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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Stitching progress - and a celebration of sorts

First of all - I finally had some time to sit down and do some stitching on the recycled denim purse I'm working on...

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The celebration part of this post is because I'm doing a happy dance because I just today completed typing Volume One of the diary written by my ancestor dating back to the early 1920's.  Over a year and half of work equaling 489 pages is all done but the final editing, which won't take place until I finish doing Volume Two - which is likely to take every bit as long as the first one and also be at least as many pages of transcript.  I really do hate to think about how much it's going to end up costing to have them published!  

But never mind, today I'm celebrating!


  1. I just love your embroidery! And - I love that you are transcribing your ancestor diaries. Ambitious project, but one that I consider "majestically important" work.

    I just finished doing the same with about 60 letters between my dad's mother, and her sister ~ dates are just before and just after he was born. I have a second packet with perhaps 40 or more, dating early 1940's. I also am transcribing letters from a great-uncle who was in Andersonville prison. That will take much longer...

  2. Congratulations on completing V1. I bet it has been really interesting to research your ancestry.

    Love your stitching too. I have not kept up with reading my blog list too well in the last couple of weeks. I'd love to see more of the purse.

    Have a great weekend.
    xx, Carol;

  3. Mary Anne, how pretty! I love the way stitching looks on denim. I have a pair of Scotts jeans here that he wanted me to fix but I may just cut them up and make them into something else!

    Love that your typing up the diary! I love history, esp. personal history!

    Hugs, Pam

  4. Looks and sounds like celebration is definitely in order...
    You are a Lady with many talents dear Mary Anne!
    Happy Weekend to you

  5. Between the typing and the stitching you are giving your finger quite a workout! When you begin the next volume you can say to yourself it is all downhill from here, almost finished!

  6. Im waving and shouting Well Done!!!
    Gosh wonderful, your half way through!
    Do like what your doing with the denim, lovely.

  7. h all that typing, a labour of love me thinks. Love the colours you are using here....


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