A snowy day immersed in Aleene’s history
GRASONVILLE, MD – Monday morning – Well, here it is — my first “real” winter storm since my arrival late last summer on the Chesapeake Bay.
It did snow a few inches when Heidi was visiting last month but now we have a real storm! Yes, all my dear California friends and family, that is about 6″ of snow piled on top of the diving board at the bottom right of this photo. I am grateful to be sitting at my computer working on scanning photos for the Aleene Jackson Craft Museum all snuggled up in my warm sweater and sweatpants drinking a hot cup of lavender and garden sage tea. How’s that for a fine Monday morning!
As I am busy scanning and tagging photos, I thought I would share one of my favorite photos from the Aleene’s Craft Caravan days. This photo would have been taken in 1968 when the Craft Caravan kicked off at the Pasadena Convention Center (Pasadena,CA ). I’ll be posting a whole section on the Craft Caravan on the Aleene’s Jackson Craft Museum but here’s just one of the photos documenting this amazing day. Yes, that is an entire city block of women lined up for this event. (The line actually turned the corner and ran for two city blocks! When was the last time you saw crowds like this lined up for ANY craft event???) Over 20,000 ladies (and I’m sure a few guys) attended this event. Remember, at this time, there were few independent craft stores, there were none of the craft stores that we frequent today, so this was a rare opportunity for craft consumers to learn about new craft techniques. They were obviously hungry for all this creativity!
Well, it’s time to get back to scanning and sorting and immersing myself in creative history. >>Creatively yours, Tiffany