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Oct.30, Ships

There is a museum in Savannah that has a beautiful display of ship models with wonderful details.

Excuse the reflections in the photos,the ships were in closed in glass.

There were many models there , also beautiful things that some of the ships captains brought back with them to make a little extra cash.

These were my favorite pieces! They were so beautiful!

Then there was the Georgia Queen ,that we enjoyed watching .

A lovely fountain ship….

And a shrimp boat.. anybody game to climb that ladder out on the water?

And lastly the Waving Girl statue, in life her name was Florence Martus. It is said that for 44 yrs that she waved to ships by day a white piece of fabric,by night a lantern never missing a ship. The legend is that she had fallen in love with a sailor , and wanted to be sure he would find her on his return,after 44 yrs she died of a broken heart.

Next the Davenport house….

Deb

You are Invited…

Looking for those who love to do quilt work by hand.🙂

Sewing Etc.

…to a hand quilt along! So, dig out those projects, or continue the one you have going and join us. We will post every three weeks, showing our progress, whether it be big or small, and share tips, hints and/or foibles as we work through our hand quilting projects.

Anyone working on a hand quilting project is welcome to join. We don’t care if you are English Paper Piecing, working appliqué, doing old fashioned piece work, or finishing by hand, all are welcome! So please do invite others!

The rules are simple:

  • Please post on HQAL day, and take time to visit the other participants.
  • If you would like to join, email kidnotes(at)midco (dot)net, and I’ll add you to the posting list.
  • Enjoy getting to know the group members!
  • If you need to take a break, just let me know, so I can take you off the posting…

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Oct. 8th…. Project 70,273

This morning when reading some blogs , craftycreek has a global block day challenge post . This post calls out to me loud and clear for I have a special needs child,so for my lovely special daughter , I’m going to join this challenge.

What is this challenge about….. here is a clipping from the projects site.

Between January 1940 and August 1941 (before the Holocaust began), 70,273 physically and mentally disabled people – men, women, teens, boys, and girls – were murdered by the Nazis. Though they never even laid eyes on the disabled person they were evaluating, the Nazi doctors read the medical files and, if from the words on the page, the person was deemed “unfit” or an “economic burden on society”, the doctor placed a red X at the bottom of the form. Three doctors were to read each medical file, and when two of them made a red X on the page, the disabled person’s fate was sealed. Most were murdered within 1-2 hours

If anyone cares to join the block making,it isn’t only for sewers ,if you have a red marker and white fabric and can write ,you too can join in. For more information go to:

http://thebarefootheart.com/the-70273-project

And to think of finding two red xx on her medical records! 😢

So come join us on Oct. 14,2017!😄

Deb

Oct. 1.. a little family time

We took a weekend off to enjoy some cooler weather. It is good to have cooler evenings (65 to 68 degrees F,18.3 to 20 degrees C) daytimes are still warm,perfect for playing in the water. We had a wonderful ,relaxing , stress free time.

I took my pencils along …

There were lots of wild berries for the birds.

Then I was stuck in the camper while Leona was resting,and the others out kayaking. I follow a blogger who post many beautiful lighthouses, ( and old castle ruins)I decided to have a go at drawing one of them. I do hope she can guess which lighthouse I chose to draw.

Have a good week! Deb

Sept.10th… diversity

Sitting here in my recliner with coffee cup in hand,listening to the rain and wind. We are to receive some of Irma’s nasty weather… hopeful the tornadoes that was on the news doesn’t come true. We are in need of some of the rain though as we are very dry.

Last weekend Russell and Kim were home, so good to have them here, we enjoyed a day out on the water, did a little fishing.

Spectators,who just blinked an eye as we rode by.

Lovely views …

Hubby enjoying himself… he catch a sting ray.

There were bottlenose dolphins swimming around,I tried hard to get a good picture of them jumping out of the water. They played hard to get.

The end of a beautiful day!!

Now for an update on some sewing…

I’m half way done on the double wedding ring quilt.

And I have a few blocks of the grandmothers fan done. I played around with the blocks to see what layout I would do…

Or this one

I rather like the last layout.

Did a small drawing of Snuggles. 😀

Take care,Deb<<
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Sept.3…. Noble Jones

Just a little Peek into some history of Savannah ,Ga. The Wormsloe Plantation is a lovely place to visit ,Spring and fall are my picks when visiting because it can be very warm in summer.

A breathtaking avenue sheltered by live oaks and Spanish moss leads to the tabby ruins of Wormsloe, the colonial estate of Noble Jones (1702–1775). Jones was a humble carpenter who arrived in Georgia in 1733 with James Oglethorpe and the first group of settlers from England. Wormsloe’s tabby ruin is the oldest standing structure in Savannah.

Surviving hunger, plague and warfare in the rugged environment of Georgia, Jones went on to serve the colony as a doctor, constable, Indian agent, Royal Councilor and surveyor, laying out the towns of Augusta and New Ebenezer. He also commanded a company of marines charged with defending the Georgia coast from the Spanish. Jones died at the beginning of the American Revolution, but his descendants sustained Wormsloe until the state of Georgia acquired most of the plantation in 1973. ( note.. taken from their website)

Some of his tools on display

Blacksmith’s building

The chinking was made with clay and oysters shell

The burial place of Noble Jones and family

Part of the remaining fort wall

After lots of walking ,there’s nothing that is more refreshing then some ocean water and sand to the feet.

And a sketch.. a hut on the plantation….

Have a lovely week ,friends!

May 10th…… camping time again

We had beautiful weather over the weekend ,so we , the family decided it was time to go camping together . It was  a special time as Russell will be leaving us soon to move to Kentucky. 

There was fishing ,kayaking and hiking along with Camp fire meals and coffee. 


My view while sitting at the campfire.


Russ and Hubby heading out to see about a good fishing spot.


A family of geese that lived right below us … we made sure we gave them plenty of room. They were not as friendly as they were in the fall. Those little ones were mighty special .😀

And my kayak was a delight ,it felt good to be on the water again. I found that all the yard work earlier paid off.

 

 
And hiking…

 
 
And a start of a fort .. left undone…


Then home to once again get back to sewing … working on finishing the Fire island hosta quilt top ,I’m hoping to have it finished by next weekend. 

 
And sewing on dresses..


Now I need to get some things done before hubby and I go to visit his parents on the eastern shore of Md. it is his mamas 80th birthday Sunday . So the siblings are giving her a party.

Take care friends,Deb

April 16 th…. a beautiful Easter Day 

It was a truly beautiful day here,with temperatures in the low 80’s with a soft breeze. I went on my normal Sunday walk,please come along and enjoy this down in the boondocks country. 


Lovely clouds 

 
Cows grazing and some of the mamas bellowing at their young for wondering to far,then a little mooing could be heard.

 
Country road that run in front of our farm

 
Farm lane also used by the deer ,which we have a plenty,

 
Rustic old fences and old hay ring

 
From woods to a field of corn

 
From berries on a cedar tree to the first yellow rose of spring..

 
To the amaryllis blooming to remind me of my Pop who gave me a bulb the last Christmas he was living. Now I have many bulbs in the flowerbed.

You would be most welcome to come in for a cold glass of sweet tea!!

Have a lovely week,Deb