Thursday, January 19, 2012


Oh boy have we all got the summer snoozies today. It was a hot day yesterday, and a warm night last night, and the cockies woke us up before 7 with their ridiculous screeching ... right now the air is still and fresh and clear, and it's shaping up to be a scorcher. And it is so very very difficult to do anything but sit and read a book. The boys had watermelon for breakfast, and that's all they need.

A good-looking bird but the noise they make is unbelievable. This is on our bird-feeder, maybe we shouldn't encourage them...

Here is my Florabunda Jacobs Ladder - now re-named Tahitian Women after this picture - the one on the right (when Wikipedia stops protesting, which I support fully) where the girl is wearing the pink dress. If your computer monitor is anything like mine it won't be at all true to colour - this picture was in the Musee d'Orsay exhibition I saw twice at the NGA in 2010 and the colours are breathtakingly beautiful.

It's a clear warm yellow and perfect rose pink ... apparently you're meant to think about the nature of colonialism and change when you see this picture - I thought "pretty!! such pretty colours!!!" and it's been at the back of my mind ever since. So this quilt is now "Tahitian Women". I went with six-inch squares for a border in the end - pieced, but not too much. I'm hand quilting it in big stitch with perle thread because the Cheese on Toast was so much fun to do and I liked the result.


  1. love it, love it, love it!

    and i support the online protest today also...

  2. Lovely quilt. I like the colours too. As for colonialism, it wouldn't look like that.
    I like the way the other colours show through the pinks.

    As the rain beats down outside and the freezing wind blows through the trees, I spent a minute with you in that scorching sunshine.

    Oh well, now to put on the fan heater!