Monday, July 10, 2006
Sadly, the framer was rotten. I still think, one day, that I'll dismantle it, add more tapestry canvas to the corners and either reframe it or make it into a cushion. On a more positive note, I still admire the subtlety of the original design, particularly the petal shadings.
Victoria House is still there, still with an astonishing collection of tapestries and embroideries, threads and patterns. I acquired a number of sampler patterns from them over the years (Sheepish Designs were favourites), but right now I'm mostly quilting. So when I'm in Mittagong it's the two quilt shops (and a couple of antique/junk shops) that get my first attention.
Still have a couple of tapestries on the go - mind you, they've been on the go for several years. One's a counted one (not printed on the canvas) so it needs attention to continue, while the other is printed and is mindlessly wonderful as a way to allow long meetings to pass.