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perjantai 22. huhtikuuta 2011

CWD: Old Abe Lincoln



I did sew this block yesterday, but it was so late, that I fell asleep right after it was ready. So I'm writing one day late
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April 21, 1864 Emma Florence Le Conte Furman wrote in her diary

Hurrah! Old Abe Lincoln has been assassinated! It may be abstractly wrong to be so jubilant, but I just can't help it. After all the heaviness and gloom of yesterday this blow to our enemies comes like a gleam of light. We have suffered till we feel savage. (quote from CWD quilt book written by R. Youngs)

Block 80. Old Abe Lincoln is the last entry of Emma in CWDQ book.

Because I was busy with blocks in February I can now show you all the blocks, which are attached to Emma's notes.

There is blocks #66-80. 66. Knitting and Reading, 67. Great Bazaar, 68. Panic, 69. Confusion and Turmoil, 70. Bombardment, 71. The Longest Morning, 72. Degradation, 73. Poor Columbia, 74. Churches Spared, 75. Sadness and Silence, 76. Abomination of Desolation, 77. Guerrilla Warfare, 78. Recovering Items, 79. Bolts of Fabric and the last one; 80. Old Abe Lincoln.

It was a amazing journey with Emma; reading her notes, which she wrote during 1864 at the South Carolina College in Columbia (her father was a scientist and teacher there at the campus) gave many emotions. Mostly they were sad and angry ones, but there was a hint of hope too.

In May I'm planning to sew only two CWD blocks, on 1st and 28th, but in June there might be more again...

Fenix got yesterday a new toy;)
I made a paperstringball at the course... and before I got it out of my bag...
Fenix has found it....
and IT WAS NICE!
A big, but light ball to throw all around...
and there was a mysterious empty balloon inside...

SO
We Wish You All

JOYFUL EASTER!

4 kommenttia:

Elin kirjoitti...

How nice to see your blocks! I'm eager to start up again after Eastern, you make me a lot of inspiration. Me and my daughter spend wonderful days in Nordic Provence, we are flying back north tomorrow. Have a nice and happy Eastern!

Cattinka kirjoitti...

You made good progress with your blocks. I wish you Happy Easter also.
KATRIN W.

SharePoint Server 2010 kirjoitti...

Wonderful piece of work!

Simone de Klerk kirjoitti...

Happy Fenix!
And I love this block. I think it is one of my favorite.
The Easter quilt looks very happy!