Hooray! It is snowing. (and not canceling my last day of embroidery...) It is so pretty outside, when I steal a peek out of someone else's office window, that I just want to go outside and frolic in it for a bit before heading inside to change into dry clothes and sip hot chocolate and snuggle down with a good book and some snow cream or something... sigh, but alas, we are still at work. I'd really rather be home combing my notes on the MFA goods we got to see and writing them up for posterity.
But, at least I can share shoes. SHOES! The Walk This Way exhibit was fabulous, and since they were on display in areas that didn't have photography restrictions, I've uploaded them to my flickr account.
I'm honestly torn on my favorites, between the lovely pierce work small sample shoes from the 1610's and the lovely embroidered shoes from the 1720's. They actually had several (6) shoes from the 17th century as part of the exhibit that just made you want to drool. The detail, the seemingly senseless decorations, the odd slap sole shoes that were essentially wedges, the lovely stacked leather soles and the lovely silk ribbons, what can I say, I was smitten. And even Tammy and Catherine seemed interested even though they confessed to not being shoe junkies. (Surely a genetic defect, being female and not being into shoes...) I was very restrained in only packing three pairs of shoes for the 5 day trip up north.
Okay, I want to go home? Mother, may I?