In my little ORT jar this month are lots of pretty colours but the one that stands out the most is the purple thread from the card that I stitched for my Craftbubble 'Crazy for Kitties' birthday exchange. But more about that later!
This month's photo was taken with some very pretty little boxes that Hubby and I bought yesterday while visiting the "Princely Treasures" Exhibition that is currently on in Perth. The Princely Treasures Exhibition is a collection of European Masterpieces 1600-1800 from the Victoria and Albert Exhibition that is here til January next year. After wandering around the exhibition and admiring all the beautiful treasures from a bygone era we went into the gift shop and spent some money - as you do! There was lots of gorgeous things there that I could have bought and taken home but in the end we settled on three lovely boxes! Just lately I seem to have a thing about pretty boxes... I'd better be careful and not start up yet another collection!!
|TUSAL Update - New Moon 26 October 2011|
Pretty boxes and lovely ORT's
Below is a spinning wheel or silk winder from around 1740-1750. It is made of ebony and ivory, tortiseshell veneer, walnut and mother of pearl and comes from Turin. It is decorated with images of Diana, cupids and various hunting figures.
|Spinning Wheel (circa 1740-1750)|
Imagine having this delicate little thing in your home to wind your thread bobbins!
|Tiny prayer book (circa 1623)|
Used as a private devotion and a fashion accessory
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Til the next new moon on 25th November 2011, happy stitching and may your collection of ORT's keep growing!