Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sturbridge Village Field Trip and Sampler

I recently chaparoned a field trip for the 5th graders and we went to Sturbridge Village.  It is a recreation of an Olde Colonial Village and I love the simplicity of it.  It always amazes me at how much work went into daily life and how we take for granted the modern amenities we have today.  Can you imagine churning your own butter and cheese.  I think most of us would just go without.  The kids were assigned the task of finding certain thinks within the village and one of the kids asked if I could just look it up on my iphone.  What????  #1 I don't have an iphone and #2 where is the fun in that??  I swear technology has robbed our children.  I am not anti technology but I do feel there is a time and a place for it. 
While poking through all of the buildings I came across a small, tiny display of needlework and linens.  I took photos of the 2 I liked the most.  The pictures are bad, the building was poorly lit and the samplers were under glass in a glass cabinet.  You can imagine the challenge there right?
I loved the border on this one.  It just seems to flow peacefully around the edge and the colors were beautiful

I likd the trees on the lower right and the flower basket in the lower center. Simply beautiful and very well preserved.  Just love it!  The next picture is of the herb garden.  It's beautiful.  Can you imagine having all of those fresh herbs available??
 
I hope if you ever get to Massachusetts you will visit Olde Sturbridge Village.  It isn't anything grand, no noisy rides or amusements but a throw back to a time that has past.

Happy Stitching!!

11 comments:

robindefender said...

Thanks for sharing about your sampler find! Do you know whether the samplers at Sturbridge are always on exhibit or whether this was a special thing? My mom and I are heading to Mass later this summer on a stitching themed trip, and I'm wondering if we should add Sturbridge to the itenerary.

Hazel said...

Looks lovely. I sometimes long for a simpler life. x

pam said...

Great looking place to visit. Thanks for sharing the samplers- They are lovely.

Gabi said...

What a gorgeous sampler and how fantastic that you not only found it but could share with us. :)

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing the sampler pictures! That first one does have a very lovely border!

Lee said...

Lovely to read of your visit to Olde Sturbridge, thank you for sharing specially the sampler

Carol said...

Your posts sure keep bringing back wonderful memories for me, Nataly. You see, almost 34 years ago when my husband and I were newlyweds, we visited Olde Sturbridge Village on the way to our honeymoon destination in Maine! All I remember is that it rained the whole time we were there--I'll have to visit again and hope for nicer weather :)

Beautiful old samplers--thanks for sharing!

DonnaTN said...

I love visiting places like Williamsburg and Old Sturbridge. I hope the kids had fun and got a little taste of another way of life.

Karen said...

great pics! i really like those 2 samplers! might have to do some research to see if there are reproduction charts out there.

mdgtjulie said...

It looks beautiful. Sounds like a wonderful place to explore!

Robin said...

I visited Sturbridge on a recent trip to Mass. They do have beautiful needlework and quilt collections. Thanks for sharing the sampler.