/ by: RoseHoffaQuilts

Trip to Indy

So for the past few days you may have noticed a change of scenery in some of my updates. Monsieur Purl and I packed up and headed out to visit some family – even Joy went with us – because you know if you have a travel wheel, she should get out and travel once in a while.

I’ll spare you all the details of how many naps I had to have, and just get to the pictures from one of the side trips – the Children’s Museum. Unfortunately my camera battery of course failed and I couldn’t get all the pictures I wanted, but the few I did get were pretty good.

Here’s one of the Polar Bear – I don’t know why, but it was nearly in touchable distance – not really roped off well and it’s size fascinated me.


Here one of a Steiff Teddy Bear that was over 75 years old. Not bad for 75. I’m crazy about Steiff – although funny – I don’t own any. I don’t know why.


Lastly I was looking for the bathroom – ok really there was about be a meltdown from any number of many children in the Clifford exhibit (it was getting close to nap time) and you know the bathroom sounded like a good idea at the time. I made a wrong turn and ended up in the doll house exhibit – some were just the rooms without an actual house and this was the first one I looked at –


The yarn on the skein winder caught my attention and when I had a closer look I saw the loom and the wheel in the back. I’m thinking I would love to create this room – you know – life size in a studio space. πŸ™‚ Of course that will mean acquiring the loom and probably some weaving lessons.

Anyway one of the things I saw but didn’t get any shots of was the Dale Chihuly exhibit Fireworks of Glass and I’m totally remiss because there is a piece similar in colors and style to my tequila sunrise spinning. If you look under his towers pieces they are there. I believe I first saw his work in the Bellagio the day it opened and lets just say that was incredible too. I think it’s his use of really bright colors that attracts me and that I see in my own work too.

~ Madame Purl

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  • Wow, that is a much better display than we have at our local ag museum! πŸ™‚ Who wouldn’t want that set-up? πŸ˜€

  • COMMENTS (3)

    1. Angie 15 April - 2007

      I, too, would love to have the loom room set-up at my house. πŸ™‚ And the time to play with it!

    2. Rissa 07 April - 2007

      Wow, that is a much better display than we have at our local ag museum! πŸ™‚ Who wouldn’t want that set-up? πŸ˜€

    3. Rosa 06 April - 2007

      Looks like a fun time. Even in the picture that Polar Bear looks huge.