Thursday, 4 December 2008

Suddenly it's December

This last week has fairly whizzed by.   So what have I been doing?

Preparation for Shibori Workshop on Saturday, which went very well.
Tidying up and putting away after workshop.   Housework catch up.

On Sunday it was very cold - hibernation time.   I 'found' an
unfinished quilt made way back in the mist of time.
Log cabin format, with plain blue and blue/white Japanese
fabric, boringly quilted in blue thread.  (I hadn't  broken out then).
A good opportunity to sit with a quilt over my lap and re-stitch.

The threads are varigated and very bright, the colours don't 
show up here, but it's looking better already.   The quilting pattern
 is taken from a sashiko design, based on the Japanese fabrics 
I recall.   Could I find the template?  Of course not, although 
I have a vague memory of throwing it away during the 
Spring clear out!   A back to basics thing, with a little head 
scratching drafting a new template.

Radio 4 was particularly good listening - Desert Island Discs, 
Gardeners' Question Time, and a new  classic serial
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame.   Not one for poetry I enjoyed
the programme on the poem "Ithaca" by C.P.Cavafy.  I came
across passages from the poem in a book I read when in
India.   It's about travelling to Ithaca, but not being a hurry,
to enjoy the journey, and on arrival not to be disappointed
with your destination, but to rejoice in what you have learnt
and seen on the way.

This delightful wooden piece was found on our travels.   
The Maharaja, Mahout and Elephant are all in a
'distressed' state.    Where is the Maharani?
Has she gone shopping? Have they been looking
for her, on an eternal quest?

1 comment:

Rayna said...

Oh, Tiggy, what a treat to have found your blog. India is one place I would love to go. My first husband went without me and the second one doesn't have the stamina. I want to go with my friend Usha (Handloom Batik) whose family is in the textile printing business - but oh, well -- maybe someday...

Where is the Maharani, indeed?