Monday, July 26, 2010

Checking in

I'm still cording that blasted petticoat! I knew it would take awhile but not forever. In addition I've been car hunting and then purchased a new one! But gearing up for living history season with my first event being in Missouri.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

California trip

A couple of weeks ago I visited family in California and we went down to San Francisco. The DeYoung was having an Impressionist exhibit from France. Couldn't get photos of that one but took quite a few of the permanent collection and of the city. You can see those here.

But to stay on topic, there were some great genre paintings in the American Art collection that I just loved.

This one is called "Recreation" by Jerome Thompson, 1857. I love the details.

Didn't get the title and artists for these, sorry. The third one is post-war, but not by much as I remember. Sorry about the quality of the fourth. I picked up a print from the Impressionist exhibit called Family Reunion by Bazille. I just loved it. I'll get a scan in later so you can get a better view of it.

I promise to get pictures of my new dress up, but it has been too blasted hot! I just haven't felt like putting on the corset and everything.

Monday, July 5, 2010

I'm back

Been in California visiting family and have gotten very little sewing done. I will though have pictures from the visit soon. The weather in San Francisco could not have been better! I wanted to bottle it up and bring it home.