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maanantai 27. heinäkuuta 2009

Conscript Law (one day late...)

I know I promised to sew this block yesterday... but, the things just happened:(
OK! I started it, but I had some nice things and some extra troubles in my life yesterday so I found time finish it not until this evening.

...but better today than never;)

Block 3. Conscript Law

So July 26, 1862 Rachel Young King Anderson wrote in her diary:

Another panic is upon us. (if you remember, the earlier panic was the oath of allegiance, July 1st) The conscript law is now in force in Missouri; all able bodied men from 16 to 45 years of age are compelled to enroll their names and drill immediately for Federal service. Mass meetings are being held - women pale & tremble and cry "what shall I dio, what will become of me and my children?" Southern men say, "Must I fight against my friends, my principles, my conscience?" (quote from Civil War Diary Quilt book by R. Youngs)

On my block I used these fabrics: green is Nancy Gere's Civil War IV coll. and the other two (pink and very pale green) are Quilt Gate's Mary Rose Collections.

In August I have planned to sew blocks number 97 and 104.

Hej på dig, Elin, have you time to share this fun with me;)

lauantai 25. heinäkuuta 2009

Only One (lonely) Heart

Is this fabric heart my only OPAM in July?
I made it last week to my working mate as a leaving present.

I'm afraid it is...
but I'm positively sure
I'm more busy in August...

Today's sewing project was the block of the week from Sylvia's Bridal Sampler:
D6 Odd Fellow's Patch

... and we will meet again tomorrow!
It's CWD day...

maanantai 20. heinäkuuta 2009

Laaazy Dayyys...

... only trying to catch up the Thatquilt -group

... desperately.

... but still behind after weekend

... four blocks and one triangle

I have started one new project during the last two weeks. But I'll show you it later...

However I have sewn one SBS block in a week... Even that has felt a really BIG ACHIEVEMENT on these lazy days.

Maybe I have to pull myself up... NOW!!!
Don't you agree?

maanantai 13. heinäkuuta 2009

Stitcher's Angel is Here Again

I really need this;))))
and I have been waiting it for a while.....
finally it's here.... beginning 17th of August!!!

HELEN is organizing the Stither's Angel 2009 Swap.
Go to here and sign in!
I signed up last year.... AND IT was REALLY FUN SWAP. Every week a new pattern from seven different designer.

I got a new friend too from Australia;))))
I have thought you a lot lately;)

This year the theme of the swap is Roses - all of the free projects will be small items featuring roses.
Just PERFECT THEME for me, because I'm working with roses every day ;)))

keskiviikko 8. heinäkuuta 2009

Meeting General Lee

Do you still remember Isabella Buchanan Edmondson?

July 8, 1864 she wrote in her diary

Met with Gen. Lee, who had just arrived on the cars, I am perfectly delighted with him, if I had a heart to lose, I think it would be a danger...
(quote from R. Young's Civil War Diary Quilt book)

Block 49. Meeting General Lee
Fabrics: gray P. Barnes' Bonnie Blue Basics,
cream Quilt Gate's Mary Rose Coll.,
green Lecien's Mrs March's Coll.,
brown is one designed by Jo Morton.

Belle was not lucky in love either. Rosemary writes in her book: Belle was engaged twice, but both relationships ended in broken engagements and heartbreak for her.

Now I really know what she felt then...

Her death at 33 years old was unexpected and suspicious. It was said at her death that she was engaged a third time to marry a Yankee officer.

I'm closing my CWD book...
until I'll open it again on July 26...

keskiviikko 1. heinäkuuta 2009

Oath of Allegiance

I promised I'll be back soon;)

July 1, 1862
Rachel Young King Andersonwrote in her diary
Well, what next? The whole community is in a state of excitement. The Federal commander has issued the order that all citizens are commanded to take an oath of allegiance to the Federal Government. Those who do not swear are not allowed to follow any business whatever and are prisoners at home.
(quote from CWD quilt book written by R. Youngs)

Rachel's husband took the oath, but she herself did not, so she was a prisoner in her own home during the Civil War.

This was an easy block. Just cut about 4,5 cm stripes and sew together... It was more difficult to choose the fabrics! Blue fabric reminds me now my ex-H, who is sailing somewhere on the Gulf of Finland in this week. So this block I made saddness in my heart... but maybe day after day I'll get the surface again... and back to the normal life...
Sorry, my thoughts are wandering... Where was I? Oh yes,
the fabrics in my block are blue Nancy Gere's Miniatures coll., red Moda's Civil War Anthem coll. and cream Quilt Gate's Mary Rose Coll.

I desided to continue with the easy ones;))) So General Lee and we will meet 0n July 8... block 49!
Warm Hugs to You;)