31" of heavy, wet snow fell on the City of Cheyenne last Saturday and Sunday. It's Tuesday now and the side streets are still impassable. Dave and I strapped on our cross country skis to get to our daughter house several blocks away just to see our grandson Aviv! Grandparents to the rescue! I haven't been able to get to my downtown studio in days! Fortunately I have a hand stitching project a home to work on. Never be without a project!
One good thing about being snowbound is the extra time to do some reading and research. My current read is the excellent, The Fabric of Civilization: How textiles Made the World by Virginia Postrel. In that same vein, my research led me t0 Clare Hunter's website, Sewing Matters "where you can read about, explore and discover the social, emotional and political significance of needlework. I just ordered her book, Threads of Life. Goodreads tells me that although the book doesn't have any images, Hunter's website has pictures that correspond to the chapters in her book. Of course I went to her site and found images titled, Connections. One of the pictures is from the Foundling Museum in London. Take a minute to read about the Museum's emotional Threads of Feeling exhibit about the role textiles played in a foundling's life.
What next for a snowbound day? Perhaps some baking. Chocolate chip cookies anyone?
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Georgia Rowswell is a mixed media artist living and working in Cheyenne WY.