Monday, January 14, 2013

Stitching the Story Together

These pictures were taken in October when we visited the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia.  Can't you just imagine her studio?  The materials and storage pieces in the upholstery shop displays were full of beautiful items.

Betsy Ross learned to sew from her great aunt.  Betsy married a fellow upholsterer apprentice, John Ross.  When he was killed in the Revolutionary War, Betsy repaired uniforms and tents.  She maintained the business tiill retirement when she was completely blind.

Betsy Ross was the American flag maker noted for changing the 6-pointed stars to 5-pointed stars.

 I had a lot of fun with this layout. beginning with the font, stitchery and ribbon

and adding the seamstress and country ephemera.
 

11 comments:

Connie Mercer said...

gorgeous layout Cindy!! What a treat to get to see that!!

madscrappertoo said...

I really love this :)

Adriana - DRIARTE said...

Your work is absolutely amazing!

Charlotte Brochu said...

Very nice layout Cindy and very informative!

kate blue said...

so love fabric on layouts...lovely! Just reminds me to that there's this vintage consignment shoppe in a town not too far away that I've been wanting to stop in to find some vintage trims & buttons...

Ruki said...

beautiful layout!!

Sharon Fritchey said...

Oh my goodness, Cindy! Your page is just amazing. Not only beautiful, but very informative, too! I love visiting your blog - I get to see your gorgeous work and learn something each time!!!!!

Heather Landry said...

The fabric that you added is wonderful. You really did a great job telling her story on her page and in this post. I learned things I didn't know!

Connie said...

Love the stitching and papers. Great layout.

Lisa-olsi said...

A lovely LO, with many beautiful details.
Hugs Lisa

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MARILYN said...

love the curtain...So pretty!!!!