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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 935265 views.

From: judyinohio


You might want to check out old cemeteries for a day, just to take a few photos. Never know when that information from graves will come in handy for future generations who are interested in family tree information.

My kids were astonished at the family burial plot where my parents were buried in Indiana; they were the last two people (of many generations) that were squeezed into a very large plot purchased in the 1800s. 


From: bornblesse2


That’s an idea.  I have no idea where his grandparents and the bachelor brothers are buried.


From: latterberry


Your wrenches quilt is darling! Perfect for a little boy.


From: judyinohio


Old cemeteries tell you a lot about the thinking of the old-timers (and the thinking of our modern generations as well).

When we went to bury my mom's ashes in the next-to-the-last-space in the family plot in 1998 both of my kids were astonished by this huge monument to their great-great-great-grandparents in an 

Indiana cemetery.

My son more or less yelped "Where are their first names?? Who were these people? "

I replied "That's William and Martha and you are supposed to know their names because you are supposed to be local people who visit their graves every year." 

So much for families staying at the "home place". 

William and Martha's descendants are scattered from Seattle to Vero Beach, Florida to Bealeton, Virginia not to mention Ohio. wink Only one small cluster of five has remained in Indiana: all the rest have scattered far and wide.  No more big family reunions on the family farm like I remember from when I was a child.


From: Midkid5


Where is DHs family from?


I had a total creative block on the most recent quilt I loaded on the longarm. I stared at it for a week, then I was gone for a week. Today I was determined to do something on it. I had a simple swirl design and just did that on the top border, it looks fine. I advanced the quilt......yeah.

....and tomorrow I will do the body of the quilt. It is the bargello Ellen taught at a past retreat. I hope to get this one done in a timely manner now that I finally made a few decisions. Next quilt I choose will have a plan before I load it.

I also hand turned the binding on the first side of the quilt I finished 2 weeks ago. I am just happy to be making some quilt progress again.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Ami_Quilts (sewingupasto) said:

I am just happy to be making some quilt progress again.

It's a good feeling, isn't it?  :-)

Absolutely. I did get a table refinished last week as well as finish a pair of shorts. I took the binding project but did not touch it. We took 11 hours to drive back yesterday. We drove the scenic route including Rocky Mountain National Park. The aspen trees are starting to change color and we just enjoyed the slow drive home thru mountain roads. 

I made a pretty detailed list of things I want to get done. There are quite a few garments on the list and I think most of them are from the fabrics I got on our trip to SAS in February. I already made two things out of one of the fabrics. I do plan to keep busy.