Distracted again

Chris is still recovering – and sends thanks for all your good wishes – and Barbara is supposed to be making sure everything is ready for Wednesday’s class and also the Flying Geese class on Saturday.   However, there is always an opportunity for distraction and displacement activity.  Which explains why we now have pictures of Maggi’s lovely wrapfolios (we still haven’t fought over who has which one!) to share with you as well as some closeups of a little piece of patchwork that was given to Barbara last year. 

Wrapfolios first – we loved these when Maggi first showed them on her blog (http://todreamtostitch.blogspot.com) and left her a comment saying we’d like to be included on her list of potential recipients (actually we grovelled rather more than that – Chris).  What a lovely surprise when she arrived at the Reversible Runners class with these in her bag for us –

We’re hoping that we will have some other pieces of Maggi’s work to show (and possibly sell) at our Open Day on 5th June so put the date in your diaries now!

Second, the little piece of patchwork – at first sight it’s pretty nondescript in the usual vintage hexagon sort of way.  But, like so many other pieces, there’s lots to enjoy close up.  Fabrics are 1860s onwards and many of the small patches have been pieced from two or three scraps of fabric

At some point the whole piece has been chopped up and rejoined, not terribly sympathetically –

 – the size suggests that it may have served most recently as a crib cover.  So far removed from those fussycut hexagons we’ve been looking at, but charming all the same.