Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Trip to my Hometown, Springfield, Illinois

Although I have not lived there for the last 30 years, going there is always going home. It is where I was born and lived for the first 21 years of my life. My dad, brothers and sisters are there. Here is a picture of us.

My younger sister and her family have a lovely large home and gave me my own room. She hosted a family get-together. I think I counted 25 people there. My family likes to laugh and tease a lot.
Here is a group of the youngest generation (my great nieces and nephews).

And here is what the other side of the room looked like rushing to take photos of the kids.

I taught my great nephew, Jacob, to crochet, which is something I barely know and brought along to practice on while I was traveling. I am proud of both our efforts.
When I was young and living there, I didn't really appreciate the architecture, but now I think so many of the houses and buildings are wonderful. I especially like the brick ones, and took a few photographs. Weaving patterns will probably be inspired as I browse through these again.


  1. Lovely pictures of home and congrats on the crochet accomplishments! Those are beautiful brick buildings. It all makes me pine away for the old homes of New England, where I grew up.
    Nothing that old on the west coast.

  2. Love the pics! Old buildings make great photo subjects.

  3. Thanks! I had fun taking these pictures and could have spent a day or so doing this. I just got a few of the ones that crossed my path. ~Annie