Friday, August 15, 2008

My PLace


I Had a Dream

I have done a number of quilts inspired by the view from my former workroom window. In the late afternoon the setting sun would backlight the thicket of trees as I looked out my window, and I would dream away, of new adventures, of hopes for my children, of new work. This is the last such forest piece I shall make, for my life has changed, my dreams have changed and I need to find a new way to dream my world.


This is my piece I have made for My Place- it has languished on the back burner for the finishing touches- but as I leave Oz on 21 August it has to be done- all the quilts have to be shipped to South Africa before I go! Brenda Gael Smith is building a My PLace website for all the pieces in the exhibtion- 90 in all from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. It is better to go and look at the website later today- I have to rephotograph some blurry images I took, before it can be completed.All the pieces are 50 cm square. I am looking forward to seeing what New Zealand and South Africa have created.

I am still in a quandary about what to do about the house- I did sign the contract but since then there have been two more phone calls- of items which will incur additional costs- survey and a stormwater pit( which has to be large as the land is level) which seems to be a new requirement from our local council- none of these items are loose change items. The annoying thing was I chose a project home so I would not have to do all this leg work ( I also have to arrange the septic and its connection) , clearance of trees- and yet here I am doing it and stressing out about it and with too little time to do it.

What I really want to do is pack my bags and move to France- but my daughter has to finish her VCE next year.

4 comments:

fulviastudio.com said...

Dijanne,

I read with trepidation of the quandary you face yet again ... still. I wish I could offer some insight--all I have to send you is good wishes, kind thoughts, and a big hug. I will be thinking of you and yours,

Fulvia
www.fulviastudio.com

Gerrie said...

So sorry to hear of your problems. On the positive side, this quilt is simply gorgeous.

Judy said...

Dear Dijanne,

I wish I could offer you a perspective on your house dilemma but nothing comes to mind. Building always seems to have escalating cost over runs.

Your quilt for the "My Place"is really lovely I went and had a look on the wedsite yesterday at the Ozzie quilt Goodluck with the deadline, the exhibition and the trip in general.

You are such a hard worker I am sure you will make the time frame.

Coral said...

I went to the quilt festival this weekend. I saw your quilt - I touched it - oops, but very gently and saw your handwriting on the back.

The festival was awesome, it was totally a sensory overload!

Yes, I am inspired!

Thank you for the information, as I would never have known the festival was going to be on if I did not read your blog.