Anne West's quilt at the V&A
For my last birthday requiring the use of zeroes, my cousin made me a quilt. A beautiful, inspired piece of stitchery that hangs on my sitting room wall There. She makes stunning art quilts and leads a group helping them find their own creative thread.
Juno has creativity through her like a stick of rock. Everything that she makes from her famous upside down pineapple Christmas cake to the exquisitely decorated photograph albums are little works of art.
Sometime back, Madette revealed a dark secret. Tucked under her arm was a little quilt. Since then,there has been a proliferation of quilts. Madette is not one of those people who spent their childhood with a needle and thread, or even a pot of paint and paper. From the moment she could read, she disappeared into a book. Her chosen look is more black and purple sub-goth than country girl. Now beds, settees and chairs are each covered with a quilted offering. Beautiful, every one.
So here they are, sitting in the sunshine after our day out.
And what could make it more perfect? A surprise visit from Junior Mad. Just for dinner and an overnight stop.
Such a perfect day ... I'm glad I spent it with you. Lou Reed
Just as well really, since the car service albatross has just flown over and crapped on me.