Back out in the big room [ the other half of my sewing room cleverly disguised as Nadie and Chris’ lounge room ] … and what a surprise [!!] … it’s another creche.
This one was a post-Christmas Ebay purchased present to myself, and isn’t it just the perfect nativity set for the quilter who loves the colour blue ?
In fact, the only problem with it that I can see, is that the stable is about 6mm [ 1/4″ ] too high to fit on the bookshelves with all the other nativity sets.
The degree of detail is just wonderful
and I love the wise men too
although I must admit to being slightly puzzled by the rather bulbous mound-shaped ‘manger’ that the Christ Child is lying in, and I’m fairly sure that Mary and Joseph in their impoverished state wouldn’t have had a fancy applique quilt for their babe.
The blue lace doing duty as a runner is a beautiful vintage 1930 piece that I was given about 20 years ago ” Because you’ll do something with it”, as was the 1880 Christening robe hanging on the wall behind.
and yes, I do realise how lucky I am to receive some of these treasures.
13 days 3 hours and 16 minutes