Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Isn't this just the best? I love the way they even decorate the ladies for the show. Makes a necessity a pleasure.
Wish I had time to picture everyone at the show, it was all great. If you can next November, come and enjoy.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Anyhow, I recommend you find the time to check out this great exhibit at the Connecticut Historical Society, www.chs.org
Friday, November 19, 2010
The image above it in the entry of the show, a dramatic bed rug from the mid 18th C. CT. I have seen a few bed rugs, and they've all been hooked, kind of like hooked rugs. This one was embroidered, with darning and couching stitches, and probably others I don't know the name of.
Another unbelievable bed rug, again embroidered.
On the detail pic you can see the darning stitches in the brown background. Above the large central flower was a name and date, about 1768 if I remember right.
Here's the third bed rug, this one is hooked with what looked like wool thread through a wool back.
I'll post the rest tomorrow.
If you are in Connecticut any time between now and March 26, 2011, I highly recommend this exhibit. Check out www.chs.org for more info, and there's a great book with pictures of all the exhibits you can buy also.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Look at the pretty creek with the mossy ledge.
And of course after all that work you just have to jump in the water.
Look what Lucy found!
Oh, its a home for Leprechans, all carpeted in velvet moss!
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Here's my new favorite book:
Native Mosses Ferns and Grasses by William Cullina of the New England Wildflower Society