Sunday, November 04, 2007

Out on a limbo...again


It's a little known fact that I have a bit of a thing for reptiles. Incidentally, New Zealand has practically NO nasty venomous biting stinging thingies. We have a native spider that can bite fatally but it's so rare, most people wouldn't see one in a lifetime. The Aussies have donated some red back spiders that bite but again, these aren't common. We have no snakes, enormous centipedes, scorpions or other nasties. Anyway...I digress...when I'm in limbo (happening a bit lately) I like to do some soothing hand work (I chew my nails too, but you don't want photos of that) and what I have is blocks of lizards and frogs:
They were made some time ago, all on the same background fabric that I can't find any more of. I'm making some more lizards at present (yes, I'm in limbo AGAIN) on Blended fabric, but I'm just not sure what to do with these guys. Any ideas?

As for the Current Situation......as you know, I have recently sold my house, bought another, left my job, found another, moved and all that. Yes, thank you, I'm settling in nicely in Rangiora, it's a very pleasant town. However, I now find myself unhappy with the job I have. I won't bore you with the details, but I don't do a job where I get paid just for turning up. Oh no. I live on commission which can be a hard, hard way to earn an income, but when all goes well, it 's also a good one.

This week, I've been offered the opportunity to buy my own financial services business, MINE ALL MINE, something I had never considered before as I thought it was beyond my means. I have already decided to proceed, but first, I need finance, and quite a bit of it (by my standards). This is what I'm waiting to hear about, and why I'm chewing my nails. But that's not all I'm doing.....inspired by the latest Quilting Arts magazine, I've made (but not quite completed) this book wrap out of rust dyed fabric. Ahhhh......if only someone would pay me to do this sort of thing all day!

10 comments:

Sheila said...

How big are the lizards and frogs? They could be combined with some great lime green border. You probably need a few more on a different background. I like the lizards---Gecko? Great shape.

Shirley Goodwin said...

The blocks are 11" square unfinished. In case it's not obvious from the photos, I have blanket stitched around the outsides - hence my remark about hand work.

Annica said...

Keeping my fingers crossed that everything will work out for you. The bookwrap is gorgeous!

MargaretR said...

I love the lizards and frogs. Do you want to use them all in one large piece or individually? Would they make bags with lots of free machining? Not being a dedicated quilter my thoughts turn to stitching.
Lovely to catch up with you again. All the best if you do decide on going foreward with the new venture!

Dianne said...

I love your critters!! My boys would love these made into a quilt. Or Mags idea about making them into bags is a good one. The bookwrap is great. I was really interested in that article in QA too.

joyce said...

I think they'd make wonderful bags. Good luck with the business start up.

Valeri said...

Earning money is such a bore isn't it! You need to find a rich sugar daddy! Grin!

loulee1 said...

Why don't you sash your critters and make them into a quilt top. I like them and I reckon any little boy would delight at having a bed full of them.
Good luck with your business venture.

Ali Honey said...

I think Limbo must be going around.....I have it too!

The lizards and frogs are great. You could make a huge be jewelled one as a centrpiece with these as a surround.

Deb R said...

Wow, Shirley, that's big news! Fingers crossed that it all works out for you.

I really like the lizards and the rust wrap piece!