Friday, June 26, 2009

Break time

I have decided to take a month-long break. The hot weather has finally arrived and I want to enjoy it as well as doing some research.

Family genealogy has taken a back seat while I have been busy with quilting. There is a suitcase of photos and photo-albums just waiting to be scanned into the computer. That will be my task. It needs to get done and distributed amongst family members. Recently, I discovered that I am distantly related to the actress Anna Paquin. It was something that I just knew but had to take the time to trace her family roots to mine and found that we share a common ancestor back to 1717. So, when I say distant, I really mean 'distant'.

I will leave you with a teaser of a UFO that was finished a few years ago, but never quilted up. There was just something about this top that didn't sing to me and I have finally decided what to do with it.
So ..... I will be back in August ...... and until then you will just have to wait and see what this is.
Have a great summer, eh!

26 comments:

Sherry said...

Yiu have a great time off and enjoy your summer.

onlymehere said...

I've really enjoyed your blog and I hope you have a nice break. I do geneology too and need to catch up on so much. I admire you for getting those pictures scanned and things done! See you in August! Cindy

Cattinka said...

I wish you a nice summer, and I will be back in August for sure.
KATRIN W.

Barb said...

Have fun with the photos....

Love the block....truly...it sings to me......

Carrie P. said...

Enjoy your bloggy break. Like the block.

Jennifer said...

Genealogy is fascinating and very time-consuming - I need to get back to mine, thanks for the reminder!

Ali Honey said...

Those old albums and case look full of promise.

You might have rellies here in New Zealand then- cause that's where Anna P is from.

Chookyblue...... said...

enjoy your break..........I am sure you will have a nice time..........

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Take care Rose Marie..we will miss you...

*karendianne. said...

Right on. Such a neat thing you have to dive into. Enjoy my friend, enjoy.

Jackie said...

I hope you have fun working on your genealogy project. Family history is so much fun. I am looking forward to seeing what August brings for your UFO.

Janet said...

Have a great break and I hope you achieve whatever you set out to do.
See you when you get back.

Teresa said...

I know aboutthat family history stuff as my husband's hobby is genealogy. It can really be very time consuming, but how wonderful you are scanning in the pictures to share with family. He does a lot of that too. I have to keep reminding him though to back it up on his external hard drive.

~Bren~ said...

Have a blessed time off. I love family geneology, but it is hard work. Your UFO looks curious!

Bia Cardeal said...

Hi, Rose Marie!
I saw your comment in my blog and I'm comming to visit you! Your quilts are so beautiful!! I love quilts so much too! I'm illustrator too, and love to draw birds! I love birds (free!!). Sorry, but my English is so poor!! But I try...
Visit me in my blog many times!
Hugs and kisses,

Bia Cardeal

Betweens said...

Rosemarie.. have agreat vacation and I am sure you will have wonderful eye candy on your return. Family history can be a real eye opener...have fun with your sleuthing..

julieQ said...

Geneology is so fun, I have found lots and lots I did not know. I really like your old suitcase! Enjoy your time!

MARCIE said...

You sound like me--I can only focus on one passion at a time. I have boxes of photos waiting for me too. Sigh. Wishing you lots of success and a great summer. And I think I recognize that block!

The Calico Cat said...

I am slightly closer related to Robert Goulet...

Marilyn R said...

Enjoy your blog break! See ya when you get back!

May Kristin said...

You teaser! Have a lovley break, and good luck with your "family-job"!

Sherry said...

Hi Rose Marie today I received a lovely surprise you sent me 2 lovely siggys and the patteren for mr to make my siggy swap. This is very helpful. Thanks for taking the time to do this for me. I have to ask did I send you my siggy. I know we talk about doing it but the last few weeks have been a blur. It was my fathere 1 year since his death and I can not remember if I sent it off to you. Could you please let me know if I did when you get back. Thanks again for making my quilt patteren.

Cyn ;-) said...

I've had fun visiting your blog from time to time - you do interesting and lovely work. I'll be looking forward to see what the "surprise" is you have in store for us!
/;-)

Guðrún said...

Dear friend have a great summer too, I see you in August.

shanna said...

Have a great break!

em's scrapbag said...

Have fun scanning all the old pictures. I love old pictures. YOur family will so appreciate it.