History and Foreheads…

Today’s adventure included both!

Allow me to explain. The three of us (mom, sister, myself) went to several forehead stores today. The normal name for these are “quilting shops.” Fabric stores that cater to those who make quilts. My sister is a skilled quilter, selecting fabrics, sewing the quilt top and then doing all the quilting by hand. Yes, by hand. I stand in awe.

I, on the other hand, am merely addicted to the beautiful fabrics and patterns. However, after today’s spree where we went to a variety of shops spread out over a section of Maryland (yesterday we went to a few in Virginia), I am inspired!! A pattern was selected, fabric chosen, direct phone/email/text/IV-line to my sister for when I need all the help I can get: established! We shall see. 🙂 Stay tuned but don’t hold your breath. Me thinks this is going to take a while…


As part of our day’s adventure, we went to Annapolis, the capitol of Maryland. While there we wandered the streets, seeing the centuries old row houses, narrow streets, and even the quirky touches.

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We then went to the capitol building. This building is where George Washington resigned his military commission so that he would not become King, and would then be elected President. Unfortunately, the room where he did this is under a complete renovation to restore it to the time period when Mr. Washington’s resignation took place, so I wasn’t able to view it or take any photos. On the other hand, I am pleased that it is being restored, so the next time I visit, and there will be a next time, I’ll be able to see it. Other rooms in the building were open for viewing.

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There are also some gorgeous Tiffany stained glass windows in the ceilings of the capitol building.

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I also saw the actual final draft of President Washington’s commission resignation speech.


The Governor’s mansion, which is directly across the street from the capitol building:


Alas, my adventure is coming to an end. Soon I will be on the journey back home. I will be so happy to see my pups and my friends, but a part of me is sad to be leaving this beautiful and historically rich part of our country. I’ve fallen a bit in love with it…

Carry on.

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2 Responses to History and Foreheads…

  1. And why did you call them forehead stores? Looks like a great outing. I haven’t been to Annapolis. Will have to put it on my list for next time I’m in MD.

    • Melanie, thanks for stopping by! And thanks for pointing out that I completely left out the full explanation of “forehead store!” Sorry about that! I got caught up in reviewing the photos for the second part of the post.

      “Forehead store” was coined by my brother-in-law. He always says that after my sister goes to a craft or fabric store, all he sees when he looks at her is her forehead as she’s bent over her latest project. Hence, “forehead store.” 🙂

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