Monday, June 20, 2011

SALEM, OREGON

On Friday, my DIL along with 2 grandchildren and I went to Salem to see some historic sites.  First we went to the Mission Mill Museum for a short visit.  While there my GD got to talking to a book binder and we visited with him for a while.  He was very interesting and informative.  One of the historic homes wasn't open by the time we got there (guide book didn't have the new times).  We did get to see and tour the Bush House Museum.  It is a lovely house built in 1877 and our tour guide was excellent.  See this link.  
 Most of my pictures didn't turn out because I couldn't use the flash.  This is a picture of the wallpaper, which is original.
 A display of a dolls' tea party was in one bedroom.


In my spare time, I have been doing quite a bit of sewing.  I have completed 11 of the Union Blocks from the Gone to Texas quilt.  They are very scrappy and I didn't know if I would like them, but most of them look pretty good!




Saturday's civil war block.  I'm glad that I have been able to keep up to date on this.

Saturday we went to a local historical museum and we have some other outings planned.  We have decided to stay at DS/DIL's longer.  Woo Hoo!

13 comments:

Lori said...

Your blocks remind me a bit of my blind man's fancy blocks.
Salem is such a pretty town. I have never really checked out anything historic there before. It sounds like you are enjoying yourself.
Are you going to be in Central Oregon at all?

MARCIE said...

This looks like a very interesting trip. And I love all your blocks! Have fun!

merumo said...

Your scrappy blocks are looking so yummy!!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Sounds as though you are having a GREAT time. Love the pictures of Salem and your quilt blocks.

Carolyn

seventhsister26 said...

You get so much done on the road;) glad you are enjoying your time out;)
Happy Quilting!!

---"Love" said...

Beautiful blocks, all of them! Glad you will get to spend more time with the kids. We're still burning up, but hey, it did thunder a few minutes ago! I doubt it rains though! Have fun! ---"Love"

Kathie said...

oh I love your blocks, they are going to look wonderful in the quilt!
keep going.
Looks like a wonderful house to tour, I love going to museums like this...
Kathie

Liriopia said...

I'm jealous! You are having so much fun! The blocks are marvelous!

Liri

---"Love" said...

(More area storms tonight! We may get some rain yet! --- Your place probably more than mine!) ---"Love"

Beth said...

Sounds like you are having a great time.
The scrappy blocks look really great. I can't believe how much you get done while traveling.

bere said...

Lindas fotos!
Belos trabalhos.
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Sandra Henderson said...

gorgeous!!!~ALL of it!! love your blog. XO

Teresa said...

Great pictures - thanks for sharing. Your blocks are all looking good!