But first you must indulge me by looking at some pictures of my Scottish immigrant great-grandparents, William and Helen Wilson.
|Here they are in the centre.|
|I was blown away when I came across this hand-tinted photo.|
Now here are the lovely costumes:
|This looks like it was inspired by a painting by Seurat.|
|Love that hat.|
|Note the tatted lace trim.|
|Purple and grey - tres elegant.|
|One of my favourites. This was beautifully made.|
|In the background is the engine "Josephine".|
|Note the crystal beading.|
|Burgundy with diamante trim|
|Purple with appliqued lace and a My Fair Lady hat|
It was inspiring seeing the way these women had put so much creativity and skill into their outfits.