Recently, the blond headed daughter (bhd) said, "let's take a picnic and go on a road trip!"
Well, not a long road trip--please--no, let's just drive about 1.5 hours from the house to one of the
most historic places in Texas History--Washington On The Brazos. It is said to be the
birth place of Texas Independence. Oh, okay, let's go, but let's not take a picnic--it's just too darn hot!
We'll find that airport diner in Brenham for lunch--all agreed and we're off!
I'm glad we took the ranch walking tour--where I found some textile treasures.
like this overshot woven upholstered chair.
sad though, as it has faced the sun way too long and has faded--
this would definitely happen without window dressings in 1800's
The bed covering was a fancy applique
and in the other bedroom, this lovely pieced plaid quilt adorned the bed
In the dining area, we found a floor cloth-- used in the place of carpets or rugs
We ventured to the museum, which was across the road from the farm house and
upstairs I found more wonderful textiles--like this Grandmother's flower garden quilt
A super great applique quilt--with star borders
Look--a lazy kate! I never could find the reasonings behind calling it lazy kate!
The Lone Star Quilt! One of my favorite patterns and very difficult to piece in the 1800's
and a remarkable piece of overshot pattern with weaving shuttle and quills (bobbins)
a variation on the Lone Star Quilt
Hand quilting in circles
At the foot of the bed--wouldn't you like to cover yourself with this delight?
another example of overshot coverlet
Here you can see how the strips were seamed to make a full size coverlet.
Okay, even though it was a hot day, it was an enjoyable day visiting Texas History again.