I’m going to the International Quilt Festival tomorrow, so I have to rest up! So here is just a quick post for tonight, but I’m pretty sure I’ll have plenty to report from the festival in the next few days.
This comment was in Harper’s Weekly on Feb. 12, 1859:
Rightly or wrongly, the esthetic eye requires that the female figure shall be broader at the base than at any other point… Certainly a woman without hoops, with garments clinging to her person, and exposing, in the wind, the contour of every limb, is neither gracefully nor delicately attired.
The caption says:
Police Constable (to boy) “Now then, off with that Hoop, or I’ll precious soon Help you!”
Lady (who imagines the observation is addressed to her), “What a monster!”
lifts up the crinoline and hurries off
I love a joke from a past century.
The festival sure sounds like fun!! Have a great time!!
I know you have faced charging elephants, but I will be in the midst of 10,000 quilters rampaging for a bargain! That’s pretty wild and dangerous too! 🙂
Ha ha ha!! 🙂 That is definitely more dangerous!! Elephants usually just mock charge and veer away at the last moment… But I don’t think humans are known to do that. They will definitely hit the target!! Best of luck with that!! Safe trip!!
I’m contemplating going – at the George R. Brown, right? I went last year and loved it. They even had yarn vendors!
Did you end up going? I was only there for three hours but I did a lot of damage. I only saw one yarn booth though.
I did! Saw some yarn booths as well and got a couple of ounces of roving. So many beautiful quilts!