I'm still plugging away at the peacock feathers - have got about 3/4 of the top done now but I've run out of thread so I'll have to have a break until more arrives. The tension on the back has it's own charming idiosyncrasies - when the new thread comes I'm going to tie something round the foot like Keryn and see if that improves it.
I saw on Alison's blog this morning that she took a class where they were given this non-slip rubberised stuff to use when quilting. I've been using it to do the peacock feathers and it's fabulous, it really grips the top because you can press your whole palm on it and not just the tips of your fingers - I'm sure it's better for your wrists and it's dead cheap too.
'Fraid that's about it from me - my job is getting just a tad stressful at the moment - I think it's stifling my creativity a bit.