November 10, 2010

Quitting Quilting Quilling

my REAL wall has always been about connecting to people and since it began I’ve loved not just seeing what comes through the postbox but also what people bring me. It’s been great seeing how creative my friends are, and this one made me laugh.

Me and Elena were out with L-plate Big Cheese, who put together the phenomenally successful “Tetris Tetris Everywhere” gallery on flickr. I’ve known L-plate since we met in Romania in 2004 and she’s a huge fan of my REAL wall. Having read that Elena was learning quiLLing on my twitter feed, she decided to make Elena a little present, adapted from a quit smoking campaign mug.

However, as quiLLing is not a particularly well-known art, L-plate had assumed that Elena was into quiLTing and put one of her custom L-plates on the mug, so that it now reads “Serious about quiLTing?”. D’oh. Quitting. Quilting. Quilling. Chuh!

Keep your eyes on your postboxes for some of Elena’s quilling, as she is on a roll at the moment. And not a quilt or a cigarette in sight.

Also on the table today are a postcrossing from the US and a letter of thanks from Katie R, who has started to get her pupils into mailart at school.

In the background is a cheque from British Gas, which nearly ends the British Gas Saga. After more than 2 months they finally put back our gas meter and sent us a bouquet of flowers and possibly a pair of tickets to a west end show by means of apology, as well as this cheque, which compensates some of the costs that we had to waste. I’ll keep the grumbles aside though, as we now have gas and some compensation, so we can say that this saga is closed at last.

11 thoughts on “Quitting Quilting Quilling

  1. Cheers Andy, I loved the moment you guys first set eyes on the mug, would have loved a photo of our expressions as you guys read "quilting" and pointed out the humorous error ;))

    Glad to see the big guys at BG have been trying to rebuild the bridges with you guys, although I am still caused to shudder when I see their adverts telling me how lovely it is being one of their customers.

  2. Cheers Andy, I loved the moment you guys first set eyes on the mug, would have loved a photo of our expressions as you guys read "quilting" and pointed out the humorous error ;))

    Glad to see the big guys at BG have been trying to rebuild the bridges with you guys, although I am still caused to shudder when I see their adverts telling me how lovely it is being one of their customers.

  3. Yeah I'd never heard of it either, but Elena discovered it earlier this year and is just starting to learn how to at the moment. It's quite fun and there are some quite amazing pieces of artwork out there. It's always quite a surprise to see what comes out the other side

  4. Yeah I'd never heard of it either, but Elena discovered it earlier this year and is just starting to learn how to at the moment. It's quite fun and there are some quite amazing pieces of artwork out there. It's always quite a surprise to see what comes out the other side

  5. Some of my friends you say? I'm intrigued to think who!

    I can't wait to see these postcards – I've recieved many unique and awesome cards in the time that my REAL wall has been running and would love to add yours to these. Never had a tattoo artist on my REAL wall before so I'm intrigued to see it.

    I'll be shortly sending you some pics for pimping too, and perhaps, just maybe, you can talk me into going under the needle…

  6. Some of my friends you say? I'm intrigued to think who!

    I can't wait to see these postcards – I've recieved many unique and awesome cards in the time that my REAL wall has been running and would love to add yours to these. Never had a tattoo artist on my REAL wall before so I'm intrigued to see it.

    I'll be shortly sending you some pics for pimping too, and perhaps, just maybe, you can talk me into going under the needle…

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