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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 412556 views.

mentioning the clothing, the clothing in your picture is very special too, lots of fancy buttons.  getting a photo was a big deal.  I remember it being an event when I was a kid, I can only imagine what it would have meant in those days.  We have a picture of my husbands grandmother and her sisters, "all decked out" as my MIL said.  Which was interesting because they were very poor, but you would never have known looking at that picture, 4 very good looking young women.


From: Midkid5


Thank you for the bit of information about having to "freeze" to have a photo taken.  Will change how I look at older pictures.


there is a lovely book called Once Upon A River by Dianne Setterfield.  One of the main characters is a photographer is rural England when photography was just getting started.  I love the book for many reasons but it is also interesting to read about the process at the time.  the photographer had to prepare the chemicals, apply it to the glass, as well as developing them.


From: YDritch


latterberry said:

She died when I was 17 but my whole childhood I thought of her as a sourpuss.  

In my family, it was my grandfather who was stoic/mean/ornery and a few more adjectives I could mention.  Still, I can almost understand because he came to this country alone as a boy, basically as a stowaway, having "attached" himself to a very large family who was making the crossing from Finland.  He arrived in the Port of Galveston (Texas) on his own, without money, friends or knowledge of English.  He scratched his way through the Texas/Oklahoma oil fields in the early 1900's, and ended up being a fairly wealthy man....but still mostly stoic/mean/ornery and a few more adjectives I could mention!


From: bornblesse2


I am at retreat a few days.  Here is the scrap top I got put together. I have had the blocks made a couple years ago.  I’m excited to empty this tub!


From: judyinohio


That's a very nice use of scraps, Ellen.  I really like the clever way you used every morsel of fabric and made a lovely large quilt top. It's so easy to piece and I can see a beginning quilter having a good time working with your idea.

viola (sissly4)

From: viola (sissly4)


Ellen that nice and scrapy. Enjoy the cold weather not for me.


From: tuckyquilter


Wonderful Quilt.  Great use of scraps and layout is perfect.  This retreat has been good for you AND for us too.  We get to share your project.


From: latterberry


Great scrap buster!  I'm glad you got it finished. What are your plans for it?


From: latterberry


Finally got 5 of my flimsies quilted, washed and dried.  Several more to go.