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Mosaic, Quilting and Angels

It was my day in the gallery today, surrounded by beautiful things.  Click on any image to see more detail.

 

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Truro, Quilting and Singing

1   We had a lovely day out in Truro today and the highlight for me was the …..

2   ……… Quilting Exhibition, Saints of Cornish Churches, in Truro Cathedral. The works were fabulous! I give you just a small selection here and am sorry that I didn’t visit earlier to spread the word about them. Sadly, today was the last day. I hope each quilt will be going to its relevant Church or will be displayed somewhere else as they are magnificent pieces of art. Do read the information about the particular Saint depicted and about the artist’s intentions.  Please do click on each photo to appreciate the intricacies and the beauty of these works of art.

St Martyn by Di Wells

St Martyn by Di Wells

Made by Di Wells

Made by Di Wells

Detail, Lydia

Detail, Lydia

Info re St Martyn

Info re St Martyn

St Euny

St Euny

St Euny, info

St Euny, info

St Piran, info

St Piran, info

St Piran

St Piran

3   After three weeks away I was able to sing with The Inglehearts again and what an uplifting experience that always is!

Happiness is singing in a choir

Happiness is singing in a choir

 

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Shadows, A New Word and A Wall Hanging

1   The sun was so bright this morning that there were shadows on the blinds of the window bird feeder and the beautiful Cedrus Atlantica.

Shadows on the blind

Shadows on the blind

Cedrus Atlantica

Cedrus Atlantica

2   The sun went in, a bitter wind came in gusts so accubation was the choice. I curled up with one of my favourites, ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’, our next Book Group book. (Thanks to Shelagh for introducing me to this pleasing new word.)

3   Excellent session singing with The Inglehearts this evening. Every week I see this delightful wall hanging made by the pupils of Troon Primary School where we rehearse.

Wall hanging

Wall hanging

 

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The Tregellas Tapestries, Colour and A Good Friend

1   The Cornish Studies Library in Redruth houses the The Tregellas Tapestries which show the story of Cornwall from prehistory to modern day, in many beautiful tapestries. These are just two of them. There are 56 more of them and I love going to see them as we did this morning. I wish I could have been part of the project!

Tregellas tapestry

Another of the tapestries

“Known as Redruth’s hidden treasure, the Tregellas Tapestries are a collection of panels of artwork depicting the story of Cornwall in a unique modern tapestry. The word tapestry perhaps doesn’t quite convey how extensive the piece of art is: in short it is a breathtaking work of embroidery, created with appliqué, collage, paint, wool, silks, metal, cork and wood under the direction of Cornish Bard Rita Tregellas Pope, and two designers Joanne Tucker and Anne Corey. The tapestry was created to advance knowledge of Cornwall’s cultural heritage and showcase Cornish history, pre-history, legends industries and activities. The work took three years to complete and has been on display since 2001.”

2   There is still colour in the garden, lots of Kashmir Lilies and just a few nasturtiums and a couple of dahlias.

Kashmir Lilies

Nasturtium

Dahlia

3   A very good friend dropped in this afternoon and we spent a happy hour catching up on each other’s news – lovely!

 

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