Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Thank you for keeping fingers x-ed

This morning, starting with a gesture of optimism, he was right indeed. They want him, they just aren't sure in which one of their houses. It is a large furniture store with numerous shops around Hamburg. They want him for a leading function. He said, the interview was perfect, friendly and harmonious. Mutual liking. He doesn't have a contract yet, but he's "inside", he said with conviction. "Munich is such a tiny dot on the horizon, getting smaller all the time", he added. -- And off he went to his old job.
The painting beside him is "Tea Tree" by Martin Harms, a German painter who lived and worked in New Zealand for more than 25 years. He is a close friend of my brother and gave me this painting.


Today I finished the chicken shack quilt, and it will be a cushion cover. The circular quilting around each bird has shaped the surface into a hill landscape. Which creates new ideas.

12 comments:

jude said...

oh, hip hip hurray! great news.

the quilt is just fabulous. i know those little hills. i used to try to avoid them but actually it is an interesting texture isn't it?

jude said...

and oh yes, i forgot to mention how much i like how the center has overflowed its borders....very nice!

Deb G said...

The quilt turned out great! I like the way you moved from center to border too. Glad that things went well for the interview.

Chris Gray Textile Art said...

Yey! Great news!


...Great Quilt!....

Diane said...

SO good to hear! Very happy for you both.
The quilt turned out great, the hills just give it more personality!

Rayna said...

Hooray!!

ArtSparker said...

Wow, that is great. In the states they make you go back several times. And the best of all possible worlds, he feels good about them.

I like his tolerant facial expression in the photo.

The quilt looks lovely.

Eva said...

Thank you all! Jude, it is evident that the chicks are trying to escape, so this gave the idea to let them get over the edge. And, moreover, the gate -- lower right -- is broken. The hill idea is to be tried on Hill fabrics, I decided.
Susan, he is tolerant, indeed, that's why our relationship works. :-)

ArtSparker said...

Oh, I just realized the chickens also remind me of clapping hands, and then again you can make a shadow chicken with your hands.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

So happy for you and you husband. He is very handsome Eva!

The quilt is wonderful....so exciting with lots of activity. Great idea to let the chickens escape!

Lauren said...

oh my gosh, eva, this is gorgeous!

Judy said...

so glad things are working out for you to stay in Hamburg! ;-)
I love your chicken shack quilt! The blues are fabulous!

xo