Wednesday, 18 March 2009

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I cut this little printing block the other day. It reminds me of house quilt blocks which I used to love making and also of how much I'd like to start quilting again, if I can ever get my studio sufficiently organised to have the space for cutting and designing big pieces.

The snippet of text on this card is from a slightly mysterious old letter which I acquired as part of a job lot of vintage ephemera. It is from George Dyson to Miss Rosamund May and seems to be a discussion about booking church arrangements, although from its tone I don't think it's for a wedding. I love old correspondence and papers, there is something oddly touching about connecting fleetingly with the thoughts and concerns of people long gone, the outcome of whose stories we never get to hear.

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