Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Happy September

My 110 picture didn't show gratuitous fabric stripping! It was there to show that this is still a quilting blog, and to give you a little hint of things to come. I figured it would be ready by the end of the month, but it isn't. I was busily working on it, and then I received several emails from long lost cousins I haven't talked to in years, requesting a sharing of genealogical information. It pulls you in, I tell you, even when you try to focus elsewhere.

The August birthdays have been celebrated and my daughter is back at school. My sister-in-law inherited this quilt. She kept some of the antiques, but threw away all the paper documenting every thing the aunt owned. I think it was a matter of volume, but it does worry me about what will happen to all my paper. My daughter could easily throw away all my paper. I want to eventually scan all the paper for my genealogy, but I am only halfway through box 2 of my photo scanning project. I'm trying to work on it at least a few minutes everyday, instead of being tied to the computer all day.

Oh, and I figured out that the rectangular pictures in the 110 post are from a disc camera that my roommate owned. The disc camera was more expensive than the 110, newer, and made rectangular pictures which were closer to the size of the 35mm. And it came with a neat film cartridge like the Viewmaster had. Yes, I was a little bit humbled. The 110 has negatives that are like to the 35mm. I know I borrowed her camera a couple of times, and she might have given me some of her prints as well.


Michele Bilyeu said...

Now you are almost doing the genealogical history of photographs! I love it! And about the children throwing away the parents papers...did I mention that over the past 7 years, I have thrown out over 100 32gallon trash bags of PAPERS collected by my folks. Now, I'm talking phone books, magazines, Sears, Roebuck catalogs and every calendar known to man for 30 years. Gone, now, all gone ;) Oh, how we treasure all of our collections...no matter what they are! You have neat historical things to save...so save them all and hope I get my stuff cleaned out and equally as organized and preserved!

Beena said...

I think it's a smart move to just inch along rather than spend huge chunks of time on things. A person like me has to do everything in smaller increments of time. But it all gets done eventually.
Very pretty quilt!

Allie said...

That's a lovely quilt. I refuse to get sucked into the geneaology thing - I have plenty of cousins that do it, and I'll feast on the fruit of their efforts, lol. Too intense for me! I'd rather sew.
My mom still has my dad's school papers - I don't know why. Her house is going to be a nightmare to clean up. I like the idea of putting everything on cd or dvd.