. . . where the river was frozen one day and thawed the next.
. . . and a signpost indicating how many miles it is from Wilmington, NY, to other towns in the U.S. with the same name--Wilmington, CA 2891 mi, Wilmington, IL 904, Wilmington, MN 1186, Wilmington, KS 1422, Wilmington, DE 396, Wilmington, OH 732, Wilmington, NC 868, Wilmington, MA 240, and Wilmington, VT but I can't read the sign for that one :)
Look what I discovered in an Adirondack store--a display of old sewing machines!
According to the owner, his wife collected sewing machines with fancy lettering and designs.
They are up really high so these were the best photos I could get.
But what a delightful surprise to see this display. There must have been 30 at least.
And, of course I went to the local thrift shop--my favorite place. This time I came home with an Arpillera--a bargain at 50-cents! I have a small collection of these appliqued pieces and had previously posted about them here. They were made mostly in Chile and Peru in the 1970s-80s.
What I love about this piece (and others) is that nothing is in proportion. Houses are small and birds are big. That figure in the center almost looks like a giant but maybe he's on top of a ladder. Who knows. Lots of embroidered tufts of grass throughout--and flowers.
I wonder who this figure might represent. And check out that creature on the right--a beetle??
The name of the person who made it is embroidered in the lower right corner. All in all the piece is absolutely charming.
All the embroidery goes right through to the back.
Home where spring is in the air :)
Have a great week!
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