Archive for January, 2010
Technical Nightmare

Technical Nightmare

Posted 31 January 2010 | By | Categories: Art, Donna, Fiber Arts | 7 Comments

I had a nice idea.  Make a red and green quilt.  Make two large circles with lots of tiny pieces.  The complimentary red and green will visually help the circles to “vibrate”.  All’s well,and no, these are not Christmas Tree skirts. Back in August I didn’t really know where the design was going…. The fabric [...]

When it doesn’t rain….

When it doesn’t rain….

Posted 31 January 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Family, Scenery | 3 Comments

We are finally receiving some much needed rain.  Last year we had something like13 inches of rain with normal being perhaps 25.  Those of us who use the streets and trails for exercise got rather spoiled by not having the rain to hamper our outings.  I normally take a long ride on Sundays…22 round trip [...]

Socks Make the Man

Socks Make the Man

Posted 26 January 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Fiber Arts | 1 Comment

It’s nice that Durry will wear hand knit socks that are intentionally mismatched.

Jessamine County

Jessamine County

Posted 25 January 2010 | By | Categories: Durry, Genealogy | 3 Comments

I spent the entire day looking into our Watts past and Jessamine County, Kentucky.  It’s safe to say we were in Kentucky early in the state’s history.  As early as 1797 we know William Watts was born in the state to George and Susan, living in what would become Jessamine County.  And now that we [...]

When it rains on a Monday….

When it rains on a Monday….

Posted 25 January 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Fiber Arts, Food, Genealogy | 2 Comments

When it rains on a Monday, you can find us inside….getting stuff done.  Durry has spent the day at his computer researching the Watts family in Kentucky in the 1820′s and ’30s.  My day was spent correcting lots of technical errors on a quilt I have been struggling with since August.  Perhaps by the end [...]

Walnut Rye Rolls

Walnut Rye Rolls

Posted 18 January 2010 | By | Categories: Food | 5 Comments

I was out all day and this is what I was on the counter when I got home.  It may be storming outside, but it’s all good indoors.  Thank you, Durry.

Earliest Watts

Earliest Watts

Posted 18 January 2010 | By | Categories: Durry, Family, Genealogy | 1 Comment

“What is the one question genealogists want to answer?”  That’s how a speaker at a genealogy conference started his talk.  You can imagine the various answers, none of which were correct.  Think about it.  I’ll answer later. Today’s story is about the earliest Watts I have been able to find in our family lineage.  It [...]

Watts/Jones

Watts/Jones

Posted 14 January 2010 | By | Categories: Durry, Family, Genealogy, Pictures | 5 Comments

Farming life in the old days was pretty tough and most of our ancestors did it for a living.  Sometimes I’m surprised that any of them made it through with enough energy to have kids.  Looking at some of the old pictures makes you appreciate even more what they endured. Before I get started on [...]

Haiti Earthquake Relief

Haiti Earthquake Relief

Posted 13 January 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Fiber Arts | 8 Comments

Over this past weekend I started knitting some hats experimenting with a new pattern.  With each hat I imagined sending one  to Adam, Nathan, and Bryce….all cold-country cousins.  But this morning as I was watching reports about the earthquake in Haiti, and realizing how lucky we were this past weekend when we rocked and rolled [...]

The Watts Boys

The Watts Boys

Posted 12 January 2010 | By | Categories: Durry, Family, Genealogy, Pictures | 5 Comments

My Watts cousins have asked for some background on the family tree.  So over the next little while I’ll be posting some genealogy notes I have on the Watts folks.  This is a picture of the Watts twins…I think that’s Phil on the left and Paul, my grandfather, on the right. Paul died in 1929 [...]