the woman drinking, with a Tide box on her head

Oh. I'd kill for a drink tonight. Well not quite but I did Facebook G with the thought that if we'd gone to the supermarket on the way home this evening we could have had both alcohol and chocolate. I've seen him prowling for chocolate so I know I am right.
This woman looks like she knows she is right. The whole idea of wearing not only a laundry powder box with a hole cut out of it but a little washing line of dolls clothes while wearing a smart suit, a necklace and drinking what looks like sherry is just a bit absurd. I wonder if somewhere, there is a subtext of "up yours." Even if it she is at a come as you are party or something..... Oh crap, I didn't know.

I tried to look up the source of the photo on google but no luck.
Source: via Janet on Pinterest

washing line quilt

I like how I find washing images on Pinterest now. It seems to be a theme with some people and just by following a few, these images pop into my stream. This one immediately caught my eye and I thought of a BBQ at a friend's place and off her daughter perched right on top of the hills hoist as the light faded from the sky and the adults sipped wine and beer. They even had a swing chair attached to the line somewhere.

At our place we don't encourage swinging from the clothes line, but we haven't banned it either.

Like a good pinner, I went back to the source and found that the work is called Hoisted and is by Jenny Bowker.

She says,  "I wanted to find an image that was iconic for Australia, but not edging into kitsch. A photograph by Marc McCormack of the Cairns Post was enchanting and with his permission, I used elements of his image. It evokes the smell of sheets dried in the sunshine, the wind in drying clothes, and the glee of children swinging on that Australian icon – the Hills Hoist.  

Techniques & Materials: Hand painted and commercial fabrics, free motion stitching and painting with Tsukineko inks. Machine piecing and raw edge appliqué. Wool mix batting (60% wool, 40% polyester). Free motion quilted."