Sunday, June 26, 2016

Lace and Quilts and.... Bog Butter??

In the Gougane Barra Hotel, they had beautiful displays of antique lace and other examples of wonderful handwork.

This hand appliquéd quilt was hanging on a wall behind glass.

I've heard people say that Ireland from the sky looks like a patchwork quilt, so it was interesting to see that depicted in this painting.

While traveling we learned about the amazing preservation qualities of the bog.  I'm sure you can google it and find out all the many, very old things that have been found preserved in the bog.  I won't go into detail...
But my friend Phyllis sent me this photo (from CNN news) of a large lump of butter: "massive 2,000 year old lump of butter found in Irish bog".  It said it was a surprising and smelly discovery. I can only imagine!

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