Olympic gold medals and crafts

It’s official: knitting is good for you. Actually, knitting, sewing and quilting are all good for you. They absorb your attention and require the engagement of your hands. They de-stress you by drawing your mind away from its key preoccupations.  I have written about this before (click here to see the post). So it’s wonderful to know that British athlete Lizzy Yarnold is a knitter! … Continue reading Olympic gold medals and crafts

A Painted Quilter?

On Saturday, I was in London to see this exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. This exhibition, which has just closed, has gathered together more than fifty portraits by this artist. When I was a student (the first time around), I studied Modern Languages, and we were allowed – in fact encouraged – to study the History of Art of the period we were studying. … Continue reading A Painted Quilter?