As a quilter, I am always delighted to come across any sort of textiles when we are out and about, especially if they are hand crafted. We were away at a caravan rally over the weekend – staying not too far from home at Camp Elsdon in Porirua. Friends from our club invited us to join them for Saturday lunch at a little Indian restaurant they enjoyed going to. So six of us drove down to the Cobham Court shopping area to enjoy a curry for lunch. We strolled along under the covered walkway decorated with various carvings and soon arrived at Curry Village.
The restaurant offered $12 lunches: your choice of curry, rice and a delicious puffy naan bread, (yum, I just love those naans), and a soft drink. Very good value, I think. The meal was delicious, and the restaurant nicely appointed.
I noticed there were several framed embroideries hanging on the walls, and approached the desk to ask if I could take some photos. Yes, certainly, was the surprised answer. After wondering if they had perhaps been stitched by the owner, I was told that they had purchased to decorate the restaurant. So they were not family heirlooms as I had thought. Some were appliquéd and others were embroidered, and I think the owners were quite surprised by my interest. Unfortunately the lighting was very subdued, so I had to use my flash. The photos aren’t perfect, but you can get the idea of just how attractive these wall-hangings are.