Category Archives: Needlework

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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Decorate Your Castle The Lindisfarne Way

Twice each day, for several hours at a time, the island of Lindisfarne is cut off from the English mainland by the tides of the North Sea. That was music to the ears of a group of seventh-century monks from … Continue reading

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That’s Iron And Coal!

The Vatican Museums were packed. I shuffled along through the Gallery of Maps, squeezed inside the Room of the Segnatura, and there it was, just like I had seen in Gardner’s Art Through the Ages. I was standing before The … Continue reading

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A Pink Rose Quilt Was The Start of Something Big For Marie Webster And Marion, Indiana

Marie Webster wanted a new quilt for her bedroom, so she dusted off her quilt-making skills, turned to her garden for inspiration, and created an appliqué quilt with pastel pink roses, a pale green lattice, and a swag border. She … Continue reading

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What Did Mount Vernon, Winterthur, the White House and My Sycamore Street Bedroom Have in Common?

A celebrity of the handicraft world made the edging on the curtains that hung in my childhood bedroom. That’s what I learned the other day, when my mother was paging through Poetry to the Earth: The Arts & Crafts Movement … Continue reading

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I Found Birds, Trailers, a Nisse House and a Dresden Stollen Maiden Under My Christmas Tree

What were your favorite Christmas presents this year?  The best gifts I found under the tree were handmade. Resting atop a cozy knitted hood, this lovely bird embroidered on an Irish linen hankie is just as elegant as the penman’s … Continue reading

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