April 16, 1861 Hannah Walton Sanders wrote in her diary
Raining hard this morning. Richard came down for the mail. Got news that the war has commenced at Charleston on last Friday. Cold enough to snow tonight. (both quotes from Rosemary Young's CWD Quilt book)
Hannah was 55 years old when the war began. Two of Hannah's diaries have been found. She wrote every day and her diary entries were short and simple sentences with references to the weather, her family, visitors, daily activities and historical events.
I'm planning to 'meet' her again in May...
Brown and red fabrics are both from Paula Barnes's Bonnie Blue Quilts line by Marcus Fabrics, line of the cream fabric is unknown... I have bought it from Fabric Shack.
Block 31. Beginning of War
April 18, 1861 Hannah wrote
A cold cloudy day. Heard that there was fighting at Harper's Ferry. Great excitement. The Grays called on to be ready. A.K. Fulton and John will go to Wytheville in the morning.
The weather forecast promised to us (here in Finland) also a quite cold day tomorrow. Maybe some wet snow... Oh, where is the Spring...
...on Saturday I'm going to sew the third CWD block in this week. Although it will be a very busy day: I'm at work and in the evening I'm going to go to theatre . Hopefully we'll meet Sarah Lois Wadley for a second time... and we might see atleast 10 purple and 10 green square... See you then;)
PS. Remember to visit at Elin's blog to see her versions of these CWD blocks. They really are worth seeing!