starting with a cross cultural assemblage: an american style Wild Goose Chase hanging from an antique loom heddle from Thailand
and then moving on down the hallway: past a ‘clothes line’style arrangement of miniature quilts and naive embroideries.
but I far prefer the old European style Saint Nicholas
and here I have a confession to make. I all but finished the embroidery on that blue one NINE years ago, and , with about an inch to do, packed it away for the move up here. And lost it.
She came to light a few months ago, and about ten minutes of stitching saw that part finished. In fact the hardest part was locating the right colour thread! A quick border, backing and binding, et voila: another finished object.
A couple of teeny miniature ‘quilts’ [ those trees are less than 2 inches square ]
and a peek round the corner into the visiting grandkids’ room, with a tied Log Cabin quilt made in 1990,
and a tree that they’re not likely to pull over
and finally back out into the hall
Now rest up.
Fortify yourself with mince pie and shortbread, for tomorrow we move into
the approaches to the North Pole the kitchen, and that’s where you’ll need all the stamina you can muster.