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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Lincoln Link-Up

This past weekend I made a trip down to Mount Vernon, Illinois to the  Cederhurst Center for the Arts to see the Salley Mavor Exhibit.  My sister Cindy and her friend Mary came down from Wisconsin and we all brought our Lincolns so we could see each others' projects.

Here they are all laid out on the hotel bed. Cindy took this photo.

Mary's (on the left), is quilted. Cindy's, (top right), is done with felt pieces, and you've seen mine already, (bottom right), cross-stitched.

I took this photo and the next.

After we saw the Salley Mavor exhibit we headed up to Lincoln, Illinois where we stayed the night  (Cindy and Mary stopped in Lincoln on their way down before I met up with them and had their photos taken with their Lincolns for the local newspaper. I haven't seen if they printed the photo or an article or anything, I'm not even sure what paper it was for, but if they do I will certainly add that to this post!)

The Salley Mavor exhibit was amazing! If you are familiar with her work then you will also know about the book Pocket Full Of Posies which is what this exhibition is all about. About half of the artwork from that book is on display at Cedarhurst until May 5th or 6th. So, if you can scoot out over there to see it you really should. We're so lucky to get a chance to see it up-close. The detail is unbelievable. 

So, as a remembrance of our trip, I made three trivets - one for each of us - to commemorate our Lincoln Link-Up.

It's crocheted in the "Wiggly Crochet" Susan Lowman style. I designed it myself. He's so scary looking I told the gals they could use the trivet, not only for Lincoln's Birthday/President's Day or 4th of July, but they could take it out for Halloween or Day of the Dead/ Dia de los Muertes too! LOL!!!!

I had such a great time and I learned a lot about the civil war, (as my sister read aloud from a Civil War recipe book she purchased at the Lincoln museum while Mary drove us around).

Now we need another project for the Bohemian Sisters Club!


  • What a fun adventure for the BS club! Road trip spring break style for women over 40!
    Next project...think...think...think!

    By Blogger CC, at 5:52 AM  

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