Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Coming To An End

Thanks for traveling with me and all of your kind comments and encouragement on my stitching. I am looking forward to catching up on my blog reading when I get home.
Tuesday, we woke up to more rain. Fortunately all the events for the day were very close by and inside.
The morning session was lectures on Charleston Colonial era samplers and other embroideries from Charleston. During the lunch break one of the sweet grass basket artisans came and gave a presentation on the baskets made here.
After lunch we went over to the Charleston Museum for a behind the scenes tour.

Some of the storage areas.

This was a textile that they brought out to show us. It was originally a bed covering but was cut up at some point.

It is filled with great Charleston scenes.

Look at the fabulous ship!

More houses.

A fabulous billy goat.
We then had a little more time to walk around Charleston.

This is St. Phillip's church. I am so glad it cleared up for the rest of the day.
Our final event was a dinner at a local restaurant called Muse. It is restaurant week in Charleston and there are special menus in most restaurants with special pricing for a 3 course meal.

This was a braised short rib with potatoes and kale and was very good. It was a great evening filled with friends and good food.
I did stitch a little more. I am always sad to put her away again but it is time to head home.

Here is a close up of the fabulous butterfly.

Susan brought me this wonderful little journal that she made. Thank you! I love it!

It was a wonderful event and time away.
Thanks for traveling along with me! Back to work in the morning....

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carol fun said...

Your stitching is looking great - that little butterfly is so pretty. I would have loved to see that textile. Such wonderful images and fabrics.

Krista said...

What a wonderful textile exhibit, love all the house designs!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, admiring textiles in a museum is something I could do every day. It must have been very interesting. Thanks for the great pictures.

Vickie said...

Oh how fabulous! I hope your first day back is a good one Chris. =)

butterfly said...

Wonderful trip, love the butterfly but I would ha.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Charleston is such a beautiful place, rainy or not! Sounds like you had a grand time and your stitching is beautiful!

Margaret said...

Looks like such a wonderful time! I love that textile piece they showed you at the museum. Gorgeous! Hard to go back to work in the morning, I bet. :(

Susan said...

I have fallen behind on my reading and commenting, so missed your trip. Charleston is one of my favorite cities. Went on a really fun ghost tour when I was there last. Your stitching is beautiful as usual. Hope your return trip was nicer than the going.

Jeanne said...

Well I'm envious, I've always wanted to visit Charleston. Glad you had fun and I love your sampler - lovely!

Julie said...

A super textile exhibit, how lovely to see it close up.

Carol said...

So glad you enjoyed the Charleston trip despite the rain, Chris! I well remember that church from our visit in 2007...

Looking forward to seeing that beautiful sampler grow and grow!

diamondc said...

Chris: I am happy for you that you are having a great time and all the history that you are expiriencing, I love the textile it is stunning.
The food looks yummy.
I really like the colors in the sampler you are doing it is lovely.
I kinda of ramble on don't I.


Charlene ♥ SC said...

Looks like a great visit to the low country! Such a lovely piece you're stitching.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

What a good great time! I've enjoyed your travels and pictures and eats!

Catherine said...

Aren't the behind the scene tours great!?! Thanks for sharing your journey!

Suzanne said...

Looks like you have been having a lovely time, you have some great photos. Pretty piece you are stitching.

Karoline said...

Sounds like it was wonderful event, thanks for shareing it with us.

Lovely progress on your sampler