I have always wanted to go to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, but never more than right now. Just opened, Quilts 1700 to 2010 is the V&A’s first exhibit (ever!) of British quilts from 1700 to the present day. The “present day” stuff doesn’t excite me much, but the “1700″ on part makes me weak in the knees. To make matters worse, the museum I work for (New England Quilt Museum) is sponsoring a trip to the exhibit in April! Not that I could afford to go anyway, but I’ve actually been designated as the person to stay home, mind the store and be responsible. Sucks to be Cinderella.
Meanwhile, I’ll have to content myself with reading the Curator’s Blog and playing around on the Virtual Gallery web pages. PS – somebody on that tour better bring home some fat quarter trip treats or there will be one peevish staff member lurking about in the galleries.
…..you make lemonade, right? And when a well-intentioned sewing project goes south with a bullet….make it in to a potholder. This was going to be a little cosmetic case, but the binding was a disaster, and what looked easy as a concept turned out a little more complicated.
So, I doubled up the length of it and threw a binding on all 4 sides. It isn’t a cost-effective potholder, but I hate to waste it and the whole project was just not salvageable. It is an elegant thing, but it won’t look like this for long. Until then, I can pretend that all my potholders are quasi-designer and that I never make a mess in the kitchen.
And it’s a good thing, it is only a week away…..
I finished my little wool felt Easter egg tree, I tried to take a picture but the room is too dark and the flash is too bright. Maybe I’ll try again in daylight. Whatever. I did have one egg turn out particularly well & included it here. I finally got the hang of stuffing them just so - with the result that they look more like 3-D eggs than the ones I did earlier. I added a few Easter postcards from my antique postcard collection – they are so beautiful, so innocent! The colors are just extraordinary, but they don’t photograph well. I had to fill in the “Easter Greetings” one, otherwise all you would see would be a large “E” and a large “G”. You get the drift. Happy Easter, everyone!