Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Treadle On Pincushion Exchange

A couple of months ago, I exchanged homemade pincushions with Kelly in PA as a participant in the Treadle On Pincushion Exchange..... here's the one I sent to her!

Instructions forthcoming......

Bible Verse for today:

"He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit." Psalm 147:4,5

Monday, July 28, 2008

Quandt Family Research

Just added to the genealogy.......

1870 US Census
7th Ward Chicago, Cook Co. IL; Pg. 35
June 13, 1870
Quant, Frederick, age 30, Day Laborer
--------, Mary, age 32, Keeping House
--------, Rosa, age 3
--------, John, age 23, Laborer

1880 US Census
Marion County, IL, Iuka Twp
John Quant, 35, M, farmer, Prussia, Prussia, Prussia
Annie, 26, F, wife, Prussia, Prussia, Prussia
Emma, 4, F, daughter, IL, Prussia, Prussia
Otto, 3, M, son, IL, Prussia, Prussia
Steffen, Reca, 51, F, mother-in-law, Prussia, Prussia, Prussia

1900 US Census
date June 19 & 20th, 1900
Name: John Quandt
Home in 1900: Iuka, Marion, Illinois
Age: 55
Estimated birth year: March 1845
Birthplace: Germany
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Race: White
Occupation: farmer
Immigration Year: 1865
John Quandt 55, widowed
Max Quandt 15, 9/84, ILL
Anna Quandt 14, 1/86 ILL
Clara Quandt 11, 7/88 ILL

Quandt Listings in the Chicago City Directory 1868
Quandt, Ferdinand - lab r, 48 W. 22d
Quandt, Frederick - stonecutter, Henry Furst, r 10 Luke
Quandt, Julia - wid. saloon 159 Well r same

Quandt Listing in Chicago City Directory 1875
Quandt, Christine - 249 S. Jefferson

Quandt Listings in the Chicago City Directory, 1878
Quandt, Charles - lab, house 1988 Butterfield
Quandt, Christina, Miss - boarding 297 S. Clinton
Quandt, Frederick - lab house 21 Oakley Ave
Quandt, William - carp. house 1986 Butterfield
Quandt, William - driller, house W. Harrison nr S. Desplaines
Quandt, William - lab, house rear 50 Foster

Today's Bible verse:
"Ask the former generations and find out what their fathers learned, for we were born only yesterday and know nothing, and our days on earth are but a shadow." Job 8:8,9

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Tea Cozy Birthday Party

Knitting night seems to be turning into knitting morning and yesterday we gathered to have a wee birthday party for Linda, having a beautiful lunch to eat and a beautiful porch to sit on and enjoy (thank you, Marsha). Cindy Crandell-Frazier - author of Single Crochet for Beginners will soon be putting forth a new book, titled Contemplative Crochet (SkyLight Paths Publishing) and our Linda will be writing the forward to that book. She brought us a pattern for a tea cozy from Cindy's upcoming book and taking Cindy's suggestion, the birthday party turned into a tea cozy party -
How cute!

Ooops, I ran out of yarn so Fuschia Strip it is. Linda was testing the "dynamic" of our group. She said it will help her write the forward.

Bible verse for this evening:

"For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men." Romans 14:17,18 (NIV)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Jessica's Dad Thinks He's Funny

Okay, it is kinda funny!
Just a little wisdom from the Dad O'Jessica in New Mexico - I'm sure this didn't originate with him, though -

(Disclaimer: Obviously, the following is a joke. If it is not obvious to you...let me explain. The following is a joke. Do not swallow boiling water, etc., etc., etc,. nor push someone down the stairs)

1. If you're choking on an ice cube simply pour a cup of boiling water down your throat. Presto! The blockage will instantly remove itself.

2. Avoid cutting yourself when slicing vegetables by getting someone else to hold while you chop.

3. Avoid arguments with the Mrs. about lifting the toilet seat by using the sink.

4. For high blood pressure sufferers: simply cut yourself and bleed for a few minutes, thus reducing the pressure in your veins. Remember to use a timer..

5. A mouse trap, placed on top of your alarm clock, will prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep after you hit the snooze button..

6. If you have a bad cough, take a large dose of laxatives, then you'll be afraid to cough.

7. You only need two tools in life - WD-40 and Duct Tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.

8. Remember: Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.

9. If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.

Daily Thought: Some people are like slinkies. Not really good for anything but they bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs.

Bible verse about True Wisdom :
Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gets understanding. Proverbs 3:13