Winterthur and Historical Societies

where has the time gone.
i have finally returned home after a month away.
spent time with 3 of my sisters in California. One flew in from England which made it extra special.
we visited Big Tree Country and i love the small town feel of Angel Camp,California.
flew in to Seattle after two weeks away just in time to leave on another trip back east with my 3 best stitching friends.
Winterthur Symposium was the main destination but oh it was not the only incredible adventure we had.
of course we saw the amazing Plimoth Jacket ( more later on this)

we started our journey early on Monday morning. Fall was in the air and the trees were so colorful.
 our first day included the James Logan House, Stenton House with the most gracious curator Laura Keim and then we moved on to Chester County Historical society, Wyck House and Germantown with Elizabeth Solomon another incredible giving woman. Historical Socities have to be one of the best kept secrets for stitched items. When you travel next time make sure you find out where these special places are in advance and take the time to visit, you won't regret it.
we saw so many beautiful samplers and stitched pieces that to name them all would be impossible.

I love this bedtable cut out perfectly for your body, i could see myself stitching all day in bed

this was one of many places we visited in Germantown. i love the stone on the old barn.
love the quilting, more ideas of motifs for stitching?

one of my favorite motifs is the tree.

just a start
it was amazing how filled each day was and all the tiny little stitches along with some of the most beautiful homes. i hope to share many of the photos with you over the next few months so please stop back by and take a look.

i am anxious to start stitching on my on projects now after all this inspiration.

1 comment:

  1. Love your pics, Barbara! They turned out great! I find when I look at my pictures and then at yours, it becomes apparent that we all actually see the same things differently - it's incredible that perspective and all the other things each of us brings to something actually shows when you look through the lens of a camera.