Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Labor Day Weekend

My husband John and I finally got over to the National World War One Museum in Kansas City this last weekend.  It was wonderful!  We tried to see it all but there is no way to take it all in, in a few hours.  We definitely want to go back and take our parents. It is so moving to see the short movies, the artifacts and read the statistics that went with this war.  You can also take the elevator & steps all the way up to the top of the tower and look out on a beautiful view of Kansas City.

I took photos of three quilts that I saw in display cases to share. This blanket was made by Mary Radler and John Kramer of Kansas City in 1917 or 1918. It is made up of service flags.  Families hung these service flags with blue stars in their windows to show that they had family members in the armed forces.

The above quilt was made by Louise Rauch Stahl in 1915 in Springfield, Missouri.  She pieced the quilt using tobacco souvenirs called flannels.  Coupons on tobacco were sent in to redeem the flannels.

The third quilt that I saw was probably made by a women's auxiliary in Harveyville, Kansas.  It is a remembrance quilt.  The men who served in the county are embroidered on the quilt.

After the museum we drove to Greenwood, Missouri for the first time and took in three great antique stores.  On the way there I made my husband stop so I could take the above photo.  I have seen toilets in yards turned into planters for flowers but I haven't seen sinks before.  They had matching flower planter sinks!

I saw this stool made up of wooden spools in one shop.  Don't you just love the crushed orange velvet cushion!!!

This is a lamp that I saw that added a quilt touch to it.

I loved this pink wooden doll furniture made in England.  My granddaughter Rowan would of loved it for her Barbies.  Too pricey at $149.00 for Barbies. It would outlast the pink plastic stuff though!

I took this photo above because I keep forgetting this neat easel trick with old forks.

My Grandma Ree always had a sprinkler on her ironing board.  I just loved this Chinese laundry sprinkler.  I left the $30.00 sprinkler on the shelf.  I need the fast action of my steam iron or my handy dandy spray bottle. 

We also took in the new Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones movie "Hope Springs".  We enjoyed it.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend too.

Comment on one thing that you did on your Labor Day weekend (work or fun) for a chance to win a pattern of your choice.

Have a great week!  Amy


  1. I hosted a BBQ dinner party for friends & family. Had a great time, ate too much,but cooked just enough!

  2. Spent the weekend visiting family and chilling out!

  3. We went to a family dinner..what a crowd...11 adults...8 teens....one swimming pool and a lot of fun.

  4. We went to Swiss Days in Midway, visited my brother who was participating in a Dutch oven cook-off competition and had a picnic at a pond. It was a wonderful weekend. : ).

  5. I sat and cuddled my newborn baby boy!

  6. i got a chance to do some swimming. thanks for a chance to win.

  7. I ate at the Green Chile Festival at the Chuy's restaurant in Austin. THE BEST Mexican food. Yum!

  8. On labor day we stayed home. I did a bit of sewing and hubby did some work in the garage. Then the highlight of the day was cooking some bbq ribs on the grill. It was a nice quiet day of doing what we want. I wish all days could be like that.

  9. We attended a church picnic (indoors due to the threat of rain, which was badly needed) and I spent Monday sewing a boat seat cover with vinyl. I told my husband it was going to be hot pink but the only water proof material I could find was dark gray. He's happy because it matches the boat. I did buy hot pink duck cloth to make a tote for the boat. He's not going to get out of this that easily! :D

  10. We celebrated my son's 28th birthday. He was born on Labor Day and his birthday fell on that day again this year. The best part was cuddling with his 6-week-old daughter and playing with her 2-year-old big sister.