Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lost for Words

At times like this it is impossible to know what to say - the devastation in Christchurch is heartbreaking. While I have heard that my dear friends are safe I know that for many, many people around New Zealand and the world they will not be so fortunate.

My heart goes out to them - it's going to take a lot of love, listening and cups of tea to even come close to getting through this....

Friday, February 11, 2011

Vintage Eye Candy

We had the wonderful Leimomi speaking at Wellington Quilts Guild last night about exoticism and escapism in post WWII textiles - she had a great slide show and fabric for us all to pore over and lust after. It was great - if you are looking for a speaker on matters textile she is hard to go past.

One of our members bought along a piece of her favourite fabric that she has always been unable to cut and which is destined to be the back of a quilt. It fitted perfectly into the theme of the evening... Feast your eyes on this.... I love the cat on the chair watching the artist at work
and of course what better than the art museum for inspiration. Fantastic!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Last Chance

I have it on very good authority that you only have one more week to get into Te Papa to the Enriching Fashion exhibition if you want to see this wonderful embroidered waistcoat (click the link for all the details). Made in France in around 1780, it is well worth the trip in to see this item alone.
Next week it will be taken off exhibition, along with another six items from Enriching Fashion, to be rested for at least 5 years, so it can recover from the pressure imposed by the last 6 months of public exposure.

Sometimes I feel like it would be nice to rest for a while - although maybe not that long!