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Dorian
Posted 2008-02-27 8:17 AM (#4819 - in reply to #4511)
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I haven't done any looking back at the ancestory, one day I would like to though. My Mom has a family tree made up, I keep asking her for a copy, and she keeps 'forgetting'. LOL. I have 3 sisters though, the first one has my Grandma's middle name, and the last one has a Grandma's middle name, but us middle two have names my Dad just picked out. My Dad is a real patriot, and supposably I was named after a war ship of some kind, called the Dorian Malone. But I think that is just bull pucky, my Dad is a grand liar

With our kids, dh and I are both smitten with the frontiersmans. So both our boys have Mountain Man names...Jedediah Coulter and Carson Bridger. We gave Rachael' a middle name of Sierra, due to the mountains in our area. Of course, Jedediah and Rachael are both biblical too.

 

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JennB
Posted 2008-02-27 12:06 PM (#4830 - in reply to #4819)
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All this talk of ancestry has given me an idea for a challenge....but I will wait to see how I could develop it before divulging it entirely....besides, I just added 2 projects to my "to do" list. I need to get through those first!
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misisipimenace
Posted 2008-02-27 12:41 PM (#4832 - in reply to #4830)
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chicken . . . come on throw another project into your plate - be a REAL quilter!!

ROFLOL

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Jess
Posted 2008-02-27 12:43 PM (#4833 - in reply to #4832)
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Wow! This thread is already helping me get to know everyone!
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JennB
Posted 2008-02-27 12:51 PM (#4835 - in reply to #4511)
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I got the wheels turnin' in my head on this one...let me see what I can come up with before I spill it...I need to organize my brain first!  I don't think on a one-track mind. I start one place and tend to go off on tangents.  I'm sure none of you can relate, right?!
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misisipimenace
Posted 2008-02-27 12:59 PM (#4843 - in reply to #4835)
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nahhhhhh not moi . . .

   

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Nola
Posted 2008-02-27 2:52 PM (#4851 - in reply to #4843)
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Dorian, just for fun I did a quick google search for "Ship Dorian" - check this out:  http://www.projectdorian.co.uk/  Rather interesting!

Will be anxiously awaiting whatever Jenn is thinking about for a "project" - if it combines genealogy or ancestry AND quilting, I'm all for it!

Nola

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JennB
Posted 2008-02-27 3:01 PM (#4855 - in reply to #4511)
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I was just thinking it would be a neat challenge for us to come up with blocks that reflect our respective family histories, but not quite sure how to make it work.

 For example, I'm german and irish, so making a quilt that uses only blocks that have a german or irish origin, or maybe reflect the meanings of our family names. ( I guess I could take the easy route and just make a quilt about beer but I digress...)

 

Anyway, it was just a starting point...need to really think about it a little more to see if/how it could work. 

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misisipimenace
Posted 2008-02-27 3:06 PM (#4856 - in reply to #4855)
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OR you could have a beer while quilting . . .

(just so y'all know, i am in a sassy mood today . . . oh, you noticed huh? )

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JennB
Posted 2008-02-27 3:11 PM (#4859 - in reply to #4511)
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I could...but I have enough trouble making my points match up sober...I shudder to think that a drunken attempt might look like!

 

I have absolutely zero tolerance for alcohol. My DH knows if I have more than one he's likely going to be playing babysitter for me later.  

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Nola
Posted 2008-02-27 3:56 PM (#4870 - in reply to #4859)
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Well, Jenn, you could always make the old Drunkard's Path block!!!  (ducking behind my quilting frame as she tosses a beer stein at me)! 

Actually I think that is a great idea for a Challenge!  I'd have a huge variety of blocks to choose from too - I'm German, Irish, Welsh, English, French, Dutch, a smidgen of Shawnee Indian, and who knows what else!!!  Schieferstein - that means slate & stone - slatestone - as in slate roofs.  Braun (brown), Diener (baker, I think - not sure on that), Kern (corn or kernel).  I could make dutch windmill blocks, Indian Trail blocks - - - - -     And I could even make that Drunkard's Path block to honor my dearly beloved granddad, the town drunk of Decatur!  (I still loved him - he was a wonderfully talented man - just had no tolerence for booze!)

Hugs,

Nola

P.S.  I was wrong about the meaning of "Diener" - did a google on it and here's what I found: 

The word Diener is German for servant. In English, it is used to describe the person, in the morgue, responsible for handling, moving, and cleaning the corpse. It is derived from the German word Leichendiener, which literally means corpse servant.  Dieners are also referred to as morgue attendantsNOW WHAT KIND OF QUILT BLOCK COULD I MAKE FOR THAT?????????!!!!!!!!!!



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misisipimenace
Posted 2008-02-27 4:16 PM (#4876 - in reply to #4870)
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i don't know what block you could make for that nola, but i bet it would be a sure-fire winner!!
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JennB
Posted 2008-02-27 4:29 PM (#4879 - in reply to #4511)
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maybe use some creepy halloween fabrics?
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ohiorose53
Posted 2008-02-27 5:36 PM (#4887 - in reply to #4879)
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I don't even have to think about this- Holcz means "wood" in Humgarian so I would make Carpenter's Square, and I would probably find some nice cotton in the Gordon tartan to reflect my Scot-Irish heritage. General Gordon of Kartoum fame was an ancestor- I bet Jacqui and Milica know who he was.

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misisipimenace
Posted 2008-02-27 5:57 PM (#4888 - in reply to #4887)
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ok i am going to do a rare thing and admit my ignorance (i know y'all are rolling by now!!! ) and ask just what site do y'all use to find out the origin and meaning of your surname?  i have put in "prince" and "brasel" (my maiden name) and all i get are sites that want you to log in for a "free" trial period - which i don't do those, period & paragraph, end of story - or else the sites have "no listings for that last name" or whatever . . . my mother's maiden name was nevil and i believe that was french in origin and billy's mother's maiden name was goodnight, which has german roots.
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