Such lovely kindness! After I left a rather pathetic little comment on Chrissie's blogpost about the Threads of Feeling exhibition at the London Foundling Museum, she sent me the gorgeous booklet which accompanies it. Is that not generosity personified?
It's beautifully presented and so interesting. I find the subject of childhood poverty and abandonment particularly hard to deal with, so I don't think I'd have been capable of going to the exhibition itself, but from a textile angle, it's a treasure trove. Do read Chrissie's account of her visit, and if you don't already know it, discover a really great blog. (And I am not just saying that because she gave me a book, though it is the quickest way to my heart).
I am gradually whipping my long neglected sewing skills back into shape - two Goosies are waddling off to new homes in the USA and across the UK.
Once I'd finally got the pattern sorted out and stuffed what felt like half a sheep's worth of wool into them, I had the final pleasure of using sumptuous pure silk thread to embellish the seams.
Decoration - more enjoyable than construction? Discuss.