These pictures were taken in October when we visited the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia. Can't you just imagine her studio? The materials and storage pieces in the upholstery shop displays were full of beautiful items.
Betsy Ross learned to sew from her great aunt. Betsy married a fellow upholsterer apprentice, John Ross. When he was killed in the Revolutionary War, Betsy repaired uniforms and tents. She maintained the business tiill retirement when she was completely blind.
Betsy Ross was the American flag maker noted for changing the 6-pointed stars to 5-pointed stars.
I had a lot of fun with this layout. beginning with the font, stitchery and ribbon and adding the seamstress and country ephemera.