But the day I turned over the calendar to find this wonderfully purple picture was also the day that...
....I bought this purply flower embroidery at the Empaux Vide Grenier. In my defence, I did buy the embroidery before I peeked at the April picture! And when I saw it, I just had to put it in to my display based on the beautiful colours of the Aberdeen poster.
The other part of my display is something that's been in the house a bit longer - maybe only two years, though?I saw if for 5€ in a Troc Shop and wasn't sure - it certainly isn't my normal style, and 5€ is pushing it a bit...but I'm so happy I went for this rather zany embroidery with its purple, tattoo-style anchor.Here's a mahout on an elephant in India.An energetic Russian dancer.
Rice-picking in China.Is this oil from South Africa?A more traditional African scene, although using white embroidery silk for the Africans was, well, kind of different...Here are some well-covered women from Muslim East Africa.The USA hardly features, I'm afraid - what a Euro/Afro-centric world this embroiderer depicted!
And, assuming s/he came from France, I wonder what was in mind as the symbols of France and Spain? Some kind of food, I guess...The winds (you can glimpse a few above) and the adventurous ships are some of my favourite details:Blow, wind, blow!I love the reflection of this exotic boat with its orange sail.So a poster of Aberdeen has taken me around the world! I wonder what our other participants will find this month..?
I'm off to Edinburgh to spend about five days with my dad. We have planned some trips out and social visits, but I expect to have a little bit of time shopping and a little bit of time blogging, too! Hope to speak to you from Scotland, soon!