I have one block done for this week..I don't know why I just can't get the second one done on time..Maybe it's because I can't seem to find fabric to suit the block...I'm trying to keep to novelty prints and I get discouraged when they're not available....I, like JeanieG will be making twins or just lap size quilts...I have 2 young grandsons that I hope will appreciate them down the road...
I'm going to De. tomorrow for several days to visit with my sister Carolyn....maybe I can find some suitable fabric there....There's an Amish quiltshop that I love to browse thru....reasonable prices too... I checked out some of the Fusions line today...didn't see all of them tho...this shop didn't keep the line together....all over the store...I did stop at Tuesday Morning and found a few tidbits...nothing dramatic ...just adding to the stash.....
I made the sails of my fishing boat block an orangy color...I went on a windjammer cruise off the coast of Maine quite a few years ago and couldn't believe the color of the sails on the sailboats as the sun was going down...more red than my orange sails...I toned them down a bit...just didn't want yellow...
We have a few more gals showing blocks....Real happy about that....More the Merrier!
Now for a Letter....# 10
Selma Isabell Dillberg, the winner of "Bud" was the youngest of seven
children. Her father Swan (b. 1858) and mother Dorothea (b. 1855) both came from
Sweden. Her older siblings were born in Illinois, but Selma was born in
Minnesota, so they must have recently moved there.
I have spent a couple of hours on genealogical sites tracing her family. They
are really very interesting and a bit complicated to explain. Some random
First of all, their names changed...a lot! Brother Evest is also Fred; brother
Ernest is also Cernent; sister Gertrude is also Yarda; and Selma is also Zelma.
In that era it was common for the family to stay in one area. Not so with the
Dillberg clan. I have found death records for the family in Minneapolis,
Minnesota; Boise, Idaho, and Los Angeles, California.
I wonder if the Dillberg parents enjoyed having a full house or an empty one.
It seems that it was either feast or famine for them. In 1900, they lived with
their seven children, the oldest being 19. In the 1910 census, all the children
were still at home, along with Mr. Dillberg's widowed brother Adolph and his two
motherless children, Josie, age three and Robert age one; and a 21 year old
In the 1920 census when they were in their 60s they lived alone. By 1930,
however, their house was full again! Their household included, daughter Gertrude
and her husband Ollie and their three daughters ages 11-15. A nine year old
grandson, Keith Dillberg, is also listed.
Now back to Selma. She was born on May 25, 1899, in Minnesota. In the 1920
census we find that she is single and she and her sister Rose are boarders in
Minneapolis, Minnesota about 150 miles from their Lyon County home. (I wonder
who was taking care of "Bud?" My, but the next ten years must have been very
interesting for her! I wish I knew her story. In 1930 she is living in Los
Angeles, California, and she is the wife of James Donald Bellor. There is also a
child by the name of Kenneth Girard, (age eight) living with them. Rather
curious, I thought, until I discovered Selma's death record which lists her name
as Zelma Girard Bellor. It appears that Selma (Zelma) had a son with her first
husband Mr. Girard before she married Mr. Bellor. Unfortunately, I can find no
records of her first marriage, but I do know that her son Keith was born in
Minnesota in 1921 and died in 1967 in San Diego, California. Selma died on
January 13, 1947, in Los Angeles, California, never reaching her 48th birthday.
Awfully young, wasn't she?