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October 30, 2018

Collinsville Garden Club recently got together to make Victorian ornaments from Victorian scrap.

These ornaments will decorate the Victorian tree at the Collins House this Christmas season. The tree will be one of many trees at the house, each depicting a particular era...

October 25, 2018

Some orange and green,

And purple, too;

A big smile from Phyllis Smith of St. Jacob,

Is wonderful proof;

Now what have we here?

An industrious soul;

Cutting strips of fabric diligently by hand,

And collecting them in a basket right by her stand;

Do you recognize her, yet . . .


October 23, 2018

stunning? ~

Linda Bohnenstiehl ~

was absolutely stunning in her outfit from Christopher & Banks as one of our favorite models in the Woman's Club Fall Fashions Food and Fun Show held on October 20th at the Westminster Hall in the First United Presbytarian Church....

October 18, 2018

'Twas a day in October, at the D.D. Collins house

The ladies got together, but not a single mouse;  

They brought pieces of fabric, and designs so dear,

To each one's family, to bring great cheer.

Ann  chats with Angela (left) and Rhonda (right) during the r...

October 16, 2018

Linda Bohnenstiehl, one of the faithful and treasured volunteers at the Collins House, will represent the Friends of the D.D. Collins House this coming Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Woman's Club Fall Fashions Food and Fun Show, held at Westminister Hall in the Firs...

October 12, 2018

Rug hooking has become a very vogue craft for all ages; but do you know how it all began?  ~

Although examples of pulling a loop of yarn through a woven textile dates back to 4th century Egypt where tufts of wool were pulled through a linen base, the origination of rug...

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