Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Back from New England ...

We had a wonderful week of fall color ....

finding ancestors in rainy, cold cemeteries ....

afternoons in town vaults going over old, old records ....

the Maine coast ....

apple and pumpkin picking.

We discovered the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire and these gorgeous 17th century Flemish tapestries the family owned.

And I got to visit Delectable Mountain Cloth in Brattleboro, Vermont - it's packed full of silk fabric, vintage lace, vintage buttons, velvets, .... mmmm.  I first read about the store on Susan Elliott's blog and bookmarked it for this fall's visit.  It definitely lived up to my expectations!  I bought two sample packs of silk fabrics, yardage of two vintage laces, and a doily.

I've decided on these five fabrics for a piece that will display my great grandmother Margaret McGrady Ybarra Willoughby's photo.  I can't wait to get to work on it!

Happy Creating!  Deborah


  1. What a wonderful trip you had...I envy your shopping excursion, that shop looks incredible...and more so everytime I see something about it!

  2. Looks like an awesome trip!! Thanks for all the wonderful pics.

  3. You've posted about 2 of my favorite topics. Fabric and New England. We traveled there last spring and went up the coast and almost made it all the way to the tip top of Maine and ran out of time. You had a very interesting trip! enJOYed