I missed out on last month’s Here and Now and I’m only just making this month’s! But better late than never Loving // Spring! Blue skies and sunshine are making my days and there’s so much new growth in the garden – very exciting and it’s making me very happy
Eating // Very healthily at the moment as I’m on a Detox to try and help strengthen my immune system
Drinking // 3 litres of water a day, well, most days as part of the Detox
Feeling // Delighted that our Claret Ash appears to be sprouting new growth half way down one of its limbs. I’ve despaired of it the last couple of years hoping that we don’t have to take it down. This could be its saving.
Making // Two quilts showing off two new template sets and hoping they’ll be ready for the wholesale Market in November; one is at the quilters and one has half the blocks made.
Thinking // Socks. What???? I hear you exclaim. I know, after last year’s 16 pairs. But I have this hankering to make another pair of “Muscadine” socks. I’ve enjoyed wearing my green ones peeking above my short boots and thought a blue pair (and obviously a red pair judging by Friday’s shopping) would be good to have for next Winter. Besides I need to practice toe-up socks (that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it!)
Dreaming // Of Christian Dior couture clothes after a trip to the NGV to view the Dior Exhibiton there on Friday…..and the hour glass figure to go with them!
Linking up with Sarah at Say, Little Hen of Here and Now.
Miss Helen arrived at my place bright and early on Friday morning and we were both fizzing with excitement about our day. A train and tram ride later we were at the NGV and in the queue for the Dior Exhibition. (If you’re going, suggest you pre book your tickets!)(Helen bought the book)
It is a fabulous exhibition. There’s so much to see and it’s so well set out; clothes behind glass have mirrors at the back so they can be viewed from all sides, those on plinths are set well apart for maximum viewing, and with lounge music playing in the background I fully expected Ava Gardner, Lauren Bacall or Rita Hayworth to sashay into the room glamorous in a Dior creation. I won’t say much more in case you’re going, but the beauty of Monsieur Dior’s designs made me walk taller, shoulders back, tummy in!
After two hours of
drooling careful consideration of the creativity of The House of Dior, we were plunged back into the real world in search of a feed so headed to the heart of the city to have some lunch and indulge in a spot of shopping; no, not clothes but quilting, of course.
A visit to Morris and Sons to explore their new fabric section (well, new to Helen and me) and a saunter around the wool section yielded theseand a leisurely stroll through l’uccello and a rummage through the feed sack and Liberty pre cuts and these were mine.By then the sun was shining, so we strolled back to the station, currently covered in hoarding as Flinders Street Station is getting a major face lift, and headed home…….
very contented with our day and sure to dream of hour glass figures and stunning couture finery.