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Married 39 years, mother of 3 and grandmother of 5. I'm a seamstress and I've worked at a alteration shop for about 17 years. It's been real interesting working with women from 6 different nations. Jesus is the center of my live. He is my peace, my refudge, my beloved. My prayer is that the work of my hands, the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart are pleasing to Him.
Sunday, October 10, 2010

Strolling in Greenfield Village - 2010

Antique Battenburg lace on blouse yoke.

Amy in a 1910, 3 piece Suit, trimmed is embroidered taffeta & I'm in a 1900 Blouse and skirt with antique lace. I have birds on my hat and a Battenburg parasol.

After skipping a year, Amy and I returned to Greenfield Village, for the Antique Car show. This all started back in 1983, after I had made the costumes, for Mount Clemens High Schools musical "Music Man". I was in love with the time period and wanted someplace to play. So, the Antique Car Show and Greenfield Village became my new play ground.
Since starting in 1983, there's been as few a 4 of us and as many as 15. I've always warned people that is they don't like to be followed, photographed or video taped, not to go with us. (we're even in a couple of oil paintings)I've also established some rules #1 Ride the carousel #2 Eat Frozen Custard #3 Choir Prastic(as long as the group is big enough)
I gave my friend a Personal Victorian Bridal Shower here, where we "dressed" to attend and brought gifts that weren't toooo personal, as no proper Victorian women, would not be caught showing her bloomers in public! We had a Victorian picnic with tea sandwiches and finger deserts and we were photographed by a professional photographer. It was the year I started Choir practice. We sing hymns that would have been song in the 1900's.
One year, Amy's grade school class went to Greenfield Village and spent the day in the one room school house, that Henry Ford attended as a boy. I dressed the teacher and 4 of the mom's that went. I even took the proper Victorian picnic lunch, including the china.
We've had great fun over the years. It's been a time for me to play, and my daughters to play dress up. It's given us a time to bound. It's become a great tradition and I glad that it's now 3 generations, since Amy's son Alex went 2 years ago and Eliana will join us next year.

I'll post pictures another time of all the different years we've attended

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Not a Winner, but an Accomplishment

The picture on the right is my entry in the American Sewing Expo "Classic American Automobile" Quilt Contest. The picture on the left is a drawing by John Hayes, and my inspiration. John is an artist from England. You can see more of his work at
I have never entered a quilt contest before. Grant you, I had no expectations of winning, but I was still willing to try. I mailed my entry off and then went on a vacation, with my hubby and our daughter Amy's family. Therefore, I was unable to attend the American Sewing Expo. I was not a winner, but it was worth the try and the experience.

So, if anyone is interested, I have a 30" x 30" quilt of a 57 Chevy Bel Air for sale.