Bruce and I returned last weekend from a wonderful trip to Pennsylvania, with our best friends, to visit our son, Kevin, wife, Gwen and our little 7 month old grandson, Emerson, who is just the happiest, most contented little boy in the world!
|Grandma Kathy Playing "So Big" With Emerson|
|Grandpa Bruce With Happy Boy Emerson!|
|Martha & Kathy With President Abraham Lincoln|
|An Amish woman waiting to enter the road from a roadside market.|
|Miniature Quilt Exhibit at Quilt Museum in Intercourse, Pa.|
|A Miniture Amish Quilt & Sewing Accessories|
Another day, we visited Valley Forge in King of Prussia, Pa. We learned that the land on which Valley Forge stands, was originally a land grant, owned by William Penn, who gifted his eldest daughter, Letitia, with the 600 acres of land, for her wedding present. This is all very interesting to me, as I am a direct descendent of William Penn on my mother's side of the family. My grandmother's name was Margaret Penn, and my youngest brother is named William Penn. In my parents' home, stands the 300 year old Penn spinning wheel, owned originally by James Penn.
|Soldier's Cabins at Valley Forge|
|Inside of a Soldier's Cabin at Valley Forge|
|George Washington's Home at Valley Forge|
|A Room inside of George Washington's Home|
|Kitchen inside George Washington's Valley Forge Home|
|Beautiful Garden Outside of the Valley Forge Museum|
Wishing all of my dear friends a blessed and beautiful day today wherever you may find yourself, and hopefully you will find some quiet moments just for yourself to do something special...like perhaps finding time to take a few stitches in one of your favorite needlework projects.