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Honchey 02-14-2012 06:59 PM

THE FWS PONY CLUB Wk 7 Bright Hopes & Bird's Eye View Discussion Page
 
Well, Well, Well, here we are at the 7th week...I can't believe it...it seems like we just started this journey....All of you have been busy keeping the posts going...I do read most of them...it seems like I'm a lurker... I just finished a Boomerang here on the board...It was fun and now I really do have to start paying attention here. I'm wondering where all the other cowpokes disappeared to??? I guess they're hiding in the bushes somewhere...come out , come out, wherever you are!!!!!

Now for a letter


Letter of the Week #4--Keith Walker; Juneau County, Wisconsin


For those of you who enjoy reading about the Pony Children as they grew up, I
have a treat for you today. :)

I was able to find a photo of Keith Walker as an adult!! Please go to the photo
section to view his picture.

Keith was born, Keith Singletary Walker in 1904. The children in the picture on
page 11 are believed to be his sister Bernice (b. 1906), and brother Raymond (b.
1909).

Keith's parents were Levi Walker (b. 1879) and Clara Janetta Singletary (b.
1877) and they were married in 1902. The family was all listed in the 1910
census, but by the 1920 census, Keith's father was a widower. Keith's mom Clara
died sometime between the ages of 33 and 43, when Keith was between 5 and 15
years age. I do not know if his father remarried.

Keith married Myrtle Stewart who was also born in 1904. They both passed away
while living in Florida; Keith in 1972 at the age of 68, and Myrtle in 1984 at
the age of 80. It is unknown if they had any children.

The picture of Keith and Myrtle was taken in 1962 at Prairie Farm in Barron
County, Wisconsin. Keith is holding his great neice, Shelia Mickelson and his
wife is holding their great nephew, Mark James Mickelson; twins perhaps?

QuiltE 02-14-2012 09:38 PM

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Strolling thru here with some Valentine's treats for all ...... We can munch as we chat!
ENJOY!!!!
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dublb 02-14-2012 09:49 PM

Honchey - Thanks for the letter! That's so interestin'! Which reminds me I've gotta git caught up on the reading about the ponies & their kid's!

QuiltE - Yummmmmm. Thanks. Love that D9P also. :thumbup:

BETTY62 02-14-2012 10:00 PM

I love the story. Thank you for sharing with us.

janRN 02-15-2012 06:56 AM

Thanks Anne. Glad your back in the saddle again and finished your other project. QE and Anael got me hooked on paper piecing so I started a Storm at Sea. I was going along great, first 12 blocks done then I realized there's like a bazillion more to do. It may become a wallhanging!
This weeks blocks were less challenging but have turned out so nice for everyone. I really don't like to applique so I'm glad this is the only applique block.

oksewglad 02-15-2012 07:45 AM

Thanks for the cookies, QE!! They're great--and not going to waist either; the best kind!! Is that fabric where you FWS valentine came from?
Glad you are enthusiastic about PP, Jan. Verdict still out for me.
Glad these are quick blocks as it will be the weekend before I get to these. Couple of others things have gotten in the way.

Honchey 02-15-2012 09:20 AM

Jan, I don't like it either and will always try to take the easy way out. I cut a circle using postcard weight paper..then cut the fabric circle at least 1/2" larger...then using the yo yo technique gather the edge using small stitches pulling the thread so that the fabric folds itself over the paper circle...anchor the thread then press the whole thing... remove the paper...You now have a finished circle with the seam allowance folded and will not come apart.. stitch to whatever you need to. I also did that to the larger one..it was a little more cumbersome but it was better than needle turning the fabric. I love the totem pole fabric...so different...

QuiltE 02-15-2012 10:29 AM

Hope everyone is enjoying those cookies ... cherries and chocolate just seem to go together so well. And they were even better when warm!

OKSGlad ... yes that's the fabric used for the FWS Valentines touches!

DublB ... enjoy those nibblies! I did a separate thread where you can get a better look at the whole quilt ... complete with those racing stripes!

JanRN ... hope you didn't choke on your cookie, when you saw that D9P! Believe me, it's my one and only! I'm so not into applique either. That makes my 3rd attempt (2 in FWS and 1 here)

Honchey ... that's the same way I did the centre circle. When I pressed, I then spritzed it with some starch, so that helped hold it good and steady as I did my hand stitching. I noticed, I didn't get it totally smooth around the edge though.

