Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Nine Patch and Etc.........

Nine Patch
 Nine Patch
I am still working on my nine patch.  As you can see in the picture I have added a few blocks.  This is actually two quilts.  The one on the left is turned so that I could get it on the design wall.  This is the width it will be approximately without borders. 

When I type I do not get - WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET - It is often times fraustrating.  In the right column under the books and movies section, every time I change this I have a terrible time with the spacing.  I can change it and it is a mess and it takes several times to get it right.  At the moment it is not right because I am fraustrated.  Does anyone know how to fix this so I don't have to do it over and over again?

Downton Abbey
I have been watching the third season of Downton Abbey.  I bought the DVD.  I just did not want to try to catch it on TV.  I just knew I would miss an episode.  I also have the other two seasons and according to Masterpiece theatre we will have a 4th season.  I just can't imagine it ending.  It is so well done. 

Today, it is chilly, but the sun is shining.  We have had rain, rain, and more rain.  It is mighty wet.  We had alot of wind in the storms that went through.   I have lost a large bush in my front yard.  I need to find one to replace it that grows very fast.  I hate loosing any of the foliage in the front of the house.  It protects the house from the West sun.  Living here as you all know, because I complain a lot,  the summers can be a bear when it comes to hot weather. 

I wanted to show you this old car.  Isn't it terrific?  I wish we still had it in the family.  It probably went to a junk pile long ago. 

L to R..........Alice Hanson, my aunt - Alice Cline, my great grandmother - Maryetta Hanson, my grandmother - George Hanson, my father - Christopher Hanson, my grandfather.

My father told me when I found this picture in amongst other pictures, that his father had bought this car.  Christopher really didn't know much about driving.  He decided to take the family to Hawkeye Downs.  They were having a rodeo at the Downs.  This had to be about 1924.  The roads were not in very good shape, most of them not being paved.  It had rained which made the roads in even worse shape.  The car slid off the road unto its side in a ditch.  Christopher never drove the car again.  He gave it to my dad's brother, Fred.  Fred was about 19 years older than my dad. 

Aunt Alice Curl's 1924
  My Aunt Alice must have been younger than 16 (in the car picture).  Notice her long curls.  She always had beautiful hair.  It had to be shortly after this picture was taken she cut off her long curls.  In 1984, when they came to me they were in this very old cigar box tied with the original ribbon and on the lid it is written - Alice cut her hair March 12, 1924.

Notice the price of cigars.

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Hope all is well with you.

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