Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

Monday, June 29, 2015

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & FIBER ARTS

Hi friends! How are you? Did you have a nice weekend? I did. Lovely weather. Saturday was our outing to Cedarburg. Such a nice town. We went to the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts. The museum is in the refurbished 1850's dairy barn. Love it. I love old farmsteads. We saw so many on our drive out to Cedarburg. :)
Lord's Prayer Sampler in German
So very many awesome crazy quilts on display.
Sweet, little doggies on this one, dated1833
Lovely colors on this 1868 sampler, stitched in Hartford, WI, where we last lived
Look at this lovely embroidery. It looks like a painting.
This quilted outfit is awesome! Look at the lovely embroidered details.
My mom bought me this wonderful book. ♥

I am soooooooo inspired! All the gorgeous punchneedle pieces featured in this book were in the museum. Marinda teaches punchneedle in the farmhouse. She was not there Saturday though. Oh boy! Just not enough hours in the day.

Here is Brewgrass, my brother's bluegrass band. Were you paying attention? Do you know which guy is my brother?
I finished stitching my current project last night, right before bed. It is a pincushion by Hands On Design called Pomegranate Pincushion. Today I hope to finish it into the pincushion. This pattern and linen was a gift from our friend Barbara. I am not making the Pomegranate Pocket that is also part of this pattern. There is enough linen to make the pocket OR the pincushion. Barbara is fine with me offering this up as a giveaway. Would you like this pattern and linen?


If you want to enter this giveaway, please tell me so in the comments below. You must be a follower of mine. I will draw a name on Monday, July 6th.

I am off to physical therapy soon. I am down to once weekly visits with the therapist. I have increased strengthening exercises at home to do during the week. I will be done with the therapist in a few weeks. :)
I will be back next time with a finish! Thank you for stopping by. I am so glad you did! :) Have a super day in the Lord, my friend!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

26 comments:

Lesley said...

Love your photos of all that wonderful stitching Vickie,thankyou for showing them on your blog.I was paying attention and spotted your brother in the photo:)
Lovely flowers and great news that your physio is going so well.

Ele said...

Lovely photos, thank you for sharing

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

Love Vickie, what have for great photos you showed us. Embroidered Vater unser course I could in German super lesen..hi, hi..Es's nice to see a piece of my country in so far away with you. All the extraordinary quilts and embroideries are fantastic and so old. What the women have thought and felt as they made it? It was so long ago. Me always fascinate those old works. Wish you a nice sunny week.
Greetings Sandra

Maggee said...

First of all, your brother playing the mandolin?? :) Second, would love to enter the giveaway for the Hands on Design piece... I have had an eye on that one! And lastly, love seeing all the flowers...I hope that you can continue to be out in the garden, even when the p.t. stops. Hugs!

Carolien said...

Hello Vickie,

Thanks for that wonderful tour! Oh those samplers are so beautiful!

Please don't enter me in your giveaway, I already received that lovely bookmark from you :)

Take care and have a nice week, dear friend.
Bye, Carolien

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Looks like a great book, it's a lovely feeling when you dip into a new craft book for the first time.
Crazy quilts are so neat - I've always loved them.

Sarah in Stitches said...

That looks like an awesome museum! Glad you had a good time. And I'd love to enter your giveaway! Can't wait to see how you finish off the pincushion :D

Barbara said...

I am so inspired by your flowers....oh how I wish. The museum had some stunning pieces and I'm so happy you shared them with us. I've been thinking about trying punch needle so please tell me how you like it.
Hugs

Margaret said...

What a treat to see that lovely museum! So much to see and to drool over! Love the punchneedle book -- will you be starting a project soon? I know which one is your brother! I really want to try my hand at mandolin someday. What great news that the PT is working so well for you and that you will be finished with it in a bit. So amazing and so so wonderful! Continued prayers that the PT continues successfully for you.

Angela Tucker said...

Oh, the samplers and quilts are beautiful. I have a soft spot for items that are old and worn, but can be used and loved. I have a set of bowls from the 1950s. I still use them for salad and cookie dough.

I've been doing punch needle for about six months and have to say it is a nice change from cross stitch. It is a "no thought" craft. Once you've got the pattern and thread ready, you just punch around and around.

