Category Archives: Needlework

Mandy’s Map Is A Great Conversation-Starter

Start a conversation with me about what’s new in Northumberland National Park and I’d have plenty to say. I’d begin by announcing the return of Ratty, the loveable water vole in Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows, to Kielder … Continue reading

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Pink Skies, Blue Streets And Teal Sidewalks: That’s Carlisle In Technicolor!

While I was taking a hairdryer to three waterlogged Barbours, Cumbria-based artist Helen Walsh was showing a group of museumgoers how to embellish fabric with beads and sequins, I discovered. Lovely 1920s purses provided the inspiration for the September session … Continue reading

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There Are So Many Doorstops To Make. I Am Impatient To Begin.

Ohio Village has everything I need to live a very contented life. I’d reside in the house at the end of the boardwalk, across from the schoolhouse. There’s a study club where I could participate in book discussions, a newspaper … Continue reading

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Serve Tomato Aspic On “Harvest Wheat,” Just Like At Johnny’s Home

“Living History Tour.” The concept of a costumed guide at a historic site assuming the character of a person associated with that place is a clever way to engage people and give them an entirely different perspective on history. But … Continue reading

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Primitive Stitchers Know How To Root Out The Good Stuff

Where do you get your news?   Television broadcasts and headline digests are effective ways to keep up to speed on current events, but I’m also partial to combing the calendar of events section of magazines, newspapers, newsletters and websites … Continue reading

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Can You Hear Them? Can You See Them? Yes, You Can, At The Robbins Hunter Museum!

I turned the doorknob of the fanlighted side door of the elegant building at 221 East Broadway in Granville, and a lady rushed up to greet us as we walked in.  “Are you here for a tour?,” she asked excitedly, … Continue reading

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Stop Your Stagecoach at Lawrence Myers’ Inn During Sunbury’s Bicentennial Year

What book was a real eye-opener for you after you read it? For Civil War Major General William Starke Rosecrans, it was John Milner’s The End of Religious Controversy, a “friendly correspondence between a religious society of Protestants and a … Continue reading

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