Wednesday, 25 February 2015

WIP Wednesday!

That's quilty speak for "work in progress" for the non quilting readers...

I don't seem to find time to read these days, but not that long go we shared a book at my book club called The Art of Racing in The Rain. Garth Stein wrote a great story that made me laugh and cry, and it was told from the viewpoint of the dog. During the course of the story the dog gets into a little trouble here and there and he blames his destructive behavior on the toy zebras... always noting, "The zebras are everywhere."

A friend of mine dropped off a fun gift yesterday, she is a fabulous artist and an absolute gem of a human being. I am proud to own a couple of Sarah Irwin's original paintings. We both loved this book, especially the bit about the zebras!

Easy to see that Sarah lit my brain on fire with her black and white, zebra eating, scruff of a dog. I set to work rather quickly- draw, cut, stick, stitch. It was one of those "Must. Get. Idea. Out." moments. It's hard to think about anything else with a fire burning in your imagination, it's also hard to force sleep at midnight when your mind is still smouldering knowing the alarm will scream before 6am. He's not done, lot's of thread painting to do and then he'll need to be quilted, but he's coming to life! If I knew anything at all about link party's or online quilting bee's,  I'd put the same links on here that I see weekly on my peeps blogs, but alas, I don't have a freaking clue how to make that happen. Maybe the zebras are to blame?

The zebras are everywhere...and they're watching. 


  1. oh my you are so creative... cannot wait to see how that zebra comes out! and I can teach you about link stuff! Will I see you on Saturday? I am bringing my computer, we could have a lesson!

  2. Isn't it fun when your brain explodes with ideas. Looking forward to the end result.

  3. Can't wait to see this up close. It looks amazing! Great that we get to see what is going on in your head. We definitely need to get some time to spend on helping with you with your blog. See you soon!

  4. Fantastic!! (you'll figure out the linky things - AFTER the zebra says it's time!)