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    Unhappy THE FWS PONY CLUB Quilt-Along wk 26 Discussion Page

    I've been hibernating here in NC..the heat has been horrible..couldn't get online until last night..nose is still runny but all else seems to be getting better....I was feeling so happy when I finished July 4th yesterday...I said to myself I at least got one done for the week until I opened the book and realized that I'm a week behind....And I haven't even thought about the next set of blocks....Oh, woe is me I have another letter for you.

    Letter # 16

    Edwin Larson is such a common name that I initially had trouble
    indentifying the correct person. I'm glad that the photograph on page 35 was
    included, because without it, I don't believe that I could have ever figured it
    out.
    Edwin was born in 1904, and won his pony "Early Bird" in 1914. He was the
    second of five children. Edwin had an older sister named Evelyn, two brothers
    named Arvid and Elmer, and a "baby" sister Ines. Although Edwin was born in
    Massachusetts, his parents Nils and Ida were born in Sweden. Nils sailed on the
    "Amerika" from Copenhagen to New York in 1893 when he was 18 years old. Ida came
    over four years earlier when she was 19 years old. I wondered if the woman in
    the picture was Ida, because she looked almost old enough to be a grandmother. I
    do think that it is probably Ida though, since she was 35 years old when her
    firstborn, Evelyn, was born.
    The last we hear of Edwin was in the 1930 census when he was 25 years old. He
    and his four brothers and sisters all lived at home, but by this time his mother
    was a widow. I cannot find a death record for Edwin's father, but he must have
    passed away sometime between 45-55 years of age.

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    I've looked at the patterns and the first one is so like one we did before with y seams. I have no interest in perfecting that technique so will be looking for a substitute for this week. In the meantime, I'm working on a school house quilt for my youngest granddaughter who will be 2 in October. I'm feeling a little lazy in this heat and don't want to make a decision about which pattern/fabric I will use for PC so I'll put it on the backburner for awhile and see what turns up.

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    Ggal, I agree-that block looks just like Does & Darts (which gave me fits the first time around!!) I made a substitute block, will post later. My new bumper sticker: Life is too short to stress over Y-seams!
    Anne, thanks for posting this letter and keeping us in line even when you're not feeling well.
    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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    Sounds like, Anne, you just might need a care package of good will & wishes to pert you up. Do take care in all of this heat, and stay cool. Thanks for the letter, too.

    Hope the gentle rains will drown out the forest fires that are out West; that can be a mess. And the ashes move on into Iowa and Missouri as the winds blow.

    The small round baby birds are indeed Quineas as oksewglad guessed. They are in training to come to Mama when I cry "chick, chick!"...reward is young radish greens which they love. Turkeys and ducks have been trained too well; turkeys crowd my dh when he works out there on various tasks. Turkeys love the dew berries I throw over the fence to them, its every turkey for themselves in a free for all!!Name:  DSCN0986-001.JPG
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    Oh Sue they are way too cute! Quineas huh? Neat!
    Bev
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    This is what I've been up ta.
    Freezer Paper Applique' using glue.
    I don't know what ta do about those few picts that won't show up.
    Bev
    My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.

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    With yesterday being a holiday for we Canucks ... I was thinking today was only Monday.
    Then suddenly I went aha! ... It's not! And came running to these threads!

    Honchey ... so sorry you're still not feeling so well! It just never seems to leave you and let you get feeling better. Away to BINGO tonight? Thanks for another interesting story of one of the original Pony Clubbers!!

    GGal ... oh no, not the backburner ... you're only adding more heat! Wanting to get your 2yo DGD hyped on school already!! What a good Grandma you are!

    JanRN ... good new Bumper Sticker! Does Rosie have Y's? or Y-free?

    QNSue ... The mystery is solved! Some more additions to your flock!

    DublB ... looks pretty intense there!!! I'm not sure I'd want to do all the fiddly-work! Might I ask a question ... if you're doing the satin stitch on the applique why fold in the raw edges? why not just cut to size? The satin stitch would stop the fraying. Another method would be Muv's technique that is in the Vintage forum (that you probably saw on the International Patriotic Thread).

    Cat? ... Not long ago when I came home I saw a cat dash across my lane. No idea whom s/he belongs to as none of the immediate neighbours has one of that colour. Then this morning, I looked out my bedroom window, and who was walking up the side of the yard? Yup! I said a feeble little "kit-ty?" ... s/he stopped dead in her tracks and kept looking at me thru the screened window or did she just know where the sound came from, two stories above? I smartened up and stopped after that week kit-ty call ... It sure was nice to see her/him ... though I do not want to encourage visitations!!!! I was but

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    Oh my QE! We posted at the same time!
    Bev
    My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.

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    Yes QE, my original plan had been ta do the MM method, but I told someone that I would do a tute on this method. I wanted the Satin Stitch for this potholder 'cause I wanted it ta show through on both sides. (Stupid idea! Way toooooo thick.) I usually do this on big things & do buttonhole or topstitch. The advantage o' this method is that the glue washes out & doesn't have the stiffness o' the fussable. It also would be fine for top stitchin', or my lousy machine buttonhole stitchin'.
    Bev
    My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.

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    It's always good to have options and tricks up our quilters sleeves!
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