Saturday, October 24, 2009

Getting Closure



This post is really about zips, (even though it looks like it should be about knees) but first it’s about back seat driving. I’m a shocker. This is why the Mr and I have a set-in-stone agreement that if he drives, I crochet. This is why I am certain I’ll finish my circle-in-a-square blanket.



The same can be said for back seat photography. The Mr was asked if he could take some snaps of the Ikea fabric skirt (which is held together by a ZIP). Things were just starting to get arduous (upset kid, too blurry – my fault for setting the camera up wrong, both of us wanting it our way), when the Mr called my bluff, demanded I have a taste of my own medicine and jump on the trampoline.



Just as it works when I get the kids up there, the effort of maintaining a demure but airborne pose, while in a skirt and not falling on my head, put an end to being all art director-y. I do apologise for the excess of knee. I do apologise to John the neighbour, who may have been alarmed at the intermittent head above the fence line, or merely the notion of me on a trampoline.



All I really wanted to say in this post, is that I now have zip closure. I haven’t the foggiest what all my terror, hysterics and ‘I should just do a course!’ were about. Admittedly, we’re talking invisible zip, but honestly, next time I come over all drama queen, I think I’ll quietly sit and take a moment.

PS. This has nothing to do with zips, knees or back seat driving. It has everything to do with something far lovelier: The Quilt Project. It was inspired from the start. At the unveiling last night, there were plenty of WOW! moments standing back, seeing the gorgeousness of the finished piece, (it’s HUGE), as well as the up-close, crafted detail. My heartfelt thanks to Kirsty for being the chief inspirer and bringing it all together: the idea, the people, each and every one of those individual squares!

23 comments:

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Is there nothing you can't do ? Trampolining and zips . Obviously next it'll be trampolining while putting a zip in .
I must buy something bouncy for argumentative moments . Haven't got room ( or the knees ) for a trampoline . Perhaps a Skippy Ball would do as well .

Gina said...

Tania that skirt is fabulous, as are your knees, and I have no doubt that John the neighbour was more than a little happy to see your face (etc?!) popping up above the fence line.

These photos are really terrific. Glad you handed the reins over to the Mr, albeit briefly...

Mel said...

Hmmm can't seem to get a little ditty by ZZ top outta my head for some reason .... !

A big congratulations for two things - firstly a ZIP!? You're now officially my hero. Secondly the Quilt Project. What an awesome thing to be a part of and your part was fantastic.

Love the fabric of the skirt too. Did you follow a pattern or wing it?

Andi said...

Nice legs love!!

Madeline said...

Congrats on conquering zips! And, your knees are quite lovely, by the way.

Nikki Cardigan said...

Well it's 7:52am and where is my Sunday going to go now? Surely you on a trampoline would be the highlight!

Gorgeous skirt. And well done on overcoming the zip fear. I look forward to seeing everything you make now zipped up nicely!

Mookah said...

Geogous skirt and those legs aren't bad either! I actually just bought some of that fabric last week with nothing in particular in mind.....

Liam's Mummy said...

I'm a bit envious of those knees! Lovely skirt too!

One Flew Over said...

Well done for conquering the zip...I'm not sure what all the fuss with zips is about but before I tried to sew a zip I recall the sheer terror of contemplating it. In fact, I am certain there is someone out there working pretty hard for Mr Zip.

PS: Nice skirt
PSS: A lovely set of pins x

beck said...

My goodness. My, my, my. Not only are you the Queen of Post Titles, not only can you do zips but you also have an excellent set of pins, and some seriously amazing knees. NOT ONLY THAT but you also do photo shoots on the tramp. Wow, wow, wow! xo

peppermintpatcher said...

Creativity meets athleticism? I'm most impressed!

ange_moore said...

Gorgeous skirt - the fabric is perfect for a skirt. And congrats on conquering the zipper (and the trampoline)!

Sandrine said...

Ohh I have plan trip to the "Alibaba shop" soon...guess what I might be huntig for some fabrics!!How fun pics!!

Fran said...

I have swooned over that fabric many a time at Ikea only to leave without purchasing any because I just couldn't visualise what I could use it for - this skirt is FanTASTic!! Once again, very inspiring............ (great photo's too by the way):-D

craftschmaft said...

Check out your pins!!! Love the fabric in the skirt, especially the placement of pattern. Congratulations on the quilt - the whole thing looks amazing and I really love your square. You are absolutely right Tania, there's no place like home.

Jo James said...

Adorable skirt, and appropriately adorable knees too.
That Quilt Project is brilliant!

Karin said...

I had to laugh out loud when you wrote about your head appearing above your neighbour's fence. I can really see it in my head :-)

Anyway, the skirt looks lovely. And your knees too. Nothing wrong with those!

Kirsty said...

I love these shots...just fabulous.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Love the post! Reminds me of whenever I ask my hubby to help me with anything "arty" - I'm a very bossy director :0

Great skirt and very cute knees. Congrats on the zip too!

sophie said...

I'm just going to put it out there and say that you've got great legs!

FWOG. A blog. By Fi and Wendy. said...

Well, I for one was just the teensiest bit nervous at all that trampoline stuff and progressive photos – remembering your post from Sunday, October 11:
"I was ready to jump onto the trampoline and come over all Geoffrey Rush in Shine. Then I remembered that the true spirit of that movie scene involves nudity, except for a trenchcoat and earphones."

Fabulous legs and brilliant title.
W

Kylie said...

But those photos are fantastic! Love them. That skirt is looking great - fabulous fabric too! Love the quilt - it is just so gorgeous and special :)

Jo said...

I definitely want to make this skirt now, yours looks fantastic! At least we won't run into each other in the same skirt, you being a Melbourne girl and me Sydney.

And I must say that I have knee envy - even when I was younger mine were never that good :-)