Our recent vacation to Maine found my husband and I spending the night
in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
We almost wrecked several times because it was so hard
to drive with our heads hanging out of the windows looking at all of the beautiful old homes in the area. This one, Old Mission House, built in 1739, by a missionary to the Stockbridge Indians, is no exception!
Below is how the house looked on a postcard from 1908.
It has since been beautifully restored, as you can see.
The fence around the property is obviously not original, but it is quite old.
Isn't it just incredible? Look at that curved section!
Having just finished sewing down the binding on my little
"Fun in the Sun" quilt, I decided that the fence was a perfect backdrop for the contemporary colors and fabrics .
"Fun in the Sun" will be sold at a silent auction
being held by my quilt guild in October.
For some reason this barn behind the Old Mission House makes me think of fall, pumpkins and apple cider doughnuts! Love them all!
Tomorrow, I'll show you the third quilt that I finished binding during my long car ride to Maine, "No Prints Allowed", photographed outside of the cottage that we rented in Maine. Hope you have time to stop by!
P.S. Just in case anyone is worried, no fence was harmed in filming of this post...I used tiny straight pins to hold it up.