Just a bit further:
I’m doing a bit on my quilt each night while watching films – well half watching them. Once I get going I get a bit intense and keep thinking I’ll just do a bit more and a bit more and before I know it, it’s the early hours. I have been watching Mongol a lot recently – I love the costumes; I want one of those big furry hats! And trying to catch glimpses of the interior of their gers. My obsession with yurts and yurt interiors has arisen again, I adore the idea of living in the round. And the textiles are just glorious. I love the felt, the decorative woven bandings, painted doors and beds and piles of brightly coloured bedding. I love the low to the ground furniture and painted chests. It all looks so cool, relaxed and earthy; just my thing. It’s interesting how the pictures of central asian gers or yurts look way cooler than the western ones. It has something to do with the number of possessions in them I think – the central asians have a lot fewer. And there is something more rough and ready about them – more real somehow. The western ones can sometimes look a bit “safe” with anglepoise lamps and sofas. Transferring the contents of the average semi’s lounge into a yurt doesn’t quite work for me. So here’s the progress on the quilt so far. How good is it going to look when it’s on a nice big double bed in my own yurt (when I get it) which will be decorated something like the pic below?! Maybe a trip to cenral asia is in order to get some real inspiration?! Well that’s my excuse anyway!