The Stewart House Table Runner
My knitting group has a tradition of holding twice-yearly retreats. On a retreat, we sleep very little, laugh a great deal, eat delicious food (chocolate and wine feature prominently) and generally enjoy a slumber party type atmosphere while escaping our everyday cares.
In the fall of 2014 one of our members convinced her son’s family to "vacate the premises" and let us use their home for our retreat. This was no ordinary house: it was a nearly two-hundred year old homestead in scenic, rural Ohio that was lovingly restored and furnished with beautiful antiques. On my first visit to The Stewart House I quickly realized that in addition to history and antiques, the owners clearly had a deep appreciation for handmade items. There were gorgeous hand stitched quilts, stunning needle point tapestries and beautiful crocheted tablecloths prominently displayed and all clearly used and loved.
So, what do you get when you combine an historic property about to celebrate its bicentenn