I won’t show you photos of the disaster. I decided to finally get up the courage to try my hand at finishing one of my pieces into a pinkeep. I had my directions in front of me and all seemed to be going well. I spent my stitching time last night whip stitching to two halves together, still all seemed fine. Then I pulled out my ribbon and realized that it is wider than my piece. No good. So, I will have to either a) unassemble the whole thing and try to make it fatter, or b) buy new ribbon. Frankly, the unassembly seems the easier of the two at this point since it took me weeks to finally get to the store to buy the ribbon in the first place. I’ll show you photos when it looks wonderful and finished.
In the meantime, I’ll distract you with more Philadelphia photos. Also, I’ve posted some new home photos over at the other blog. And in case you hadn’t noticed it, there is a link on my sidebar to the Cozystyle blog too.
The Philadelphia photos today are from Winterthur. We went to see the quilt exhibit they were showing (which Anna has also written about here) and we also visited the surrounding gardens. I would have loved to have also gone on one or more of the tours that went through the mansion itself, but unfortunately time did not allow for it.
The photo at the top of the post is one of the quilts, called Tree of Life. We bought a Christmas ornament with this design on it to hang on our tree.
This quilt was made almost entirely of tiny little hexagons.
And I loved the edging on this quilt – little tassels!
We wandered through one of the galleries of their decorative arts pieces, and I just loved this piece. It’s like a huge door, with all these little surprises and openings.
And finally, we went out into the gardens. I loved this reflecting pool with the water lilies. Eric took the indoor photos and I took the others.
The photo below is a bench in the Enchanted Woods.
I hope you’re enjoying these little peeks at our trip, and I hope to have my pinkeep to show you next time as well as some more progress on Baby Garden. Have a great weekend!
Walk to Rivendell: Still in the Barrow-downs. (Total Miles Walked: 111.25)
I am grateful for getting things off my chest.