This post is going to be picture heavy.....my favorite kind of post! Mr. Joe and I headed out with For the Love of Baskets quilt in hand for a photo shoot at Ravenswood, the "Jewel of Historic Livermore."
The docents were extremely helpful and we had full access to the estate.
Ravenswood is a restored Victorian country estate located about two miles from our home in Livermore, in the heart of the Livermore Valley's wine country.
The Buckley family spent summers at Ravenswood from 1885 to 1920, overseeing their 100 acre vineyard. This photo was taken at their winery.
The buildings are beautifully restored.
Why not have a quilt in a bathtub?
I would imagine this old estate was a little drafty back in the day. All you would need is a nice quilt to keep you warm while sitting by the fire working on a needlepoint project while waiting for Mr. Darcy to come calling.
Now readers, which photo should I use for the pattern cover? Should I do a collage and be really different? You are going to have decide for me and you'd better make it quick. I have to have these printed by Friday, April 19th. Each photo is numbered so you pick your favorite and put it in the comment section. Or, send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your selection.
When you shop for patterns, what gets your attention? Is it the photo on the front? The size of the pattern? The cost? The artistry of the pattern cover? Do you want to see the whole quilt or not? I'm curious and I would like to know your thoughts.
The directions are written, and my PTD (pattern test dummy) my sister Gail, has been proofreading. So if there are any mistakes, just call 1-800-PTD-GAIL and issue your complaint. Seriously, if anyone ever finds an error in any of my patterns, please contact me immediately so I can dock Gail's pay! No seriously, for real this time, I really would like to know if anyone runs across an error so I can fix it immediately. I'm tired and getting a little goofy, so I'd best sign off for now.