“Posies” at the Sturgis Library in Barnstable


This has been a big week for bubble wrap! I drove mounds of bubble wrapped artwork in my Subaru to Plymouth for the Fairy Christmas on Thursday and then 25 more pieces to the Sturgis Library in Barnstable, Massachusetts (Cape Cod) yesterday. Both locations are about 25 miles from where I live, but in opposite directions. The Sturgis Library was constructed in 1644 for the Reverend John Lothrop, founder of Barnstable. The house, which forms the original part of the Library is the oldest building housing a public library in the United States. If you’re interested in this kind of historical stuff, read about it here.


My framed original illustrations from Pocketful of Posies are hung between the book stacks and displayed in 3 glass cases throughout the library.


The artwork will be in the library until Dec. 29th, 2012. I hope that some of you will get a chance to visit the library during December!


7 thoughts on ““Posies” at the Sturgis Library in Barnstable

  1. I have gotten to see these close up and in person, if you get the chance you must see them, these pictures really do not capture all the beautiful details, stitches and character in these delightful works of art. I’d love to see that Library as well :0)

    Happy Sewing

  2. Your work is amazing and I would love to be able to see it in person. The details amaze me and I wish I could do what you do!

  3. Salley, I noticed all the frames are about all the same size. Do you have a size limit on your pieces when you begin to create? I know some artist enjoy the challenges that restrictions have on their work.. I always thought your some our pieces were much larger or maybe they are just photographed that way..
    Big or small, your talent shines through.
    GOD Bless, Rebecca

    • Hi Rebecca, my illustrations are usually made the same size as the page in the book. Sometimes, I work smaller and the image is enlarged for reproduction. My more recent pieces, which are not illustrations, are large (for me). Rabbitat and Birds of Beebe Woods are 24″ x 30″.

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