Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Batiks, Batiks and More Batiks
This afternoon we had a delightful visit from Vivian and Bob Christopher of Calgary. Since their retirement, they spend much of their time travelling abroad (they're just back from several months in Cambodia and Laos), or in Canada and the U.S. in their motor home. Vivian has not one but two sewing machines that travel with her in the latter, with storage under the big bed for all sorts of fabric. Vivian and Bob are interested in different countires and cultures, so when they discovered my website, they decided to pay us a visit to see some of the treasures we'd had found in Uganda. They had a quick look around, and then descended on the batiks we'd purchased from several different batik artists we'd connected with in Kampala. Each batik is an original, unlike any unlike anything we've sourced out before. With generous encouragement from Bob, Vivian purchased several of these along with several fabrics with which to border them. Before they left, they kindly agreed to pose for a photo with a few of their purchases. We'll be taking more of these batiks with us when we travel to Vernon next week, to spend time with the Vernon Silver Star Quilters and the Gathering of the Guilds on Saturday April 25th.