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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.
    Imagine all the people living life in peace...(John Lennon 1940-1980)

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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 ........
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/quiltin...e-t186260.html

    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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    Ya'll follow me over there! I've been sneakin' over there & peeking for a while now! Those ladies are gonna make some very patriotic quilts.
    Bev
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    And I see GGal galloped right on over for a spot of tea with us ........ and has taken up the challenge!
    DublB's in for it too.

    Now lookin' for
    more PC'ers to trot on by! Please show your spirit!!
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    It is an opportunity for me to pull out a red, white, and blue UFO and have some accountability for getting it done. It's been sitting idle for over a year and I could use the space it's taking up.

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    Wow, lots of chatter on your site QuiltE. Patriotic sounds like fun, will have to see what I have along that line.

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    Yeeeehawwwww .... all you Lil Cowgirls just gallop on over!!

    GGal ... that's kind of how and why the Challenge came about. W4Me + I both said, I have this project .....". First we challenged each other, and then we decided, it'd give us more of a nudge to do it. And then it all began!

    JeanieG ... sure do hope you'll come up with something to add to the mix!

    As for
    Moi? You might have noticed nothing has happened ... I've been trying to focus on the LQS' UFO challenge thru to the end of May .... and then I'll be right into the Patriotic Mode!
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    Not trying to take everyone away from our beloved PC threads ... though, I'd sure love to see all our 4-H'ers and wannabe 4-H'ers join me over on this thread!!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...ml#post5193830
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    QuiltE I have made a promise not to start anything new until I have some of my ufo's under control. I AM going to finish my son's quilt TODAY!!!! then I have to finish an embroidered medallion quilt. then I have to finish ????? then there's that one ???? oh then there's the one I started a year ago and the list goes on.. and on and on and on...

    So have fun on your new project, I will pop in occassionally to see what you are up to
    Karen

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    Quote Originally Posted by mirabelle View Post
    QuiltE I have made a promise not to start anything new until I have some of my ufo's under control. I AM going to finish my son's quilt TODAY!!!! then I have to finish an embroidered medallion quilt. then I have to finish ????? then there's that one ???? oh then there's the one I started a year ago and the list goes on.. and on and on and on...

    So have fun on your new project, I will pop in occassionally to see what you are up to

    OH but
    MiraB ... you will soon have some Aussie flags to wave into a new project! .... Remember, it doesn't have to be something big ... just something! We'd really like this to become a real multi-national-patriotic effort!
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    QuiltE.....as much as I enjoy this group with your wonderful messages, I just can't engage in another until I finish up a few of my current involvements.....I know, I know....but I really do tend to have too much going and I am learning to say "no".
    I wish you another fun group. But for me, I'm just hanging in here........these last couple of blocks have taken a bit of time so I "know" I need to work on just these to get done......

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    Quote Originally Posted by wendiq View Post
    QuiltE.....as much as I enjoy this group with your wonderful messages, I just can't engage in another until I finish up a few of my current involvements.....I know, I know....but I really do tend to have too much going and I am learning to say "no".
    I wish you another fun group. But for me, I'm just hanging in here........these last couple of blocks have taken a bit of time so I "know" I need to work on just these to get done......

    A favourite quote that keeps me going .... "Saying no, is saying yes to yourself."

    WendiQ ... I totally understand and respect you for your decision. It took me a long time to learn to say no ... and to know when it is important for me to do so or better for myself (not others) that I say yes.
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    These are some photos sent to me by my dear friend. They are taken at a cattle station about 100 miles north of where we used to live (yes it was in the middle of nowhere)
    Some interesting statistics
    There are 17 road trains (trucks) with 3 trailers and 2 decks per trailer
    There are a total of 102 decks and approximately 28 cattle per deck, total 2,856
    Each trailer has 24 tyres plus a dolly with 8 tyres
    For the 72 truck/trailer combos there are 6,192 tyres on the road

    I used to drive our highway and have to pass these mammoth road trains, they are not called trucks in the Northern Territory and this is the only place in Australia where you will see them
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    Karen

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    Oh my Mirabelle, those are amazing photos! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Thanks for sharing the pictures. Wow, what a sight to our eyes. 'Eye' Candy for trail riders.

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    Wow, here too. All I can think of is:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...dInEV3CS4&NR=1

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    Mirabelle-Those are neat pictures! Wow! 3 trailers each. That's a lot of beef!
    Ok-That's so funny! My DSon couldn't figure out what I was laughing at, 'cause I just burst out laughin'.
    Bev
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