24.6.08

Summertime


vinden drar, originally uploaded by -syko-.

We are back home after a wonderful Midsummer with good friends in the archipelago. The exhibit is now hanged so I am free to move on to the next (secret ;) project. The kids are home so I will try to take some time off too, the best way to relax is to get away from all projects. Today I hit the Summer sales with little E and we had a really nice time. Big E turns six tomorrow so we got her some nice clothes. We stopped at a café for a snack and took the bus home (taking the bus instead of the car is a great adventure for the little boy!).

I have posted more pictures of the exhibition at flickr. I am sorry that I did not take any close-ups of my mums work! The actual hanging was more challenging than making the big quilt, I thought, but I think we finally managed to hang everything quite nicely. The mostly white backgrounds of our textiles look great against the old logs.

I got the opportunity to exhibit at Pellas because I worked there as a museum guide 10 years ago when I studied Ethnology. Since that the house has burned down and been rebuilt again! The fire was a great tragedy in the small community and it feels very good to see the house rebuilt again. This year it is open to the public again and I am very happy to be part of it!

21 comments:

Anina said...

I love how your things look all displayed like that. Lovely!

Jacquie said...

I'm sure they loved having you too! A secret project...hmmmm...wonder what it could be?

painted fish studio said...

i loved the photos of the exhibition on flickr... it looked amazing, and wish i could have seen it in person!

Gina said...

The exhibition looks wonderful - congratulations!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

The exhibition looks amazing - I just wish I could go right up to each piece of work there and study it in more detail! There are two sea-side inspired quilts next to your large one that I'd love to see more clearly! Really really gorgeous work!

Lucy x

periwinkle said...

Happy birthday to Big E , The quilt hanging looks lovely
lisa x

karen said...

I saw the exhibition images on flickr and it all looks amazing, well done!
Also, any chance of an update on how your auction piece got on in the China auction?

Di said...

I love your quilt - all that white with a hint of colour - just beautiful! I also love your mum's seagull!!

nicolette said...

Love the exhibition photos! Love all the white in your quilts. And a happy birthday to Big E!

Janet said...

WOW, its looks so good, beautifully displayed....you can breathe now I bet, enjoy birthdays and Summer x

Jenn said...

What a fabulous setting!! Congrats to you...everything looks so beautiful!!! LOVE that hanging birdie:):) xoxo...jenn

amy said...

that is beautiful!

smoothpebble said...

Yes, you have to check out the flickr photos to see how really lovely it all looks! Another secret project? Well these always are worth the wait!!

Lesley said...

Your exhibition looks wonderful - well worth all that hard work!

I can't wait to see what your secret project is!

Happy Birthday to Big E :)

Charlie P said...

Your quilt looks so beautiful and I love the seagull :D I'm off to have a look at all the photos on Flickr...

Linnea A said...

Wow! Congratulations to you and your mother on the exhibition. Everything looks so beautiful. What a perfect environment to showcase your work. Wow!!!!
xox, Linnea

Chakra Pennywhistle said...

Happy B-day to your lil one!

Goodness, that quilt takes my breath away! I absolutely adore it.

AnnieB said...

welcome back - loved the photos on flickr, thanks for sharing - looking forward to the new project - when it is unveiled...

happy birthday Big E (I used to be called Big A when I was little so that takes me right back!)

Kristin said...

The display is lovely!! :) So curious about this secret project of yours :)

Kristin
http://homegrownrose.typepad.com/reclaimingthehome

Katy said...

oh wow wow wow - how fabulous does that look?

Katy said...

oh, and happy birthday big E!!!