Today the Boston Globe offers a peek into the work behind one of those exquisite embroidered jackets from the 1700's. Click on the photo and check out that hand-made gold lace edging. This reproduction included research into hand-make gold sequins (did you know the Museum of Fine Arts has its own blacksmith?) and hand-stitching by hundreds of volunteers. For details of the process, browse the Plimouth Plantation embroidrey blog.
Time to walk the dog, then finish pins, then pack for Poughkeepsie.