Jane Austen Mini-Convention in San Mateo, CA

Our friends with the Jane Austen Society of Northern California let us know that there was a mini-convention in the works for March, 2017, and we got prepared. Our proprietor was able to find a suitable outfit to wear, created and loaned by creative and ¬†talented Lynn McMasters, who also created the outstanding Timeline of […]

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history in fabric

Some friends shared an article with me. It’s about a collection of fabric samples from the eighteenth century¬† left with children at the Foundling Hospital in London. The hospital was opened in 1739. The article looks at the pieces of fabric that were left with the children as a tiny window into the lives of […]

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