Category Archives: Needlework

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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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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