Thursday, April 7, 2011

Ok So What I brought back from a short trip to Williamsburg!!!!

Because I'm a bit spoiled like Miss Abbie, I brought back a few things I drooled over for stitching purposes.
This book has many of the colonial houses at Williamsburg that I can "visit" when I have the time and also tells the history, design, details, etc. that I couldn't fit in an 8 hour trip.
I still haven't read it yet but it's awesome full of pics. My designing mind wants to know!

I just can't wait to delve into this book and simmer into it's stories with a cup of Earl Grey tea.

isn't this beautiful?

Like I needed another sampler to stitch.....LOL  anyways, I wanted this one The Ann Hill sampler

the history of it.

included the floss and 35 ct linen

absolutely gorgeous colors which would go on our sampler wall in the master bedroom.

with 35 ct linen, antique ivory. I should have taken out of the plastic but this is fresh out of the suitcase!

I did a full happy dance when I saw this smaller floor cloth!  I LOVED IT!
The colors in our Dutch colonial home are sooooooo pretty! and I knew this was the spot to put it.

If you've never seen a floorcloth, it's actually like a piece of canvas and very durable. I have one in front of the fireplace, and it's withstood 2 winters so far without any scratches with walking on it and building fires.

They are gorgeous! This is actually a placemat size but I just got one because I knew exactly I wanted this on the sofa table.

and my most fave treat is this pincushion. I couldn't decide on which one to get as they had many ones to choose from. I almost chose the delft blues but decided I wanted this one better, besides it had pins in it!!!!

yep, this just fit with Feathers in the Nest very well.

I got a couple of other things as gifts for others but these are my favorite things from the Williamsburg short trip we took. I hope we go back one day and get to visit the other museums and buildings and I believe that we will in time.

Miss Abbie was so glad to see us. She dug right into a piece of pizza when we came back and slept soundly in the laundry pile all day.

she's a bit ready for play her on her snack mat, we call it, under my stitching chair. She has her fave treat, the sweet potato treat in her "paws".

brushed and groomed a bit today. She was pretty rough-looking when she came home...LOL

She loves to drag her blanket to the stitching chair.

But I haven't been in it today. Too much to do.

I tried to put bows on her after brushing but she doesn't like them and this was taken a few minutes before shaking and flinging them in mid-air.......

And praise the Lord, I found my "close up" glasses when we got home. OMG, I had to get readers again and what a difference as one eye is different than the other.  I was in a "tizzy" before I left and couldn't find them at the last minute, but finally did when we came back.....thank you, Lord!

and here is some progress on a design I'm making called "Follow Your Heart".

Methinks I have too many going on at one time.....stitching ADHD

I still have some pics from the Quilting section of the museum.....but later......




  1. I am so happy for you, that your trip was so full of good memories. The items you chose to bring home are going to be perfect reminders of your great week. Enjoy!

  2. That sampler looks like it will be fun to stitch and the thread colors are just beautiful!

    The floor cloth looks so nice on that table. Definitely the perfect spot for it!

    I absolutely love the pin cushion! So cute!

    Glad you are home safe and sound!

  3. Thanks Calamity! We did have some good memories through the trip....or for us it was....I think there may have been a couple that wasn't for goes on. Never put your heart out there.....I learned that the hard way.
    Williamsburg was gorgeous. The weather was surprisingly good because the it had some grave thunderstorms coming our way but dissipated quicker than we thought.
    We came on back because there were other clouds lingering.

    @ Nancy....yes! it does look like it's fun to stitch. I have soooo many things to stitch I'm going nuts! :) I do heart the pin cushion.


    Thanks to you all. I see not many comments any more, thinking of stopping the blog as I don't feel many read it anymore. But thanks again for the time....


  4. I'm glad you had a nice trip - Beautiful sampler you purchased & the floor cloth - Such vibrant colors - Just gorgeous - I like where you placed it - It adds a nice touch

    Enjoy your weekend

  5. Jennifer great things you bought!! I am just now catching up on blog reading!! I so enjoyed all your Williamsburg Pictures. We may be going there this Sept. I can't wait !!!

  6. Looks like a fabulous book!! I love Colonial houses, and in the USA you must have plenty:))
    Your Dutch floor cloth is to nice to put on the floor, such a gorgeous pattern. The pincushion is lovely too:))
    Thanks for showing a bit of Williamsburg:))

  7. lovely stash haul .. never seen a floor mat before :) love the pin cushion just my colours too and absolutely adore that sampler * sigh more enabling and soo glad Miss Abbie enjoyed you being home and not in too much of a huff with you :) love mouse xx

  8. What a great trip you had! The historic homes book and sampler are wonderful mementos of your Williamsburg visit. I love reading about the stories behind historic homes.


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