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My late friend Lynn Rice was a snow bird in Your Sun City group I believe.
would love to see you if you are here.
my older son lives in north Phoenix so if I ever get up there we could plan a meeting.
otherwise I plan to attend retreat.
I'M QUILTING!!! wooooooo hoooooo!
I cleaned my longarm (needed to review a video on that).
I loaded the backing (I ordered a 96" wide backing so I didn't have to mess with seams .. plus I didn't have any suitable shorter pieces to sew together)
I loaded the batting (I almost screwed up here when I initially loaded the length of the batting across the backing. Oops. Good thing I double-checked.)
I loaded the top. I needed to stop and think for a minute how to do my Red Snappers. The batting is JUST wide enough .. and I mean BARELY wide enough .. but it will work. And then I realized I was having more difficulty than I remembered with the batting getting all caught up when I was rolling the backing. False step #2 with the batting: I ran a cord across the width of my frame, underneath, so I could drape the batting behind this cord and keep it out of the way of the top & backing. So, that needed to be corrected. Back to loading the top and now it's done! woo hooo! I think I've done all the steps that are needed. If not, I'm sure the error of my ways will be revealed to me.
I remembered that side tensioners are necessary! :-)
I've basted across the top, to secure the backing, batting and top. And basted down the sides, as far as I was allowed by the work area. Whew.
I'm now ready to do hours and hours and hours and hours and hours of stitch in the ditch. Well, the positive aspect of those hours is that I will have time to contemplate how on earth I'm going to be quilting the star medallions. Currently, I haven't a clue.
All of us have faith that inspiration will strike.
It always does ...
All of us have faith that inspiration will strike. It always does ...
Otherwise, that project is going to be on the frame for a LONG, LONG time! LOL!
Hope you can get going on the quilt and get it going. Yup SITD is my least longarm chore but it really makes a difference. Yup by the time you get all that done you should have a plan for the background. Just remember if you haven't used the longarm in awhile shorter sessions are a good idea with plenty of breaks. You can slowly work up to longer sessions.
Ami_Quilts (sewingupasto) said:
Just remember if you haven't used the longarm in awhile shorter sessions are a good idea with plenty of breaks.
*excellent* suggestion. thanks.
Thanks for all the info. I have been messing with findagrave a bit and you can find good info on family members. I'm sure there is still a lot I have to learn about it. I didn't know anything about the GPS. An acquaintance of mine is going through the local family cemetery taking pictures and contributing what information she knows to findagrave. I've learned that their is a family cemetery back in a field of my husband's side that I would like to instigate.
Dang-- I had a lengthy note started and I must have hit something wrong and it all disappeared! I'll try again Thanks for all the great info. I've only been at it for about 3 weeks and still getting a handle on navigating ancestry,com. Sooo much information! I'm just working on my direct line of ancestors--no siblings or cousins yet and it does take research and work. I look at other's trees and see if they have the same names and dates then on each person I'm working on I to go to also. Funny story how this all started-- my daughter had me do the DNA test to see where we possibly came from. My oldest son has almond shaped eyes and my mom's dad pictures show almond shaped eyes. Knowing that both of my grand parents came over from Czechoslovakia (which at I often joked that we must have some Mongol blood in us. Sure enough. My results showed eastern European and Russia and the map showed where the Mongols lived and the results also said we could be descendants of teh Magyars. Interesting! I sure wish we kids would have asked about their time in "the old country" because they both came over in 1904. And now my mom and her siblings are all gone and we can't ask. I could not get beyond that grandfather at all. His name was simple (John Koval) and we think that his name may have been changed and simplified at Ellis Island.
My dad's father's side is providing a wealth of information. I've gotten pretty far back and was surprised to find that others must have been doing some serious research and contributed stories that i could study. You are right--it is a lot of work and I'm getting better at digging out the info. I may have to go back and dig out more of the earlies ones I was investigating. DD was upset when I told her that one of our ancestors owned slaves according to one of the census reports. But I also found one that helped with the underground railroad. I'm loving this even though DH thinks I'm obsessed. I've always loved history and this makes it more real! One ancestor served under General Braddock in th Revolutionary war.
I also like the Thru lines that Ancestry gives you. It has also verified some of the info I have found.
Well, this got lengthy I totally understand your passion
Be REALLY cautious with ThruLines! It is taking info from *other people's trees*, which could be very inaccurate. Ancestry is not giving you "new" info.
BTW, there are FB groups dealing with Ancestry.com research. I belong to "Ancestry.com Users Group". They might be helpful to you.
I found one of my husband's ancestors fought with General Sherman during his March to the Sea through Georgia . THAT was wildly exciting to discover!
I haven't thoroughly researched the Revolutionary War service yet but I *have* discovered a link so that my girls can apply to the Daughters of the Revolution (DAR). Our youngest is a HUGE history need.