Lyn asked what a "dickie bird" is and it means a small bird. It is also cockney rhyming slang: I didn't say a dickie bird (word). A spuggy is Geordie (Northern English) for sparrow. I know I have mentioned this before but we have new readers :)
An Ironing Board
I've discovered a new use for my ironing board besides ironing :) says I with a slightly evil grin like a cheshire cat. I have been using it as a work table for my wood quilt project, lower it for drilling holes, heighten it when I need to sew the pieces together. I don't have to keep getting up and down like a yo yo, which was doing a number on my back.
I am painting wood with acrylic and oil, then cutting out the patches on a scroll saw, drilling holes and then stitching together with plastic coated wire (from the electronic store filled with bins of parts and wires-oh it was heaven for an assemblage artist) .
This isn't the first time I have stitched wood together, but not as a quilt.The first time was when I stitched these panels together for this piece called "sacrificial sundae" and I really liked the effect.