Archive for October, 2011
First we stopped in at the cemetery and then looked up Keith’s great aunt’s house on the coast. His family remembers visiting Aunt Madeline but it was up to me to find the house.
And the fall colors have been slow to come to Portland but we’re hoping to see a little more today.
Still binding, knitting, and spending time researching Keith’s side of the family. Found his great grandmother’s grave today and his great aunt was buried there too – a bonus!
Bound 2 quilts…I’ll share photos tomorrow.
Sunsets have been subtle rather than dramatic but I love the change in light over the water.
While I spent most of the day in the library yesterday and today, I also got 3 quilts tied…that means there are 3 waiting for binding. I also pulled my knitting back out. I started this Contessa Shawl from Morehouse Farm a couple weeks ago but I’ve only been knitting sporadically. Here’s their photo….
And here’s mine in progress
Last week I found 3 different cemeteries that Keith had relatives buried in so we visited one today to find his great grandparents. Also found a couple of his grandfather’s brothers but no luck finding his grandfather. I’ll keep looking for his death info which I’m hoping will lead me to the right cemetery.
I also got back to work on tying quilts today. I’ve got two small ones ready for binding.
After a drive to the airport today to pick Keith up and a quick lunch at Becky’s Diner, I dropped Keith off and headed to the small Historical Society Museum here in South Portland. With the help of the historian there, I saw what was most likely the house that Keith’s great grandparents lived in for years…unfortunately the house is no longer standing and a grocery store is there now.
Coming back “home” I decided this rainy day was suited to sewing and started in on some binding.