Jonquil Festival 2019

Last weekend I volunteered at Old Washington Historic State Park for their annual Jonquil Festival event. The weather was beautiful, the flowers were in bloom, and we had quite a few visitors! It was a great event!

The Sanders Homestead

I gave tours in the Sanders Homestead along with 3 other ladies. The two of us that were inside the home decided to do first person impressions to make things more interesting for all the visitors. This means that we portrayed two of the daughters of the Sanders family. I portrayed Sarah Sanders Garland, wife of Augustus Garland. Fun fact! Augustus Garland became the 11th governor of the state of Arkansas! He served from 1874 to 1877. Bree portrayed Isabella Sanders, the second daughter of the Sanders family.

The beautiful flowers in front of the house! Everyone loved walking through our front gate to take pictures of them.

My reading for in between giving tours- “From the errors of other nations, let us learn wisdom.”

A portrait of the famous Swedish opera singer- Jenny Lind! She was often referred to as the “Swedish Nightingale.”

One of the rooms of the house is set up as the girls’ room.

Isabella Sanders (Bree) writing her latest story while waiting on visitors to come by.

The parlor of the Sanders home. Isn’t it beautiful!

The gorgeous piano in the parlor.

The parent’s room.

In the afternoon we decided to sit on the porch and watch the surrey go by and greet visitors as they came in through our front gate.

The detached kitchen behind the house.

I wore my Irish cockade from Creative Cockades! Go check out her site! I have two cockades from her (at the moment;)) and she does beautiful work! Everyone loved the cockade!  

Keep on the lookout for future blog posts! I’m in the works of writing out *several* posts and will publish them shortly! Happy Friday!

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Merry Christmas 

6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9:6

Merry Christmas everyone! 

Love, 

Chloe’ Mae 

Quiet Quilting

Tonight I did some quiet quilting on this old fashioned friendship quilt I’m working on. I’ll use the quilt for reenactments and then embroider the name of the event and some of the dear friends (and new ones!) who were also at the event. My awesome mother gave me the idea for the quit- thanks Mom!

Here are some photos of what I did tonight:

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To get ideas for quilt blocks I typed in things such as “Civil war quilt blocks” and “Old fashioned quilt blocks” into Google. Then I printed the images of some I wanted to try out and cut the shapes out to use as stencils. I’m quite pleased with the way these turned out!

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These are quilt blocks I have completed previously. I love putting quilt blocks together and seeing all the different fabrics and patterns come together!