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Monday, 31 January 2011

Threads Of Feeling

The postman bought this lovely book today . Its called Threads of Feeling and produced to accompany the Exhibition at The Foundling Museum in London. It is somewhere I have never been and although would like to go just can't seem to fit in going to London for the day at the moment.
It is written by John Styles and on the back cover it says . When mothers left babies at London's Foundling Hospital in the mid-eighteen century , the Hospital often retained  a small token as a means of identification , usually a piece of fabric.
In the book it shows these small tokens left with their child. You can read about it here Their is also a slide show showing the textiles.
It is a fascinating insight into textiles and the sad lives of women who were so poor they were driven to give up their  babies in hope they would have a better life.

I have also completed Civil War block 5  Kansas Troubles apart from that I  have done very little as after a course of antibiotics  can't seem to shift the chest infection I have had since December . Its back to the Doctors for me in the morning  as I would really like to be back on par as soon as possible.
One other thing I don't know how it has happened but I seem to have been voted in the top 50  best quilting blogs by the Guide to Art Schools. Click on the  link at the top of the page to see other fellow bloggers who are on the list. All I can say is my dad would be proud!

Civil War block 5 Kansas Troubles


  1. Your blog is great and worthy of the honor!
    What an interesting book. I need to check out the link.

  2. Hi Sue, sorry to hear that you have been unwell, I hope that the doctor will sort you out soon:)
    Congratulations on your listing! I am not surprised, your blog is very good, full of interesting informations. Thank you for the link to the Threads of Feeling, I have ordered the book after reading your post, because I am not sure, like you, if I can get to London in time. I have never been to the Foundling Museum, but I will have to find it when next time in London.
    Take care!

  3. Hey, I am proud of you too. Well done. You always have something good to show and talk about. Hope that chest of yours will soon be on the mend. You need some warm sunshine on it.
    Love Shirley.xx

  4. Thanks for the link to the Thread of Feeling. I'll have to order that. Doesn't it seem like London has a museum for everything?!

    Hope you are feeling better soon. And, congrats on your blog being selected for the list!

  5. Congrats! The Guide people have good taste I see. Many of the blogs I read are on that list.

  6. What a lovely compliment for you on your blog - congratulations! That looks like a very interesting and moving exhibit. I like your block too :0)

  7. Congratulations! Your blog is always very inspiring! Jacky and Steph x

  8. I've been meaning to order that book forever, but I see I need to make it a priority. I would have loved to have gotten the fabric, too. Love the colors of your #5.

  9. Sue, what a touching book that must be. I'm off to view the site and the video. Thank you for sharing. ~ sarah

  10. Wow just read the story of the Threads of Feeling, i really would like to go as how sad a time must have this been for the Mothers and their is out of stock on Amazon...pop over from Radka's blog.