A thing of beauty…

We’ve just been given an early housewarming present.

Mrs Shark’s bestest friend Annie is an extremely talented seamstress and she’s been making this on the quiet for most of this year:

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It’s a quilt decorated in embroidery and appliqué, mostly made out of raw silk. It was inspired by a garden wall plaque of the Green Man which Mrs Shark gave me for my birthday a few years ago. The corner panels show trees and the ones at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock show ferns. The Green Man himself is in the middle of course:

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But the photos don’t do it justice at all…

It’s quite, quite breathtakingly beautiful, and Mrs Shark and I think it’s the best present we’ve ever been given.

Thank you, Annie!

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2 Responses

  1. There’s nothing like a hand-made gift to make you feel special, is there?

  2. The only trouble is that teenagers won’t be able to work out what it cost.

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