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The FWS Pony Club Quilt-Along Wk 15 Doe & Darts & Elsie's Favorite Discussion Page

Old 04-17-2012, 04:04 PM
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Howdy Pardners, this weeks blocks can be a little trying......I'm trying to get them done sometime this week!!!
I'm having a little problem with my right knee and can't do any flexing of my ankle or any pressure on my foot.. It just hurts too much... I tried to sew but no can do that either. I tried to use the start/stop feature on my machine and I can't stop/start where I need to so what good is it. Oh well..I will be seeing my ortho guy as soon as I can get an appointment...I know what he's going to tell me...the same thing he told me a year ago..."when do you want to schedule the surgery"....I am totally dreading that day. I had the left knee replaced 7 yrs ago and the pain for me was unbearable...my tolerance for pain is "nil".

Here's another letter.

Letters of the Week #8B--Geneva Holt; Frank Harris; Yellowstone County.

This posting should be called "Geneva Holt and Family" since I found
more information about her family than I did about Geneva. What interested me
most about her letter was the three little brothers and two little sisters that
she visited at the cemetery.

George Willey Holt, age 24, married Betty F. Dotson, age 25, on Christmas Eve
1901.

Nine years later in the 1910 census, George and Betty are the parents of four
children: Ione (6); William (5); Geneva (3); and an unnamed baby son who was
less than a year old.

By the next census in 1920, only two children remain, Geneva and the brother
(William) that she mentions in her letter. I can find no record of the death of
her baby brother, but I was able to learn something about Ione. She was born
October 2, 1903 and died on March 23, 1913. The cause of her death was listed as
paralysis. Unfortunately, I can find nothing about the other two brothers and
one sister that Geneva mentions.

And sadly, in the 1930 census, the family only numbers three; siblings Geneva
and William and their father George. Mother, Betty, had died in Ohio on March
1929. Why was she in Ohio? I cannot find any records for father George in West
Virginia or Ohio, but apparently Ohio was brother William's home. He died in the
Cleveland area in 1982 at the age of 77.

What became of Geneva? I don't know. Since I cannot find any death record for
her, all I can assume is that she did marry.


Letters of the Week #8B--Geneva Holt; Frank Harris; Yellowstone Coun Frank Harris' full name is Charles Frank Harris, which makes finding
records of him rather confusing. He was born in March of 1898 in the state of
Washington. His parents were Charles L. and Roxie Irene Harris and he appears to
be their only child.
In the 1910 census Frank and his family were living in Montana where he won his
pony "Trixie."
No records can be found of Frank and his family in the 1920 census. However, in
1923, Frank married a woman named Ramona. In 1930 we find that Frank and Ramona
are living in Los Angeles, California, and they are the parents of three
children; Mona Lee, age 6; R. Dell, age 4; and a one month old baby. These
children could still be alive. Maybe they could be found!
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Love these letters and the work that has gone into the research is wonderful.

Hope your knee problems get sorted Honchey, my DH lived with a hip problem for 19 years following a car accident and they finally did his replacement on his 50th birthday, he said it was the best birthday present he could have had no more pain, although almost 8 years later it is starting to niggle again.
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I guess you has to decide which is the worst: replace or not replace. If it would help, you might want to consider it.

Stories of children are interesting; we are born, we live and we die. What we chose to do with each new day of our lives, is a gift. It is a "new" day; not repeat of what we have had...and that is a blessing, I think. I love that saying, "yesterday is history, tomorrow is the future, today is the present, that's why it is called a "gift".

Making quilts, makes memories for us, and for those who love quilts after we die. Doe & dart was not easy for me; then came Elsie's favorite that had 3 tiers or rows..............the first two were fine, but I hope with that third tier, the long arm quilter "can quilt that out" like the song on You-tube! They are done, not perfect, but done. That's my story, and I am sticking to it. Future generations can take up the challenge and do it better. I always marvel at the perfect postings of the blocks on QB, but, sigh, its not mine. I do create color, and stories and enjoy doing the work & the show of everyone's blocks.
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Honchey, heal up and get better!
can you sew left footed??? its worth a try
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QNS,

Perfect isn't in the cards for me either, but we try our best. Your blocks have such a vibrancy and array of colours. They are unique. As soon as I see your blocks, I know who made them. I am in awe of your fabrics and how you put them together.

Love your attitude.

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Hi All, I'm going to try sewing left footed later on today. I had the tense? unit on most of the evening and was able to at least sleep during the night...compression stockings on today....I'm looking thru my scraps for Elsie's Favorite...I have Eastertide done so that's one for next week. i will post the thread for the 2nd milestone next week...give everyone time to get this week's blocks done if they want to include them...(like me!).
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Honchey ... I too recommend trying the left footed pedal technique. I thought it'd be hard, and just started recently, and was surprised how easily I adapted. I will confess, that I still sometimes hit go with the left, and at the same time use the knee pedal, which of course, only lifts up the foot! I am getting better, and and remembering to use the lift as I sew. Old habits die hard ..... and as you can tell, I learned with an old cabinet Singer with the knee pedal.

QNSue ... ITA that your blocks are so filled with stories, that I am anxious to see them. And truth be known, I am learning from this, and find myself frustrated if I can't find a story fabric for my blocks! As for those stories ... if you're not getting them written down (or computer'd into memory!) ... how about talking them onto tapes?

All ... For me, this quilt is going to be filled with so many personal touches, and that includes each of you! The fabric we've been sending back and forth. The American Flags I sent off, and will gladly send to anyone else who has had 2nd thoughts are another touch. And more, as it comes. I don't have the "family" to heir these too, so it's just between me, and you and my sewing machine!

Speaking of which ..... I found this yesterday for my PC backing .......
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With Elsie's favourite .... anyone know anything about the foot mentioned in this thread?
http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t186433.html

Is it one for all machines? or specific to a brand/model?
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What cute kittens, quiltE!! Love that. I made two wedding ring quilts, then let this curve throw me off. I may do it again.
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Originally Posted by QuiltingNinaSue View Post
What cute kittens, quiltE!! Love that. I made two wedding ring quilts, then let this curve throw me off. I may do it again.

I fell in love with the kittens and being the were SO realistic looking, and that the colour was right, I just HAD to have it! Left it on a 48 hour hold while I checked my quantities needed. I'm still toying with QAYG or some variation of such, so knew I needed extra to allow for that .... just phoned to secure it all!!!!!




OK All You Quiltin' Pardners ... ... here's another acquisition from yesterday, that I'm willing to share with one and all!! If you'd like to have some to honour MiraB in your quilt, PM me with your snail addy! Yes, it's Australian flags, complete with some kangaroos hopping along!!!!!!!!

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MiraB ... want some? also, USA?
DublB ... hope you will include the other patriots in your quilt!!
Anael and ArteEC ... I'm dubious about ever finding your flags, so if by chance you have a smidgeon to share with me, I'd appreciate it. And too, if you'd like the USA?

USA Flag material ... is still available for those who would like some (please see Spring Break thread for a pic)
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