In the U.S., the weekend of Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and despite the unseasonably frosty morning we had, this weekend also marks the opening of our public swimming pools. Brrrrr! I certainly won't be diving in until it warms up a bit but I did think it was a good time to display my Margarita Man quilted wall hanging.
Margarita Man is the overly relaxed gentleman who rests beneath the colorful umbrella; not a care in the world, that is until he awakens with one huge hangover and two hot pink sun scorched legs! It is unfortunate for him that his friends are concentrating on their laps, paying him no mind as his pasty white pins start to sizzle.
The Water is cool, clear and chlorinated and as I look at this wavy quilting, I ask myself: "Why didn't I add some bubbles?" Hmmm!
This scenario of mine most likely bears no resemblance to that of the artist who created the artwork that I used as inspiration for this quilt, but I certainly did have fun spinning the tale. I'm not sure what Naomi Wilkinson had in mind when she created her Swimming Pool illustration but I do know that I fell instantly in love with it.
Enjoy the summer!