Yesterday DD and I did a bit of time travel…. actually, we have begun to do this regularly 🙂 At the end of last year we became volunteers at Sovereign Hill, which is an outdoor gold museum in the town nearby. My dad has also joined, and it is fun for us all to spend time together. Our first day was on Christmas Eve last year, after we had a few days of training.
We spend our days wandering around in our beautiful dresses (and parasols when it is hot). It is lots of fun chatting with the tourists who come, and oh, the amount of photos we pose for – well, I don’t enjoy them as much but it is great to see the enthusiasm of the visitors who ask to have their photo taken with us.
The men spend most of their time down at the diggings, where there are real specks of gold to be found! Dad just loves to help show visitors how to pan for gold… he’s getting quite good at finding it too!
Us ladies are not allowed to go down to the diggings, so we stay around Main street, do a bit of shopping, and then we sit in one of the ladies parlors, or one of the cottages… that’s when we get to do some stitching and talking, and more smiling for photos!
I bought a couple of pre-printed cross-stitch samplers from the Post Office that I can sit and do while smiling at visitors who drop by… I’m planning on copying some more from the 1800s and then putting them into a quilt 🙂
A bit of a change from the world of technology, and lots of fun… and then it is back to the future for us at the end of the day 🙂
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