Monday, July 15, 2013

Dyrham Park and the American Museum

I had best finish off the trip....for my sake too, so I will remember what we did! On Monday we had our stitching day with the some of the Hay stitching girls. It was fun to share this day with the ladies and we were spoilt with delicious lunch and morning tea. It was hubby's birthday too so we went out for a delicious dinner at the Three Tuns!
On Tuesday, Penny, Bruce and I headed to a wonderful house, Dyrham Park, (National trust) near Bath. We were heading to Bath to check out the quilts at the American Museum in Britain. Dyrham Park was lovely and we were especially thrilled with all the wonderful embroideries that had been preserved. Most had been made by the ladies of this house.

 Check out the amazing satin stitch on these feathers!
The American Museum was very interesting. There were rooms set out as they were in different periods of history and there were lots of lovely handmade artifacts. The quilts were the highlight though! There were lots of antique quilts presented in large covered cases so the photos aren't great but it will give you an idea of just a few of the many quilts.

 There were some ladies quilting near the antique quilts and it was lovely to chat to them about what they were doing.
 This was a beautiful sampler in one of the rooms.
Thanks, Penny, for a great day out!

1 comment:

Penny said...

It was a good day, wasn't it!