My brother has a thing about coincidences, he's sure there is potential for a great book full of weird and wonderful examples. As supportive sisters we're always teasing him about the idea, BUT it does sometimes seems as though someone out there is trying to tell you something.
Well, Boy came home from school the other day saying that they had read the Owl and the Pussy Cat so I was telling him about Edward Lear and his Nonsense Rhymes, and we dug out this old, beautifully illustrated version when visiting Mum.
It brought to mind a recent visit to Olivia Dell's shop in Nailsworth where I spied some beautifully embroidered silk cushions designed by Sophie Pattinson. She gets them embroidered by women in Bangladesh as part of a project to support women in remote parts of the country and she has a whole 'Lear' range.
Oh, and then I saw a little 'blurb' on Sophie Pattinson in May/June 09 issue of Selvedge.
Now, is that a coincidence?