I have been on the road since Saturday. I taught two great classes with the gals in Battle Creek. We had a really fun day of dyeing fabric and then a day of making fused art quilts. Either Summer Afternoon or Pumpkins. I guess the girls in Battle Creek are getting ready for fall. I am now outside Toledo in Sylvania OH where I will be teaching Machine Quilting and Small Autumn Mums.
Yesterday I had a day to play, so I decided to visit the Henry Ford Museum. It was a beautiful day, sunny and warm and I thoroughly enjoyed myself walking thru the selection of collections in the Museum and then walking around the Greenfield Village, a collection of homes and buildings from around the country. Henry Ford’s home is there, Edison’s workshop, the Wright Brothers store and many other homes and buildings representing different time periods from around the USA.
Here are a few pictures from the collections sorry there aren’t more but my battery went dead.
Well first I had to stick in a picture of George, because I miss him. This was taken right before I left. The dog days of summer are here.
OK now some interesting pictures from the museum.
There was a wonderful display of irons.
There was some beautiful painted furniture. I love painted furniture. I guess I Really love decorative arts.
We all know a little about the history of the sewing machine, but I love learning more. I also love the decorative look of these old black machines. I wish our sewing machines were as beautiful and had as much style as these do. I wish they were works of art. Some one could make alot of money if they designed a sewing machine that worked well and looked beautiful.
This was a rug in I think Daniel Webster’s house that was made of these 12” square blocks of wool. All hand sewn to create I think what is called a “penny rug”. I would think that the wool would fray, but maybe not. It was very cool looking.
These are ceramics in the gift shop. I have always loved tiles and redware pottery.
If you ever get a chance to visit the Henry Ford Museum it is well worth the cost and time. I had a great day. It was my Birthday present to myself. Since tomorrow is my BD and I will be working all day, it was a nice treat.