Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A Trip to DC

A month or two ago we went up to Washington on the VRE.  (We are senior citizens and it was half price for us!)  Here are a few random pictures I took during the trip. 

The Travelers

This could be inspiration for an upcoming quilt! This is part of the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. 

Did you ever think that outdoor sculptures were cleaned?  We were in the Sculpture Garden before the museums opened.  I couldn't resist taking this picture as a group of ladies scrubbed away.  Yep, this intricate statue was getting a good cleaning! 

There was a display on the Mall showing the issues with plastics in our oceans.  Here's an eye-popping statistic regarding the amount of plastic.  This sign was attached to a cargo container.  Eek! 

(Rats, even playing with the brightness in my photo program doesn't help.) Read below to find out about this old Singer that made buttonholes! You might be able to see the buttonhole shape under the needle if you click on the picture to enlarge it.

What?  Looser clothes helped the commercial dressmaking business? 

That's all I've got on the DC trip at this point.  I've got a few more pictures I'll be sharing over the next week or so. 

Saturday, July 14th

Joy @ Days Filled With Joy
Selina @ Selina Quilts

Sunday, July 15th

Joanne @ Everyone Deserves a Quilt
Jan @ The Colorful Fabriholic

Monday, July 16th

Carole @ From My Carolina Home
Jamie @ L'Fair Quilts
Karen @ Tu-Na Quilts, Travels & Eats

Tuesday, July 17th

Sharon @ Vrooman's Quilts
Mary @ Made by Marney

Wednesday, July 18th

Karrin @ Karrin's Crazy World
Marian @ Seams To Be Sew

Thursday, July 19th

Christina @ Christina's Handicrafts
Sherry @ Books, Hooks, Sticks, etc.
Danice @ Homespun Hannah

Friday, July 20th

Kristi @ Confessions of A Fabric Addict
Wendy @ Pieceful Thoughts

Saturday, July 21st

Cindy @ Stitchin' At Home
Meloney @ Mel's Quilting Blog

Sunday, July 22nd

Anja @ Anja Quilts
Moira @ Quilted Snail

Monday, July 23rd

Brenda @ Songbird Designs
Amy @ Sea of Estrogen
Bonnie @ In Stitches With Bonnie

Tuesday, July 24th

Kathy @ Kathy's Kwilts and More
Summer @ Summer Lee Quilts

Wednesday, July 25th

Susan @ Quilt Fabrication
Brandy @ Pampered Pettit
Jean @ All Points of the Compass

Enjoy some internet surfing while gathering great ideas for Christmas. 

Happy Quilting All! Bonnie 


  1. Globally we MUST take a serious look at our consumption of all products, not just plastics. Reclycing and upcycling are necessary. Every community should be required to find ways to utilize discarded items and encourage citizens to reduce waste. I think the looser clothing allowed manufacturers to make more items in less time; thus, boosting the clothing industry.

  2. Looks like a fun trip. We've reduced our use of plastic bottles to a bare minimum and have been using reusable water bottles.

  3. You were in DC!!!! I am so sorry, I missed you.


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