I begged for my room to be purple (that was Donny's fav colour). I wore out Puppy Love on my Swingster portable record player. I was allowed one poster, and it was taped to my closet door.
|My Tilda library|
I asked him if her ever got nervous before he sang before thousands of screaming girls.
He started his answer by repeating my name. It was BLISS! I don't even remember his answer.
I got over it all by the time I discovered Queen, RUSH, Gordon Lightfoot and Ian Thomas.
My room, however, remained purple until the day I left my parents' home.
Fast forward a few decades and I find myself back in fandom. Although this time, it all about lovely fabrics, gorgeous photographs.
I speak, of course, of Tilda's world.
I just received the new book, Tilda's Studio, in the mail on Friday. I took it to the cottage with me on the weekend to look it over. I am not disappointed. There are some reviewers who have expressed disappointment that the projects featured are not "new". What does this mean?
|The book and treasures from Tilda's world|
In Europe, the Tilda brand includes scrapbook papers and accessories, as well as ribbons and notions. We can't get them here in North America. Nor can we easily get the fabrics, but my lovely friend Wendy has been kind (hugs to her) and now have some very special pieces of fabric which will likely find their way into the projects (if I can bring myself to cut them).
In the foreword, Tone writes that her mother passed away in March after a long, tough illness. The fact that this book came together, along with a new fabric line, is a testament to her work ethic and her commitment to the Tilda ideal.
|The waterlily is project one!|
I think that is why I want to live in Tilda's world -- and I promise not to paint the walls purple!