The large circle, I did on the machine .... measured 1/2, 1/4 points and then pinned pinned pinned ....... and oh, kind of did it as PP, by sewing all the templates with running stitches to the fabrics and then went at it.


QuiltingNinaSue 02-15-2012 12:30 PM

Yes, I enjoyed doing up these two blocks, remembering how I got to ride in the grand entry parade at the beginning of the rodeo in my home town. The middle block in Bright Hopes is our shetland pony mare with her colt. Guest room made the blocks look "yellow" on the light green sheet.

Bird's Eye View was fun to do, but the center is not sewn down...yet. We knew "George" who summered our pony mares a month to breed with his pony stallion, and had run a rodeo until his retirement from the scene, letting his daughter and son-in-law to take over the business on the road. It was quite an insight to behind the scenes in the rodeo. Real cowboying with the men and ladies who rode the circuit. Good people to "ride" with who took care of their animals before they took care of themselves.

dublb 02-15-2012 12:47 PM

QNSue I love reading your stories!!

janRN 02-15-2012 03:00 PM

QNS would you believe I've never been on a horse??? At my age now, I don't think I ever will.

Great D9P QE--it's on my bucket list LOL!!!

QuiltingNinaSue 02-15-2012 03:37 PM

I am sure you excell in what you do, JanRN. At my age, I do not ride and have not for years, but its nice to remember those childhood memories. Love QB and the PC as much or more than FWSQ journey; the 8 1/2 inch block is better and easier than the 6 1/2 inch block. Its fun, enjoyable with this special group.

Have next week's done too; company coming for the week-end so that is a good thing. Love company and putting our guest room to use.

mirabelle 02-15-2012 08:00 PM

mmm cookies how special for us. I hope to get to my PC blocks on the weekend after I visit with my DD. Boy are these weeks flying by, fourteen blocks finished already

QuiltE 02-15-2012 08:16 PM

JanRN .... And you want me to believe that?????????? Not at all!!!! *snicker*

dublb 02-15-2012 08:28 PM

Hey Ya'll! I feel awful! I think I've got an upper respiratory infection. I'm gonna go to the DR. first thing in the morning. I don't feel like sewing on anything that I have ta think. So Birds Eye is going ta have ta wait. :( I'm so glad that I can come here & see all of ya'll's blocks.

mirabelle 02-16-2012 04:45 AM

Oh Bev I hope you are feeling better soon, take good care of yourself

gardnergal970 02-16-2012 05:50 AM

Dubib...get better soon.

QuiltE 02-16-2012 06:42 AM

*passes DublB a cuppa soup*
*tucks quilt up around her*

Now don't spill that soup on the quilt!! :)
... hope you're feeling better and the Dr. gives you whatever you need to send that bug packing. Take care!!!!!!

Anael 02-16-2012 07:18 AM

dublb, I hope you will feel better very soon!

wendiq 02-16-2012 08:03 AM

QNSue.....You have such good memories....Thanks for sharing them with us. I can imagine you are really, really enjoying working on these blocks and "remembering".

dublb 02-16-2012 09:41 AM

Hey Ya'll- I went ta see the Dr. He said that I have sinusitis. So I was right in a way. Sinusitis is a type of sinus infection. He gave me some antibiotics, a nasal spray, Sudifed, & a cough syrup. Now I'm gonna be all drugged up. ;)Thanks for the soup & tucking me in QuiltE!

QuiltE 02-16-2012 02:04 PM


Originally Posted by dublb (Post 4980527)
Hey Ya'll- I went ta see the Dr. He said that I have sinusitis. So I was right in a way. Sinusitis is a type of sinus infection. He gave me some antibiotics, a nasal spray, Sudifed, & a cough syrup. Now I'm gonna be all drugged up. ;)Thanks for the soup & tucking me in QuiltE!


Back to the pampered life, DublB ... don't get cocky and ignore it all!
The sooner you slooooow down, the sooner you'll knock it flat!!
(believe me, I know all too well!!!)

JeanieG 02-16-2012 03:45 PM


Originally Posted by Honchey (Post 4977488)
Jan, I don't like it either and will always try to take the easy way out. I cut a circle using postcard weight paper..then cut the fabric circle at least 1/2" larger...then using the yo yo technique gather the edge using small stitches pulling the thread so that the fabric folds itself over the paper circle...anchor the thread then press the whole thing... remove the paper...You now have a finished circle with the seam allowance folded and will not come apart.. stitch to whatever you need to. I also did that to the larger one..it was a little more cumbersome but it was better than needle turning the fabric. I love the totem pole fabric...so different...

