Ta-da! #85 is DONE!
Original attributed to Caroline Horner
Well, it's been quite a journey. Twenty-one months of making 4 blocks/month reproducing the 1844 Ella Maria Deacon quilt (original below) from Mount Holly, NJ. I love setting goals and experiencing the end results and this project has definitely been both challenging and fun.
Gay at Sentimental Stitches drafted each and every block--something I never would have attempted to do on my own so thank you, Gay! The next step for me is to cut the sashing strips and edge triangles and I'm anxious to get started.
On another note . . .
After I posted last week that I had signed up for a virtual 5K race, some of you asked what that is. All it means is that instead of doing the race in person with all the people who have signed up, you do it on your own time, wherever you choose, and this one had to be between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on race day, last Saturday.
So after my daughter did the 10K (6.2 mi). she did the 5K (3.1 mi) with me! We went straight down the main road and back to the park where the race ended with an opportunity for a scenic photo op :)
Back in the day, I was an avid runner but over the years have become an avid walker instead. I was really determined to run part of this race so I set a goal to do just that--and I did. It felt so good!
Con placed 3rd overall in the Women's 10K and my finish time for the 5K was 48:16. I wanted to come in under 50 minutes :)
The race is actually sponsored by the Wilmington Historical Society. Here's what they wrote:
"But why a Whiskey Run you ask? As it turns out, the area has quite a
storied history with liquor, legal and otherwise. During the War of
1812, Wilmington supplied good rye whiskey to the American troops at the
Battle of Plattsburgh as part of their daily ration. During prohibition
with its proximity to Canada, Wilmington residents provided temporary
haven for bootleggers crossing the border, until recently, Wilmington
was home to US Barrel, the oldest whiskey barrel cooperage in the
So there you have it. Did you notice the whiskey flask medal? People do the race just to get the flask, really!
This was the sunset that evening. The end to a perfect day!
See you next week with my monthly mini.
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