Friday, April 13, 2012

A Short Post

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends so sorry to have bailed on you yesterday, but I got busy when I cam in and just never got back to writing a Post. Mea Maxima Culpa.  I am feeling all Latinized at the moment probably due to the book I picked up recently.....


I did read Harris' "Pompeii" and thoroughly enjoyed it so I thought this would be a good read... and it is turning out to be a VERY good read!!
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I have been stitching a bit on Shores and so here is an update shot of that BAP WIP - 


As you can see I have changed Block 8 quite a bit - I have used my 8th Great Grandfather and his death date.  I had to dig around quite a bit to find a Sailor on my Tree - most of my Ancestors worked in Agriculture or where Lawyers or Preachers (or all three at times!)....  I have even found a Protestant Martyr, my 12th great Grandfather, he was burned at the stake by order of Queen Mary in 1555...  it is amazing what you can find out.  

With Captain Keech, I know that he was born in Port Tobacco, Maryland in 1650, lived in Barbados, married an Elizabeth Courts in 1683, in St Marys Maryland, had some children, he owned at least two Plantations called "Good Luck" and  "Barnhill."  After his first wife died he remarried and had some more children...  and then died in St Marys Maryland in 1707....  pretty slim info.
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I was in Walgreen's and picked up some "on sale" candy so here is a last snap of Mr Bunny with some Spring treats...


Gotta love those miniature Reese's Cups!!!!!!!

There you go sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by and for your great comments!!  Do stop again!  Have a great weekend.

Take care,
edgar

25 comments:

Kellie said...

Shores is looking fabulous. I love how you personalized it.

Krista said...

Love your new Shores update. What fascinating history you have in your family and a perfect way to personalize this piece. You have been able to go so very far back in your history! That is wonderful, I keep trying to go further back but since most of my ancestry is from Germany the information from there is not as easily gotten. TGIF! and enjoy your weekend, Edgar!

Krista said...

Love your new Shores update. What fascinating history you have in your family and a perfect way to personalize this piece. You have been able to go so very far back in your history! That is wonderful, I keep trying to go further back but since most of my ancestry is from Germany the information from there is not as easily gotten. TGIF! and enjoy your weekend, Edgar!

Kielrain said...

I love how you stitched up your block 8 on this one. It can be so fun to find out about our ancestors. Thanks for sharing!

Paulette said...

What fabulous information you found out! How fascinating.. I love your personalization. I plan on using my grandfather's name in mine as well, as he served in the Navy during WWII on the aircraft carriers.

Stitchinowl said...

I love what you did with Block 8 on the Shores WIP. What interesting info you dug up about your ancestor!
STOP showing the Easter candy!! I am on a diet and trying to cut out sweets. I may have to make an exception since all the Easter candy is on sale at Walgreens :)
Carolyn

Deb said...

Shores looks great and that is so interesting what you've found out about your family! I'm going to use my father's name on my sampler whenever I pick it up again. He loved the water and was in the Canadian Navy. I don't know if I had any other seafaring relations as I haven't taken the time to trace them back yet.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Your SHRH looks awesome! Love that you personalized it which always adds to a piece, IMHO!

Do not show me candy......

Mary said...

Edgar, The best part of any Holiday is after sales on candy....enjoy your weekend.

riona said...

I think your personalization of Shores is most impressive as is your knowledge of your geneaology. And now I have two more books to add to my reading list. Sometimes reading your blog is dangerous. You are guilty of enabling in the first degree whether it is with stitchery, cookery, literature or film. If I weren't almost a decade older than you, I'd want to be you when I finally grow up!

Margaret said...

I've been meaning to read that book -- might have to do it now. That's so interesting about your ancestors! Wow! I'm especially impressed by the one burned at the stake. Cool!

Mary in TN said...

I think that is quite a bit of info about an ancestor that far back. It looks good on the Shores piece.

That is DH favorite candy also.

Susan said...

Great personalization. My Uncle was a career Navy man so I don't have to go too far to find a sailor which is fortunate as the rest of the family tree is full of farmers with a soldier thrown in here and there for good measure.

Julie said...

Family history is very interesting, you can go back a long way, this block looks great, so personal.

ariadne said...

I was wondering how you managed to go so far back to your family tree. Any suggestions?AriadnefromGreece!

Lanie said...

Edgar, love your Block 8. You know quite a bit about your family members. One of these days I want to start digging around for mine. I really know very little beyond my own grandparents.

Shirlee said...

Shores looks fabulous & I love how you personalized it! You are lucky to be able to trace your family back to such an early time. My grandparents all came from eastern Europe. During the time of the Nazi invasions one set was in Czechoslovakia & the other set was in Poland. They Nazis destroyed all records prior to that time so this is as much as anyone has been able to trace except for passed down int he family stories of both grandfathers being guards in some Russian czar's palace which is pretty cool. My grandparents all died when I was a child so I didn't get to know them well or question them on all these things which is sad. Okay ... sorry for rambling. I could've just wrote that first sentence & left it at that.

Barb said...

I do love the way you personalized "Shores" I have a revolutionary soldier that I have put in some projects. If I do "Shores" I'll have to hunt for a seaman. The block looks terrific!

Katherine said...

E - just saw on the news about the awful T-storms you all had last night. EEEEK! Hope you and the (W)hoo hounds are all OK! Love your progress on shores.

Lisa V said...

I love your personalisation Edgar, you have searched far back into your ancestry, must be exciting to read about everyone.

Daffycat said...

Oh, Edgar! I LOVE how you've personalized this piece. It's simply wonderful.

Joy said...

Sadly, I have no ancestors that did anything that cool. But amazing that you were able to find out that he's a sailor and dedicate the sampler to him. My husband is related to the guy who broke Evangeline's heart (as in the poem) as they're French and were Acadians.

Stasi said...

A friend just told me about your blog so I was checking it out. Good timing as I read your latest post about your ancestors from St. Mary's, MD. My ancestors also came from southern Maryland, St. Mary's County and arrived on the Ark and the Dove. I love how you are incorporating that "history" into your samplers. Do you somehow make note of this when you frame your piece? Looking forward to scanning through some more of your posts.

Stasi

Janet said...

Robert Harris is one of my favourite authors and I think I have read all of his books. Pompei is the best, in my opinion, but I also loved Archangel and Enigma. Imperium was really interesting as well. Fatherland is really dark.

Catherine said...

Fabulous personalization of this block!