Hi all, I'm back from my camping trip. Just arrived home late morning.

I was taught to make circles this way Honchey. I also used school glue and glued it down before I stitched around the edge. Will get mine posted sometime today.

dublb 02-16-2012 04:13 PM

JeanieG - I'm so glad that you are back safe. Did ya have a good time?

QuiltE - All I've done for 3 days is lay around, check on the Board & plan how ta git my UFO's done. I'm glad that I got my Bright Hopes done on Sun. Birds Eye is cut out & waiting for me. I just don't have the energy to do it right now. I'm worried about the people that were at the machine quilting class I went to on Mon. I hope that I wasn't contagious. My symptoms started that day & I thought it was just allergies. :eek:

Has anyone heard from Honchey?

Honchey 02-16-2012 04:23 PM

Has anyone heard from Honchey?

Yes, Here I am.....I, too, am recovering from another bout with the Sinus Bug...My problem is my eyes water like crazy and then puff up and they look like peaches...I know what you're going thru Bev.

I just found more Cowboy fabric in my stash..I will post a photo of it later. H

dublb 02-16-2012 05:49 PM


Originally Posted by Honchey (Post 4981455)
Has anyone heard from Honchey?

Yes, Here I am.....I, too, am recovering from another bout with the Sinus Bug...My problem is my eyes water like crazy and then puff up and they look like peaches...I know what you're going thru Bev.

I just found more Cowboy fabric in my stash..I will post a photo of it later. H

Oh no! I don't want anybody ta feel this way! Take it easy. I'll share some of that soup that QuiltE sent me! I'm hoping that I can sleep tonight. If your eyes are watering how can ya see the computer? Not very well I suppose! Take it easy! {hugs}

QuiltE 02-16-2012 06:45 PM

**arrives with a bucket of chicken soup for all who are not at their best**

Sit back and relax, Ladies ... and let yourselves get better.
Yes
DublB, I know you're getting cabin fever, butttttttttttttttt ............!!!!!

Honchey ... sure, make us jealous with yet another score on cowboy fabric!

Guess What?? ... alas, my FWS sashing/border/binding fabric has been shipped and should be here early next week. I hope. I hope. yeeeehaaaaaaaaw! I'm sure that y'all will hear me scream when it is in my hot little hands!! :)

And too, the same LQS is going to start PC in a couple of months. Each time I go, they're working on some of the blocks for their sample quilt. When I was looking they had very little appropriate fabric as they don't really have novelties, but yup, they're bringing in a chuck wagon full of it!! :)


Honchey 02-16-2012 06:51 PM

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I've gone thru 2 boxes of tissues in 2 days. eye drops, nasal inhalers, antibiotics, hot showers, steam vaporizers, Halls cough drops and chicken soup. If it doesn't start getting better by tomorrow I'm going to see the DR for a cortisone shot. On another note.. Here's a photo of the fabric I mentioned in one of the other threads..I think..It's Xmas cowboys in different settings. there's even a Santa Claus cobwboy riding a horse . real cute but kinda big...He fits in the center of Children's delight. now to see what will go around the center square. i have extra if anyone is interested..PM me. H

QuiltE 02-16-2012 06:53 PM

And now you have me totally excited about a Cowboy Santa ........ the fabric is incredible!
And I even spotted a "Holstein horse"! :)

dublb 02-16-2012 06:58 PM


Originally Posted by QuiltE (Post 4981826)
**arrives with a bucket of chicken soup for all who are not at their best**

Sit back and relax, Ladies ... and let yourselves get better.
Yes
DublB, I know you're getting cabin fever, butttttttttttttttt ............!!!!!

Honchey ... sure, make us jealous with yet another score on cowboy fabric!

Guess What?? ... alas, my FWS sashing/border/binding fabric has been shipped and should be here early next week. I hope. I hope. yeeeehaaaaaaaaw! I'm sure that y'all will hear me scream when it is in my hot little hands!! :)

And too, the same LQS is going to start PC in a couple of months. Each time I go, they're working on some of the blocks for their sample quilt. When I was looking they had very little appropriate fabric as they don't really have novelties, but yup, they're bringing in a chuck wagon full of it!! :)


I'm so happy for ya! I bet your "chomping at the bit" ta git 'em in your "hot little hands."

