Making plum pudding

This lady was fascinating telling me all about her life as a child growing up on a farm very similar to Ross Farm. All the things she did as a young girl she was doing now in her daily job. She was the dress maker and made all the costumes for 20 workers - 3 sets each. She cooked and baked and did something called tatting which I had never heard of. There were cards for sale in the farm shop which she had made with the tatting pictures on the cards. It is such a delicate sewing skill which I found so interesting.

Here she is making plum puddings for Christmas. They were steaming away on the wood burner.

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I hope her skirts don't catch fire! Nice to know there are old people still around that can tell good stories! I used to tat - what a funny word! You have a little shuttle.
posted October 22nd, 2018  
This is wonderful. I attempted to do tatting for about six months back in college. I made a lot of tangles.
posted October 22nd, 2018  
excellent exposure
posted October 22nd, 2018  
Love the light, composition and details in this super shot
posted October 22nd, 2018  
What a wonderful capture
posted October 22nd, 2018  
What a lovely, private visit we had here with Gail! She certainly was interesting, and I hope her family will be saving her history (as she shared that her daughter can't bake!) The docents that work here really integrate their lives into the farm life and have a real passion for working here...as she has for the past 23 years! Such a good capture for the memory of the day, Pam!
posted October 22nd, 2018  
Wow...did she work hard as a child! And probably still works hard. I wouldn't know how to use that stove or keep my clothing so pristine white.
A wonderful capture!
posted October 22nd, 2018  
She's amazingly clean for someone using a wood-stove and cooking. I'd be covered in grot.
posted October 22nd, 2018  
How lovely!
posted October 22nd, 2018  
Wonderful
posted October 22nd, 2018  
Wonderful :)
posted October 22nd, 2018  
What a great story this photo tells. It was a hard time wasn't it.
posted October 22nd, 2018  
Amazing shot and congrats on the PP
posted October 22nd, 2018  
Fav!! 😀
posted October 22nd, 2018  
She looks to be a natural at it. Good photo.
posted October 22nd, 2018  
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