We have just had half-term holidays here - yet another excuse for lack of creativity. Only on my part though. My daughter brought this model of the Titanic home from school:
I love the colours and it reminds me of the strange nautically-inspired bit of EPP I did for the Travelling Pic Stitch Blog Hop:
Within a day, the ship had become part of this tableau on the windowsill:
The Titanic has just hit the iceberg, and there are a lot of people in the lifeboats. Poor people. Amazingly, when he was a very tiny child my grandfather was taken by his mother to Southampton docks to see the Titanic launch. If you happen to be anywhere near Philadelphia, I can highly recommend this exhibition which we saw on holiday a few years ago. It is atmospheric and informative and somehow manages to get round the potential for horrible voyeurism by concentrating on the personal stories of the passengers.
On that note I feel a bit bad going back to the trivial! But I will. Now that school has started again, I have a bit of gloriously uninterrupted time and have begun cutting up lovely bits of Oakshott for a new project.
I can't resist throwing in a few extra pictures of Sea and Sand/Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows. I washed it for the first time last week, and I absolutely love what has happened to the texture - not sure if the fabric has shrunk or whether the thread has tightened up or both. I particularly like the effect on the linen, and I've added a linen quilt to the list of things to make which is increasingly likely to last me a lifetime.
Linking up to the wonderful Really Random Thursday at Live a Colorful Life.