Before we left Houston last Monday we did manage to see some of the sights when we visted a number of houses which have been relocated at Sam Houston Park. We had a guided tour and saw many different homes and how they would have been decorated at the time. There was even a quilt on one of the beds and the years spanned from the 1840s up to the 1940s.
A lovely little area in the middle of Houston, surrounded by high rise buildings and yet portraying a different life.
Then we flew to DC on Monday and our first visit was to the DAR Museum on Tuesday. We had a guided tour and saw some fabulous appliqued quilts from the 1840s and I was in heaven, being able to study them at close range.
We've stopped buying fabric and booksw and now we're buying patterns and pins. Actually I also bought a couple of books about the historical background of quilts. We're loving seeing Washington DC, the fall leaves are out everwhere and the weather is lovely and sunny. More to come.