Since I'm signed up for a blog hop that starts on the 26 (my day is the 28th), I have recruited my 10 year old granddaughter to hop along with me! She did such a great job on her project, which is to be a "stamp" design, that even if I never made mine you wouldn't be disappointed in what you will see. Here's a peak at the back. Let me tell you - it's adorable!!!
Our trip took us to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Tombstone, Arizona, and Carlsbad Caverns. Most of our pictures need to be "gone through", but I did download a few taken in the Tombstone Museum that might be of interest to those of us who sew! If you could go back in time to the 1800's, you might go through a scenario like this:
Get out the iron so you can press your dress. This iron weighs 21 pounds!(Not to speak of continuously putting it back on the flame to reheat it! AND....it was 118 degrees just outside of Tombstone when we were there!)
You decide to bring the black beaded handbag because it holds a few more coins and you know you will need a LOT!You also clean up your gloves a little so people won't think poorly of you!
Oh, no! You need to fry some chicken to take along for lunches on the trip. Maybe a few apples will help, too!
It's time to catch the stage coach! You hurry down the stairs dragging your heavy wooden trunk and find someone to help you carry it to the station.
You're ready to go, but after a brief talk with the driver, you find out there is no such thing yet as a Quilt Shop!!! Oh, NO!! You'll have to either rely on the two calico designs the local general store has ordered (the same two that every woman in town has made her family's clothing from), or use up old scraps and clothing!
Aren't you glad we live in this day and age where all we have to do is click a button on the computer?