"... Emma did not want to be baptized, but she submitted with a good grace... The ceremony was a lovely one, performed at sun set and by Mr. Wells. Oh I wish that I was good enough to be a member of a church and cold have Mr. Wells to baptized me if I was baptized when a baby...."
Cora also writes about being 15 in a month and writes about that's a long time to live. Average life expectancy during this time period was about 40 years old. With that in mind turning 15 was a 'long time'. I read in one article if a person lived past their childhood years then they had a good chance of living up to be 70-80 years old. Cora lived until 1939, she was 90 when she passed away.
'Baptism' is the last block of the fifth row.... 55 blocks done! Woot hoot!
|I picked out purple and black fabric from by Civil War stash for the block.|
|Here I have the 'rows' done. They are all ready to be trimmed up|
and then sewn together.
|'Sewing on the line'... I'm using Carol Doak's foundation paper.|
Using the companion CD for EQ I printed up my patterns on the
foundation paper. It's a little thinner then printer paper and tears away
May 24, 1863
Next Saturday I will be working on the block called 'Hand Grenade' out of Rosemary's book. It's labor day weekend and the official end of summer. I have been enjoying the cucumbers and tomatoes from my garden. Thinking about maybe making some pickles, or make a batch of salsa... hope that you have a wonderful, relaxing weekend.
Happy quilting and perfect stitches to you!
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