I have finally finished quilting my blue and green snail trails - now called "Four Metre Swell" because it reminds me of sea and waves. Mind you everything reminds of the sea at the moment ... I have spent the week at work and it is all very boring and not nearly as much fun as splashing around in the ocean and being on holiday. Sigh. I have also been back on the useful public servant superannuation estimator, where you plug your figures in and it tells you what your pension will be. Not that I qualify for another ten years, and I should of course stay at work much longer if I want to be properly solvent, but I still go on and daydream about a small income stream. I could grow my own vegetables? be more frugal?
I had to hang it indoors (using Michelle's excellent skirt hanger trick! Awesome!) because it is finally raining and cool here in Canberra after a nasty week of over 35 temps. Not that it affected me much because I spent it in air-conditioning at work, but the short bursts in between were horribly hot. We went back to IKEA last night and actually spent a large sum of money on flat-pack furniture for the family room. I would show a photo but it's still in the flat stage ... we'll see how long it takes to put it together.
Here's a distance shot, showing the tinsel (we haven't taken the Christmas decorations down yet, slackers), the photo of the boys and the nude lady pastel. We bought it ages ago from a local art show and really liked it until a friend came round, did a double take and said "is she having a wank??" and we have never been able to feel quite the same about it again. But still it hangs there.
This is a shot of the quilting. Big fat feathers - I've done them before and I'm sure I'll do them again because it comes up so nicely.