Thursday, December 8, 2011

Treasures and summery stitching

On Sunday we went to the national Library to see the new Treasures Gallery and to see the wonderful exhibition of documents they have on display from Berlin. The treasures were very special and included these not too wonderful pictures. This is an original sketch of the first settlement where Bruce's great great's would have been.
 Some words penned by Jane Austen.
 This book was printed by William Morris with his wonderful scrolly borders. Well worth a visit and it is free.
We then looked at the amazing documents at "Handwritten: ten centuries of manuscript treasures from Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin". It was wonderful to see manuscripts written by Mozart, Einsten, Bohnhoffer, Cook, Curie and so many more. Well worth seeing though you do need to book even though it is free.
I have been busy stitching this week to get some much needed samples finished for a class I am teaching in January. Haven't been at all motivated but now there is a deadline! I am stitching a little carpet of flowers to go in this keyring.
 This will be a cushion.
 This lovely canvas work is one of Fiona's and still has a few rows to go!
I have been making a few Christmas things too that can't be seen yet. I have also decorated! I will take some pictures soon.


Cardygirl said...

The exhibition looks wonderful. Love your new stitching too.

Chocolate Cat said...

Sounds like a great exhibition!

Gina E. said...

I LOVE the watering can and flowers? Did you make that up yourself? If so, how can I obtain the pattern? It is very pretty.