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Thread: The FWS Pony Club QUilt-Along wk 25 July Fourth & John's Favorite Discussion Page

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    The FWS Pony Club QUilt-Along wk 25 July Fourth & John's Favorite Discussion Page

    Hi Everyone, Yes, this is Monday not Tuesday....I will be traveling tomorrow & Wednesday and won't be able to post the threads as usual on Tuesday...This is my first time visiting the QB since Friday afternoon...I've been terribly sick with an allergy attack and of course couldn't see the DR. until today...got a shot and spray and eye drops...I hate when this happens....I have this weeks blocks cut out and will try to sew them when the eyes stop tearing up.....Hopefully the weather or whatever it is that makes me sick like this won't be anywhere in NC.
    Now for a letter...

    Letter # 14 & 15

    Oh, dear, I guess this was bound to happen, but I can find no records for Joey
    Edwards. I did find one girl by that name, but she was born in 1891, which would
    mean that she was a teenager or in her early 20s when she won a pony, so that
    couldn't be right. My only guess is that Joey was a nickname. (I tried
    Josephine,too, but no success.) I also tried to find her "bald-headed" Grandpa,
    LOL but "Joseph Edwards" is such a common name that I couldn't be sure if I
    found the right one or not. Since next week's letter is from Joey, too, it will
    be a few weeks before any new updates.

    This is one of my favorite letters. She called her pony "Sunny Jim," but my
    guess is that she was a very sunny girl little herself.

    Laurie Aaron

    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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    Hope you get to feeling better, Anne. Again, thanks for the story. Isn't it tragic how families just disappear from sight so to speak? With the time frame we are looking at could the Flu Epidemic of 1918 also affected the participants?
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    Oh dear!!!! Honchey ... I hope that you recover for your much loved BINGO!

    You are so good to pass along the letters ... and what a labour of love for Laurie to have done the work to trace these people as detailed as she did!
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    Thanks, Anne, for keeping us Pony riders in line and passing on the letters. Hope you're feeling better soon--allergies have been really bad this year. We need rain so bad, none expected til week-end. Hopefully that will help get the allergens out of the air for awhile. Patches has been sneezing all day (am I the only one with a dog that has allergies???).
    Imagine all the people living life in peace...(John Lennon 1940-1980)

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    Oh no Honchey! I hate allergies! I take Zyrtec daily.
    Jan - My dog's allergies show up in their ears & they show up as ear infections every few months. Both dogs have this problem!
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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN View Post
    Thanks, Anne, for keeping us Pony riders in line and passing on the letters. Hope you're feeling better soon--allergies have been really bad this year. We need rain so bad, none expected til week-end. Hopefully that will help get the allergens out of the air for awhile. Patches has been sneezing all day (am I the only one with a dog that has allergies???).
    awwwwwww Poor Patches!!!
    Do you have an anti-histamine for him?
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    No Blocks from me this week, just too much happening. This is my first day "home alone" and I have been very distracted all day. Hope to get to my machine tomorrow afternoon and start piecing my blocks.
    Honchey hope you are feeling better soon
    Karen

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    YUCK!!! allergies are AWEFULL!!! hope you are feeling better SOON.

    Im still recovering from pneumonia, with allergies on top! and we have been having horrible wildfires not far from our home the smoke is NOT my friend

    since most of yall were squeamish about the snake last week, all I will say is that I had ANOTHER friendly visitor yesterday :O one is an oddity but two... is a PROBLEM!
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    DD, please be careful--watching the news about the wild fires is so scarey; I can't imagine being that close. And thanks for sharing the STORY about your unwelcome visitor--I don't mind a STORY--I just don't want the REAL thing around me LOL!! Feel better soon.
    Imagine all the people living life in peace...(John Lennon 1940-1980)

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    MiraB ... sometimes "home alone" is SO good sounding, isn't it?


    DDamsel ... Oh dear, on the wildfires AND the visitor! More like YIIIIIIIIIIIKES! Stay safe on both counts.
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    Bummer on all those who are affected by allergies both human and dog.

    Today was judging at the county fair. Each of the kids decided to just take one thing...oldest took a drawing she did in art class, 2nd took one of his advanced paint-by-number pictures, and youngest (10yrs) took her quilt. I think I posted the picture before but here it is again.

    The older 2 got blue ribbons and Phoebe got an "outstanding" (big pink) ribbon...the judge told her if she was a year older she would have been considered for state...have to have finished 5th grade to go to state. I am very happy for them all.

    Now off to work on my borders some more before my husband gets home from work.

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    Yeah for Carrie's Kid's! Ribbons all around!
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    Another round of applause for the "Green" Gang kids!! WTG
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    Congratulations to your children, Carriem better watch your stash it will start disappearing
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    thanks for the concern!!! WE NEED IT. I was out of town today and got a call from DH son that there is ANOTHER fire not to far from our house.... this evening I come home to find that it is less that 2 miles from our place!!! in only 6 hours it has consumed over 17,000 acres. as of right now it is moving away from us... but you just never know with these things.

    for ALL souls involved ~~~prayers welcome~~~
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    Carrie
    what a cutie!!! how wonderful
    Candace is Deranged
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    DD, its scary being in the fire area. Kenai, Alaska had a fire going when our oldest daughter was born and the smoke was just sitting there...not moving out at all. Dh opted an early out of AF by three weeks so we could get state side out of the smoke.

    Dh sister is in the Black Forest and we talked with her last night and she does have plans to move her horses and her if the fire comes her way. May it rain a heavy rain with no wind and put the fire out.

    Stay safe...materialistic things can be replaced, but keep thy self and family safe. Have a plan NOW.

    CarrieM, your children are as talented as you; great wins for everyone. Congrats!!

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    Oh your daughter is darling Carrie. Love her quilt - she really did a great job!

    Deranged - prayers coming your way (and for everyone in the fire zone). I cannot believe the fires ranging, it is awful!
    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

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    DD I'm prayin' for ya now!!
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    DD and all those in fire danger, concern and prayers are going out to you and your families.
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    My 6yo GD came home from Fair week all excited. She was drawing pictures of the livestock barns from the end with the big fan in the upper level and the long side of the brick barn with the open windows for the calves to get fresh air. And then she wanted to make a quilt! Has she been around Gram too much? She started searching through my scraps. She was so excited when she found sky fabric and then this odds and ends from "somebody" with a boy leading a calf. And of course Gram had some barn fabric, some grass and well this is how it could go together!Name:  034.JPG
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    OMGoodness!!! That's just precious! Your gonna have a good time!
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    OK--looks like a fun project! Be sure to finish the "after" pictures.

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    OkSewglad....the memories you make with your GD will last much longer than any quilt you could make. What a lucky little girl!

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    DD--I hope the fires have stayed away from you and yours! Praying for those who are being affected.

    I need opinions...I know I could post to the board in general but *know* you ladies so hope it is ok I put this here. I decided to make a wreath using the strip pattern I made last week (the table topper/hot pad). I found the perfect fabrics when working last week. What do you think? I don't have the buttons/ribbon sewn down yet. My dd thinks I need to put 2 each in the 2 "empty" spots...would that be too much? Would you lay them out different?

    I decided to sandwich and flip (no binding) on this one...much easier! It finished at ~21" across. One other question...if I sew the buttons through to the back, do I need to quilt it too? If I had the right color thread I probably would have done it all ready, but my green is off, so now thinking I might get away with not quilting.

    Thanks in advance for suggestions.
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