I love the pattern, but please don't enter me...I have way too many projects waiting!

I am so happy that you are on the mend. :-)

Frances N said...

I love the museum--the crazy quilt is so pretty!!
I love those pansies on the cover of the book!! You need to make those!!!!
Your flowers are beautiful!
Glad your therapy is going well!

gominam said...

Thank you for sharing these masterpieces, they are so beautiful! and lovely flowers as always:)

Ranae Ehmen said...

I want to go to that in Wisconsin, now I know what to expect, thanks for sharing a little bit of it, pretty flower blooms

Julie said...

The quilted outfit is magnificent. Such a lot of beautiful work on show.

Hilda said...

What an amazing exhibition of samplers and other needlework. Lucky you to have such an awesome museum nearby.
I am looking forward to see something worked out of this punchneedle book by you. I never ever tried to do punchneedlework.
Thanks for sharing all these beautiful pictures!

Hugs
Hilda

Annette-California said...

Is your brother on the end? How fun to get to see him play. Thank you for sharing about your lovely trip to the museum and showing all the needleworks - WOW! Loved the samplers. I too am looking forward to seeing what you make with punchneedle. Have a Happy 4th of July!
love Annette

Kaisievic said...

Your trip to Cedarburg looks like so much fun - such gorgeous items on display. How cool that your brother is in a Bluegrass band , although, I am sorry, I could not pick him out. I would love to be included in your giveaway, thanks Vickie. P.S. Gorgeous flower pics, too.

rosey175 said...

Doesn't that look like a fun museum! I too like the quilted robe. I'd also imagine it's warm haha.

Love the punchneedle book! I have the tool for it but never found anything good to do. You'll have to flaunt your projects! :D

Carol said...

I'm so glad the physical therapy has been such a positive experience for you, Vickie! I can really feel the hope and happiness in your words :) Lovely trip to had--so much inspiration all around you between the wonderful fiber arts and your brother's band. I can't tell which one is your brother because I can't see the mandolin player very well. Do they perform a lot in the mid-west?

Hope your good weather comes our way--we are just drowning in rain for the past five days. I never remember a June as wet as the one we had!

Lumiruusu said...

Hello Vickie and thank you for these super photos.The samplers at the museum we just breathtaking especially the colourful one int theright side..There were Crist in the Cross ,a bible and pretty Roses too.

You asked about Kristiina. Well I have had a hard week and my little mothersheart ha been on tears as well as my eyes because my DD was diagnosed as Bi-Polar Illnes ,I do not know the riht term in english but it that illnes were people have mania and deep depression ..Somehow it was a relief to know a right name because now doctor can give her the right medication. So that way it is a prayer anwear.. But tht way I do not have any hope for recovering totally ..This is a process for all of us and Kristiina is now in "good state and can take care of her beauifull home where she lives with two kittyes and her boyfriend. You must know what I think about her living with her boyfriend but ..she takes her own choices..

And please count me in the gve away ..Allways remembering you in m prayers.. Maija= Lumiruusu =The Snow Rose

Christina said...

Great photos from the museum. Glad to hear that your PT is working out for you.

Lillie said...

Thank you for sharing the photos from your museum visit. That outfit is fabulous.

Good to know that the physical therapy is doing good for you.
The flowers are lovely.
Have a good 4th of July

Brigitte said...

It must have been so great to see all these quilts and samplers at the exhibition. And then the little extra to listen to your brother's bluegrass band. I just love bluegrass music.

Sally said...

Wow all those samplers are amazing! Thank you for sharing your photos.

I'm so glad that the PT is helping you and continues to help you too.

We arr having very hot weather here ( well hot for us! ) and some places are having record breaking temperatures. I am just thankful for the sea breeze or it would be way too hot!

Peggy Lee said...

Hi Vickie. I thought it was about time I started cruising through my old list of blogs this morning. I've always loved your posts. The first picture in this post is my favorite. The Lord's Prayer in German is awesome! No surprise really, you know I'm a sampler lover!

Meari said...

Awww... what an adorable photo of the pup. :)

The fiber arts museum sounds like it was a lot of fun. Where is it located? Maybe I need to take a road trip...