I bet that LQS is going to have a ball with their club, & you get the benefit of all those fabrics! Hooray!

Thanks for more soup! It's so much appreciated!

QuiltE 02-16-2012 07:01 PM

DublB ... you can bet that I'm chomping at the bit to get it my hot little hands!!!!! I'm sure the LQS will phone me the minute it arrives ........ and I won't be wasting anytime getting there to see it IRL!! Kind of a "I'll believe it when I see it" situation right now!!! :)

Honchey ... I think what you need is to head to NC and get some R+R along with some Bingo, to get rid of that bug!

dublb 02-16-2012 07:09 PM


Originally Posted by Honchey (Post 4981835)
I've gone thru 2 boxes of tissues in 2 days. eye drops, nasal inhalers, antibiotics, hot showers, steam vaporizers, Halls cough drops and chicken soup. If it doesn't start getting better by tomorrow I'm going to see the DR for a cortisone shot. On another note.. Here's a photo of the fabric I mentioned in one of the other threads..I think..It's Xmas cowboys in different settings. there's even a Santa Claus cobwboy riding a horse . real cute but kinda big...He fits in the center of Children's delight. now to see what will go around the center square. i have extra if anyone is interested..PM me. H

Man Oh Man, that's so cute! It makes me laugh!
I'm on my 3rd box of tissue also. How did we both git it thousands of miles apart?
God bless you.

dublb 02-16-2012 07:14 PM

I think that I'll head to the bed & see if I can actually git some zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. ** saunters off & coughs**

Honchey 02-16-2012 07:27 PM

Speak up girls, I have 3 yards of this fabric and I can't use it all...I bought this when The Rag Shop closed it's doors about 6 yrs ago and it's been sitting in a tote since then. I don't want anything for it just your address...I think a fat 1/4 would go round for a few of you! H

oksewglad 02-17-2012 09:43 AM

Lots been going on while I've been gone--chicken noodle pot luck, FQ swaps of Santa on the range, and Kleenex/pharmaceuticals making money off the suffering of others!!
SIL and I have been cleaning out family leftovers. My family room has been home to "family archives" for the past 5 years. Have it winnowed down to the important stuff now. Now onward.

JeanieG 02-17-2012 10:19 AM

Oksewglad - Don't you just have to finally "get in the mood" to go through all those "family archives". It feels so good to finally make headway in a challenge like that. Congratulations!

JeanieG 02-17-2012 10:21 AM


Originally Posted by dublb (Post 4981892)
I think that I'll head to the bed & see if I can actually git some zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. ** saunters off & coughs**

Hope you had a restful night. I think that is the worse part of being sick, you NEED the sleep, but it is so elusive.

All you "sickies" get well soon. I have absolutely no patience with illness. I want to be well NOW! LOL

dublb 02-17-2012 01:17 PM

I also want ta be well now!!!! I'm tired of doing nothin'. I have no patience with this. I am doing what I need ta do. I just don't want to. Thanks Ya'll, I appreciate ya lettin' me vent.

Honchey - I hope someone gets that fabric & adds it to their Pony quilts. It is so cute! Betsy Ross said that she doesn't want Santa in her quilt. (I'm such a smart aleck.) But he's so cute!
Are ya feeling any better? I sure hope so!


OK - I'm glad that ya were able ta go through all of those relics. I'm bad about that.

Jeanie - Sleep didn't come easily, but I did eventually go to sleep on the couch. On the couch I can sleep sittin' up. I'm hoping that that will keep this stuff out of my lungs. I did sleep late though, & feel slightly better. :thumbup:

Termi 02-17-2012 02:31 PM

Gee, I hope you all feel better very soon. I have no patience for being sick either, I get very cranky.

QuiltE 02-17-2012 02:45 PM

Checking in here ...

Honchey and DublB ... and how's the progress with the plague?

OKSGlad ... Looks like a productive week! Does that leave you with more stash space? :)

DublB ... oh come on now, where's Betsy's sense of humour?????

JeanieG .... me too, no patience or time to be sick ... however I keep have this feeling that those two "southerners" are shipping their bugs north to Ontari-ari-ari-ooooooooooooo! :(


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