Sunday, September 25, 2011

Autumn wedding

Mr. Margie and I attended Seun and Daniel's wedding yesterday at the Victory centre in Dublin. The sun was shining (a rare occurance this year), the newly wed couple looked absolutely beautiful. I wore my "Coast" dress, with a "Micheal H" fascinator, and a "Primark/Penneys" coat. I was pleased to meet so many of Mr. Margie's work colleagues, all of whom made me feel so welcome.

Earlier this week I met Jonnet Middleton at her "Future menders" exhibit during the Fringe Festival in Dublin. I spent a pleasant half hour darning with her while she was interviewed by International journalists. I also met Sheila from the Crafts Council of Ireland, a felt maker and mender. It was a real pleasure to listen to Jonnet's philosophy, she has not bought anything for the last three years and believes in mending and making do. She is inspired by her 94 year old grandmother. She took 500 knitted pandas to china earlier this year as a guest of the Chinese government and presented them to an orphanage, click here to see a video of her panda project.

What are your thoughts on mending?

Big hugs,



Vee said...

Mending? I believe in it. I don't always like to do it, but extending the life of a garment makes sense in our economy.

You look FABULOUS! That coat, the fascinator, everything just looks wonderful on you. Glad that the sun shone on the happy couple! May it be a sign of much happiness ahead.

vintage girl said...

Wow! you look superb, love everything.Lisaxx

Anonymous said...

Hey Margie you look absolutely stunning, amazing coat
Karen Xxxxx

Sheila said...

Hi - it was great to meet you. I will keep an eye on your blog and see what you are up to. The feltmakers blog is x

Deborah said...

You look lovely. The hat is wonderful!