Alas, all good things must come to an end.
Dyeing with Pokeberries
|Pulling the pokeberry-dyed yarn out of the pumpkin!|
Photograph courtesy of Judy J.
|Photograph courtesy of Judy J.|
|My dye table display including a range of reds and purples |
(dyed with cochineal, logwood, madder root and Brazilwood),
a jar of cochineal beetles (and an indigo lump),
and the pokeberry dye in the pumpkin!
A Night at Hosmer's Inn
|The dressmaker & a new friend keeping me company at Hosmer's Inn.|
Seriously one of my favorite buildings to work in this season,
as I not only had fun with the guests playing Mrs. Hosmer,
but was permitted to host daily teas for visiting interpreters!
Anyways, the entire group of guests were just so wonderful. For most of them, this was the first time they had ever visited, and some of them came from quite a few states away to attend. (Maryland, Ohio...) No matter what we did, they were jovial, willing to play along and impressed with their experience. I will miss hostessing or tour guiding for the dinners in the off season. This year, both roles came so naturally, no doubt thanks to my friends that make up the Hosmer team and all of the research I've been doing this season.
One Last Time
|My view from behind the confectionery counter.|
|Thank you for letting me be a part of your summer adventures, Judy!|
Another season has come and gone...but the memories last forever.
|Photograph courtesy of Stephen S.|
All that's left to say now is a thank you for all of the good times,
& 'till we meet again in the 2017 season.