Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Twelfth Night

Happy Twelfth! Did you know that in Elizabethan times, the twelfth Day of Christmas was celebrated with the performance of plays? And Shakespeare's play called Twelfth Night was so named because it was first performed on the twelfth night of Christmas at the court of Queen Elizabeth the First.

My current favourite is the mid-90's BBC version with Ben Kingsley and Helena Bonham Carter. It's a beautifully filmed practically flawless adaptation and so funny! We're watching it tonight to mark the day.
And just to tie all this into machine quilting I'll end with a photo of an art quilt that my daughter Emily made for a high school textile project a few years ago.
It's an image of St Michael's Mount in Cornwall and the evocative setting of parts of the film version. Not bad for a kid! The photo on the side bar shows the colours better, but a close up of this one really gets the texture.

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