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Thread: THE FWS PONY CLUB Quilt-Along wk 17 Everyone's Favorite & Fishing Boat Discussion Pg

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    THE FWS PONY CLUB Quilt-Along wk 17 Everyone's Favorite & Fishing Boat Discussion Pg

    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
    thoughts...
    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
    female boarder.
    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?

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    Sad, yes. My Father never seen his 43rd birthday; Mother died at 63. Life is short...so, go enjoy it!!! Hug those grand and great grands an extra hug. Yes, I want to enjoy all my flowers while I am alive!! so our property has lots of flowers on it.

    I had fun with this week's blocks; have managed by pure luck to work ahead a bit; add my first 30 photo to the list, update the poultry pictures on Spring Break site...and tried to add my Picasso Petunia flowers, but the sizing of the picture was not right yet... will correct that later. And will try to add a picture of the four pieces of fabric that the FabHopShop sent me as a prize.

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    Another great story Honchey, I do enjoy reading them. I had fun with this weeks blocks too QNS (after last week's) A coulple of easy week will be nice
    I chose another blocks instead of the sailboat. Hope you like it.
    Karen

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    Thanks Anne for posting this info--it's so interesting and we appreciate you taking the time to share it.

    Mirabelle, I also did a substitute block for the sail boat. I made the block; it just stuck out like a sore thumb. I needed some ponies in my Pony Quilt so did a block that showed them off. Still not sure about the mishmash of block styles I have going but at least I'll know it's mine LOL.
    I pray for peace today and hope I don't have to tomorrow.

    When I was accused of living in a fantasy world I almost fell off my unicorn.

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    I hope you guys realize that these letters are written by Laurie...She does the research/geneology/history. I'm just forwarding them as she suggested. H

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey View Post
    I hope you guys realize that these letters are written by Laurie...She does the research/geneology/history. I'm just forwarding them as she suggested. H

    Thanks to Laurie for sharing your added research
    ... and thanks to you too
    Honchey for forwarding them on to us!
    To me, Selma's family's story, just reminds me how much things have changed ... yet how much they are the same!

    Life is short and precious ... and it's important for all to remember to live each day to the fullest and with no regrets!! I truly believe that for each person, there are moments in time which strike that home and alters our life attitude and approach.

    ITA ... nice little break with some simpler blocks to do for a breather. Mine are done and will photo/post them later today. I'm stubborn, as I said before ... so yes, I have made the sailboat, even though it doesn't seem to fit. Yet, it might have been a side diversion for some .... certainly not for this farm raised kid! The y's in Everyone's Fav were "nice" y's ... not too miserable to work with! Now THAT I appreciated !!!!
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    QuiltE....I agree about the y's in EF...the sailboat?...not on my past either but it was still fun to play with.

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    I didn't get too excited with the sail boat, but fishing was a big thing for a lot of people back when.......so I did one. Not sure if I think it fits in the mix but will determine that later when I start to put it all together. I'm still thinking two lap sized quilts....one with horses and the other with the novelty type prints......time will tell. Right now I am deciding if I want to make subs for next weeks blocks as I know I won't do them.....I may just take the week off and work on the following week's blocks.........but I will definitely be watching all the lovely blocks posted by this group........so many ideas and eye candy......makes my coffee taste so much better...LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardnergal970 View Post
    QuiltE....I agree about the y's in EF...the sailboat?...not on my past either but it was still fun to play with.
    GGal ... After I had mine done, all I could think of was...........
    ♪♪ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0c0C...eature=related ♫♪♪
    If I had thought this way first ... well, there just may not have been any sails!

    WendiQ ... I'll be doing the same as I did with FWS and make some extra blocks. What surprised me when I came to deciding the layout, some of the ones that I thought were definites got set aside ... and likewise, ones I thought that just wouldn't fit, absolutely did!
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    Hear Ye! Hear Ye!!!!

    Another Crazy Canuck, Works4Me and myself, want you to come on over to a different corral ........
    International Patriotic Challenge

    Now don't go and give me the "I have enough on my plate line". You know that I know y 'all well enough to know that you can fit in one more project!

    Besides, when you read our invitation, and the following posts, you will soon see that it's not all about big and huge and magnanimous ... small and fun will do! The important thing is to do something "new" with to show your national patriotism (any country!!) ... or perhaps that of another?? ... and it does not need to be quilting! ANYTHING .... whatever your little ♥ desires!!

    So get on those ponies and trot on over and show us your patriotic ♥s!

    Pleeeeeeeeeeeease??

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