhere including a tattoo on me :)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

LOL...very cleaver

marina said...

funnily enough when I started to read Bev's post and saw the beetle's name I immediately though of you straight away! lol I had a giggle when I read on and it was about you....

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

How clever is Bev....better check she hasn't escaped LOL!

Cheryll said...

Perfectly wonderful! :)

Karen said...

This is great fun, and it looks wonderful. Well done Bev, and lucky
you!

Susan said...

what a wonderful surprise!! Very creative of Bev.....

Maria said...

LOL sew cute..

Josie said...

Wow... that beetle is beautiful but scary. I'm a wuss when it comes to bugs! ;o) Bev is very talented and obviously a great friend. Loved your surprise.

Lin said...

It's lovely and such a good idea.

Jane Galley said...

What a beautifully personalised gift, it's fabulous. Makes you wonder what customs thought of it, lol

Joy McD said...

LOL! How cute and special!! xxx

Charlie and Wendy said...

How clever! What a gorgeous beetle pincushion, hugs Wendy

Nicky said...

Too cute! Now that is a one of kind creature... what a sweet gift from Bev.

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