Thursday, October 16, 2014

Downton Abbey costumes

When we were in Philadelphia our friends took us to the Winterthur Museum in estate-like grounds. We went to see the Downton Abbey costumes on display and were pleasantly surprised by another exhibit!!

Recognize any of these??!! 

And the surprise exhibit??
Amazing embroidery!

The gardens were also amazing:

This used to be a pool 

Next up will be pictures from the latest Wisconsin retreat! And after that?? There's a fabulous  quilt show this weekend nearby so I'm sure I'll have lots of photos!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Longwood Gardens near Philadelphia

We have a friend who is the director of the Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square near Philadelphia, and we recently had the chance to see him at the Gardens. OMG!! This is an amazing place to visit! Reminds me of a European estate! Here are some of the pictures I took. No quilts but the gardens and fountains are just beautiful!

This is Pennsylvania- not Italy 

I'd never seen a lightning protected tree! 

This is a special train garden!!

Everything is garden related, including the bread and butter at the restaurant!

Look at these colors!

Bathrooms!! Each room has greenery in the ceiling! Oh and I've got to tell you that they have THE cleanest bathrooms I've ever seen!

These lily pads were imported and regrow every year!

Orchid gardens with such vibrant colors!

This area is being completely remodeled in the next couple of years!

This is a bell tower that chimes regularly! Very old!


Newly opened meadows with restored house from the 1700s

Isn't this a gorgeous house??!!

Next up: pictures from Winterthur exhibit of Downtown Abbey clothes!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Quilt pictures

I took these recently but cannot for the life of me remember where! We were in Philadelphia but I don't recall taking these. 
I will show you the beautiful gardens of Longwood next.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

More quilt show pictures

I hope you enjoy looking at these quilts as much as I did!

Isn't this adorable?!!!

This was so creative--unfortunately the picture doesn't show its beauty
I loved this! See detailed picture next

Great setting, I think

Can you believe this quilting??!! Gorgeous