What a Dick!
As the world laughs at our Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, for blatantly disregarding the voice of the Australian people and his own ministers in regards to marriage equality, I can’t help but think one thing: “What a dick!” Like seriously, how do you live your life at this moment in time, knowing you have denied happiness (and the economic fortune that happiness and marriage equality has proven to create) to
thousands millions of your citizens? Again I say, “What a dick!” When your own sister is in a long-term same-sex relationship, and you figuratively slap her across the face with your own out-dated predilections, all I can think is the dinner table conversation where she says, “What a dick!” I appreciate running a country is a tough job, and I know it must be challenging divorcing your personal religious beliefs to those of what should be a neutral government, but really, being a good human being is not hard. So Tony Abbott, let the world laugh at you, and let me join them in forever remembering “What a dick!” you are today, and forever will be.
Now, segue let’s look at pretty pictures of this cushion I made! This is one of my all time favourites for several reasons. Firstly, look at the zillion pieces just in this 15″ cushion. Even though I was using the amazing Bloc_Loc Diamond in a Triangle ruler (it’s so rare, good luck finding it!) it still took oodles of time cutting all those pieces. A whole quilt like this, yikes!
But what is that amazing fabric, you ask?! Well, it’s only the most magnificent Shimmer 2 by Jennifer Sampou which is hitting stores later this month. (You can sue more photos of its iridescent beauty in Sunday Stash #123). Start pulling the loose change out from underneath the couch cushions because you are gonna need some of this! This time around there are feathers and shiny disco balls — need I say more?! Cue the Madonna video!!!
It was only fitting that for the back I used a faux suede called Sensuede (from Sunday Stash #100 — see, I do use my fabrics!) I had never sewn with Sensuede before, but it acted just like any other cotton fabric, except don’t iron it! :::sideways glance::: Don’t ask me how I know that. Now here’s the part of the story where I come full circle. Last week I gifted this cushion to my female jeweller, Foebe, as a thank you for her constant support in helping me find the perfect engagement ring for the man (gasp!) that I love. She was completely enamoured, even going so far as to say how diverse her current collection of cushions is!! Perfect response, right? Suffice to say, if you’re a dick, you don’t get a cushion.