Poland is beckoning me and thus far I have written a 34 page document for the module (it feels like I have written a whole validation document with general aims and learning outcomes written for each day!), plus a 44 page work/info book on home modifications and 4 powerpoint presentations. I proof read and corrected all of my Belgian colleague's English on her presentations, although in truth her English is very good, but I just had to tinker with some of the phrases which made me smile :-) I wish I could speak another language as well as her. I now have just one more powerpoint presentation on telehealth/telecare and stairlifts and I should be done... I think!
I checked out the website on where I will be staying. It has been booked by the university and me thinks it's a little basic. Nothing wrong with that, but I am definitely going to fit in some extra time to prepare more stitching than I have already even if it means I don't go to bed until the early hours of the morning!
In the meantime, to ensure there is some quilt focus to this entry, here are a few pictures from an exhibition held back in October 2009 in Winchester - it was called Quilty Secrets and displayed some of the antique quilts held in Hampshire County Council's textile collection. I wish I had more time, so many of these quilts give me ideas!
|Framed quilt from about 1840 with embroidered centre panel|
|Another framed quilt from about 1820 - the Horse Chestnut leaves are so unusual and the green fabrics so vivid|
|A cot quilt from 1852 - I love the naive figures|
|A small wall-hanging constructed in hexagons in about 1820. |
General Blucher led the Prussian army coming to the aid of Wellington's army at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815
|Early silk and ribbon pieced quilt from approximately 1730's|
Well that's it for this week, will talk more when I get back from Poland with, hopefully, some stitching completed!
Have a good week!