Monday, April 2, 2012

Anything for a Free Lunch

That's right, some of us will do anything for a free lunch. Tomorrow I'm doing a trunk show for the North Fenton Seniors.

So many of my quilts have been given away but I think I have enough here to make an interesting show.

Did any of you ever do the Fun and Done quilt. I did two blocks and decided that I'd had enough fun. It's on the back of the toilet as a little runner.

If I took some of my UFOs I'd have a car full and could talk forever. Looking at the boxes I see: Twin Sisters, Scrappy Mountains Majesty, Economy Block, Anita's Arrowheads, Merry Go Round, Lady of Lake Erie and more.

Then I have boxes of strips in sizes from 2" to 4 1/2" and 5" charm squares. I cut scraps up so I have them when I need to make a block. (Then I dig into the stash and use something else.)

Then I have a vest, pillows and pillowcases to show too.

Even though I was on a sabbatical from quilting this winter I have a lot of stuff to pack and take.

I just read the latest from Patrick Taylor A Dublin County Doctor. I'm hooked on Patrick Taylor as well as a number of other authors including Dorothea Benton Frank, Janet Evanovich, Steven Havrill and Dana Stabenow.

This winter I've been recommending as a site to visit if you are searching for ancestors in New York State in the late 1800s and 1900s. A man from Fulton, NY has scanned newspapers from all over NYS and has them on this site.

One man came back into the library to tell me he hadn't been sleeping much. He'd been on every night, with good results.

Another site I use is Paul R. has visited cemeteries around Broome County, NY, photographing the stones and putting them on this site. I found the burial place of a man from Town of Nanticoke back in 1897 for a guy from further north in NYS. Sent it to him & got a message back "You rule!" Guess I made his day.

If you check out you'll see they have burial and pictures from all over, not just New York.

Time to get ready for today's volunteer afternoon at the Local History and Genealogy Dept. at the Broome County Public Library. (We have the NYS Vital Records Index on microfiche there.)

Our department cash register tapes read "We see Dead People".