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  1. I've wor Silk shading threadsked very hard today, I started stitching at 8.30 and stopped at 6.30. I've nearly finished all of the silk shading projects for the book now, and noticed how many different colours are going to be in it!
    As you can see I'm not too good at keeping my threads in order, although any thread ends are wrapped around the skein so they won't knot together.
  2. Went to the V&A quilt exhibition on Tuesday. So did many other people, probably because it finishes at the weekend!
    V&A Quilt exhibitionThere was an excellent collection of quilts on show, just enough to not send you glassy eyed. I like the stories behind the quilts: from soldiers who worked them as they recouperated, to prisoners counting down the days, to quilts with a social commentary of their time.
    My favourite section was 'Meeting the past' with the quilt made my female convict prisoners on their way to Tasmania (it was finished by the time they arrived!), and one made from black out lining and red cross food sacking (no quilting shops in those days).
    I couldn't come back without a little souvenir and what better than some quilting fabric! Exhibition is on until Sunday 4th July.