Sunday was Charter Day here in Pennsylvania. We celebrate the king giving William Penn's father the charter for this land, by opening all the state museums for free.
We chose to go to Landis Valley Museum again. It's a lovely place set for the late 1800's - early 1900's period.
They have wonderful volunteers who participate, showing how different things were done or made during this period of history.
There is a gun smith, and a cook using a colonial style fireplace (be still my heart!), there is a lace maker -
Here is a sample of her work
So, so amazing that this was all done by hand!
There was also a woman showing us how they made line-n from flax. Then she showed us how they made the 'line' into thread that then was woven into fabric.
She said it took about 65 hours of work to make one shirt. Unbelievable.
These lovely ladies were there...
So was my sweetheart! I love this photo of him - do you love his purse? Ha ha! Emma put Rachel's crossbody bag on him like a fannypack! Too funny!
Little did we know that 12 hours later Rachel's pony would be hit by a car. This is a photo of the hood of our neighbors small suv.
We are all doing well and Rachel is especially doing better. The first few days were rough for her.
Thankful for grace, and for protection. Our neighbor was not injured at all.