Instead of making and doing, we're going to sit cosily, with a cuppa and have ....
'Show and Tell' ;-) !!
So I've decided that I'm going to take my companions on a little trip to New Zealand.Well, kind of!
Thrift to Fantasy, written by Rosemary Mcleod, is probably the nicest book that I own.
In it, she shows pictures of so many lovely domestic handcrafts, in New Zealand, from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.
It is, as she says, that most domestic arts leave little evidence in any tangible form, whereas needlework, although fragile, does survive to tell a tale. And this book is such an amazing tale.
With illustrations on every page, you get the beautiful crafts, you get the social history behind these crafts... and you can't fail to end up feeling so inspired!
I hope that these tasters inspire you and that if you do manage to buy or borrow the book, you will not be disappointed!
Anyway, that's a sneak peek at my 'Show and Tell'. I'm looking forward to seeing what the others bring along!!