Saturday, October 24, 2009
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!