Patricia L. Cummings
In recent years, we plan a trip to northern New Hampshire to go to the Lupine Festival in June. The event has been going on for a week now...but without the Lupines! One of the women we met today stated that it is believed that the severely cold winter has delayed the plants. We saw but one Lupine growing in a field!
|A photo taken in 2011 is representative of Lupines in Sugar Hill, NH.|
Where are they hiding this year? The hardy plant loves the cool nights of the mountains
Exhibit of Children's Clothes
An exhibition of textiles from Childhood titled "Once Upon A Time" was available to view at the Sugar Hill Historical Society. All kinds of needlework including fine pin tuck, eyelet work, appliqué, smocking, knit goods and other items were on display. Jim Cummings took a photo of a dress I really like. Behind it, to the left, is a pair of bronzed shoes. Seeing them made me feel sentimental about my son's first shoes, long ago given away.
|Adorable dress has pin tucks in the front, a French style and is further decorated with tiny bead-like stitches, probably done with silk thread|
|I purchased a fascinating book about rocking horses in the museum's gift shop. |
This photo shows a doll and other artifacts of childhood
The barn held even more textiles with a considerable number of them displayed on walls.