Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The 10th Day of Christmas

First, I want to say there's still time to leave a comment on Day 3 for my giveaway.

Now, back to the museum ~
These little sewing machines were just the cutest.

Here's my hand for scale. I've never seen machine that small before.

They had quite a few bonnets. Here are some black ones, which I know are a little hard to see.

I happened to notice that this one had a dead bird on it. The whole bird, beak and all.

Then I pointed it out, the staff thought it was a good idea for me to try it on!

This was one of my favorite quilts.

I just loved this fabric.

And take a look at this fabulous quilting.

This was a wonderful embroidered and embellished one.

I feel sorry that this woman didn't feel she had an identity apart from her husband. My how times have changed!

I love redwork, and this quilt had a lot of it. Sorry it's a little blurry.

See if you can spot the mistake in this one. :)

Some Victorian scrap.

A nice display of lace-making.

I hope you have enjoyed the tour. This is just a fraction of what they had on display. The staff was as friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable as any I've come into contact with anywhere. I hope you get a chance to visit. The director said if you decide to visit and are interested in something in particular, to contact them and they will be happy to get some things out of storage. So plan a road trip with your quilt group, bee, or just a few friends, and get ready to spend an enjoyable day!


Janet said...

Wonderful. I agree, that is a very nice quilt and the quilting was
How did it feel to have a dead bird on your head?
As always look forward to the next one.

Beth said...

Lisa, I have loved your posts of the museum! Tell me, the tiny sewing machines, were they meant for children, or were they just that small. I would love to have such a piece.

And, not everyone gets to wear a dead bird on their head :-)

Thanks so much for the trip. I definitely have to go there soon!


regan said...

What a fantastic museum.....thanks for sharing it with us! Your pics were great, and I felt like I didn't miss a thing! That is just how I like to go through a museum.....my hubby can attest to it! lol

Mary said...

Last Mother's Day, there was a tea and hat show where my mom lives. The woman who did the hat fashion show has a hat museum and talked about the history of different styles and birds on hats. Luckily, she didn't bring that one because I was her model. Apparently, they were all the rage. Gross!

Love those quilts! I still say, amazing!

Janet said...

Triple lines of quilting!!! Wow, it looks wonderful. Another very interesting post - Thanks!

Dawn said...

What a great place to visit.
That triple line quilting is impressive.
The bird hat...well I'm sure she was very proud of it.
I adore those little machines, and the lace making - all if just wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing!

Hilda said...

Fascinating tour.
What were they thinking with that bird ....unless it was a much loved pet?? Looked lovely on you though !