Friday, July 20, 2007

It has to be gremlins

Well, after perusing all of the comments and much cogitation I decided to go with the original quilting plan [ for this one anyway ] and use the text horizontally. Apart from anything else it really does fit better that way.
So on Wednesday I hauled my gear over to the Maryborough Gallery and proceeded to baste, mark and quilt the piece. I even remembered to take my glasses this time. It is amazing how much difference it makes when one can actually SEE.
All according to plan, although it probably didn't do a lot for my powers of concentration that several people felt that they needed to watch closely and ask constant questions ...still it was duly done, packed up and carried off home in triumph, stopping only to admire the lambs by the roadside. [ yes Caity, I know, SHEEPIES ]
Fast forward a few hours and all I can think is that there must have been evil forces at work in my sewing room. The Anti-elves MUST have decided to 'help'.
How else do you explain the fact that when I went to bind it yesterday I discovered that the text was on UPSIDE DOWN.
Do you think anyone will notice if I go ahead and hang it the way I was planning to?
Maybe I can make up some artspeak mumbo jumbo to justify the upsidedown quote.

Okay I'm taking myself off to the Bendigo Wool and Sheep Show for the day with Maz and Jeanette to recover and indulge in things of a wooly persuasion.


Rose Red said...

Too easy - it's because "I come from a land down under"! Or, you are subverting the normal paradigm, you rebel!

Sheepish Annie said...

Boy...that sure does sound like something I would do. Maybe this was just your way of making a hapless Sheep feel better about her "little" mistakes? It was an act of kindness, really. A very noble sacrifice...

You are a humanitarian.

sion said...

that is SO the kind of thing I would do! After a lot of swearing, I would then have a ball coming up with psychobabble/artspeak rationales for my subconscious decision to turn the world upside down.

Kathryn said...

Upside down is fine--in fact it might get people to focus more intently on the quilt. I, for one, am trying VERY HARD to read the words. I got "beautiful" but haven't a clue on the rest. Even when I made it screen size. For those of us who can't see the quilt in person I see two options for reading: stand on our heads (not likely at my age, especially not on my desk) or get some innocent passerby to hold my monitor upside down. Help!

catsmum said...

I love a sunburnt country
A land of sweeping plains
Of ragged mountain ranges
Of droughts and flooding rains
I love her far horizons
I love her jewel-sea
Her beauty and her terror
The wide brown land for me

Caitlin O'Connor said...

Homage to Mr Squiggle ("Upside down, Miss Pat!")?

I should perhaps explain about my fondness for sheepies: my maternal grandparents ran sheep/wheat on several properties near Grenfell NSW, and then later bought a property near Blayney (near Orange ) where they ran a few black faced sheep and eventually lots of fancy goats. I have always loved sheep! I get a wee bit nostalgic for their farms, I think.

RachelW said...

Well, it looks beautiful, no matter how you decide to do it. Can't wait to hear about the show!

The One and Only Nadie said...

on the plus side the slope of the narrow facets is looking much better now.

I like the land down under theory, and turning the world upside down

has caramel settled down at all? She is a beautiful girl, just not used to feline company.