Subject: Re: ephemera
From: Pat Kyser <patkyser'hiwaay.net>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 07:25:33 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1


Teddy, I'm gradually giving and selling my "ephemera." I mailed a
packet to Merikay yesterday, don't know if I spent money mailing junk
or treasure. Back in the sixties when I started quilting I bought
every magazine I could afford that had any kind of photo or article on
quilts, and there were not many. I can't bear to toss them, though I
did trash a lot of teaching notebooks, because they seemed so precious
at the time I clipped them. I know my kids won't know what to do with
them, so this seems at least a partial solution.
I have a similar problem with genealogy files. So many of us are
"into genealogy" that I don't think state and local libraries have
room for our "stuff."
Pat - who gradually is clearing out the stuff in my studio in
Huntsville,AL


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Subject: words to live by
From: "Cinda Cawley" <lrcawley'comcast.net>


Cinda's first rule of quiltmaking: Do not pick up a rotary
cutter after 8 p.m. What's yours?


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Subject: Re: words to live by
From: Mary Persyn <mary.persyn'valpo.edu>
Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2009 09:54:40 -0500
X-Message-Number: 3

My words to live by are connected to Barbara Brackman's statement at a
panel discussion at the Quilters' Hall of Fame celebration. "The
difference between a collector and a hoarder is that the collector can
find it."

My first rule of quiltmaking: You can never find that special piece of
fabric that you bought for a specific purpose either a) at night or on
Sunday; or b) when the item you are making is due within the next 48 hours.

Mary


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Subject: Re: words to live by
From: hknight453'aol.com
Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2009 11:25:27 -0400
X-Message-Number: 4

Drunken sewing remains druken after you sober up. The only time I
caught my figure under the sewing machine needle was whilst shortening
jeans on New Year's eve after drinking mint liquor in a chocolate
frappe.

Heather

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Subject: Re: words to live by
From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephanie'stephaniewhitson.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 10:40:28 -0500
X-Message-Number: 5


It probably won't quilt out.
Stephanie Whitson

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Subject: RE: Words to Live By
From: "Beverly Birkmire" <bevnedjr'verizon.net>

"Inch by inch, it's a cinch" - drilled into us by our guild's Baltimore
Album bee leader, Gretchen Knowles in Chestertown, MD





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Subject: RE: Words to Live By
From: Sally Ward <sallytatters'ntlworld.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 17:44:59 +0100
X-Message-Number: 7

My grandmother's:

When my sewing was bad: 'A man on a galloping horse would never see it'
When my sewing was atrocious: 'A blind man would never see it'

Family favourite: 'Its near enough for Jazz'

Sally Ward


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Subject: RE: Words to Live By
From: Mitzioakes <mitzioakes'aol.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 13:45:32 -0400
X-Message-Number: 8



Loving all of these sayings, my favorite 'There is no such thing as an ugly quilt'.......a variation from my youngest (45 yrs.) who told me that when I called a neighbor's Christmas tree 'Ugly as sin'. He proceeded to tell me there was not thing as an 'ugly' Christmas tree - this saying had to fit some of my early quilts.......
Mitzi from VT where it has not rained in two days......

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Subject: RE: Words to Live By
From: "Miller, Maretta K" <millermk'uww.edu>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 14:09:15 -0500
X-Message-Number: 9

My mother's rendition of this was "Who'd see it on a galloping goose?" Yes'
,... it was GOOSE! Lol
Maretta


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Subject: RE: Words to Live By
From: "Christine Thresh" <christine'winnowing.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 13:22:11 -0700
X-Message-Number: 10

My grandmother told me, "You can't see the harness on a trotting horse."

She said this to me when I was worried about a wrinkle in my blouse or
something minor about my appearance. I believe she meant, "Keep moving and
no one will notice."

Christine Thresh
on an island in the California Delta
http://winnowings.blogspot.com <-- my blog
and
http://www.winnowing.com <-- website



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Subject: RE: Words to Live By
From: "Candace Perry" <candace'schwenkfelder.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 17:12:09 -0400
X-Message-Number: 11

My father: You're right, the rest of the world's wrong.
My mother, when I was a teenager: You don't know everything, Candy, I know
everything.
(I have since discovered neither of us knew or know everything)
Candace Perry

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Subject: Words to Live By
From: "Jennifer Perkins" <qltrstore'harlannet.com>

I like Sally Collins' statement "You only have to do it right the last
time!"


Jennifer Perkins

Certified Judge


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Subject: RE: Words to Live By
From: Julia Zgliniec <rzglini1'san.rr.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2009 17:38:50 -0700
X-Message-Number: 2

My grandmother taught me to sew and do embroidery when I was about 7.
She always said, "Measure twice, cut once".

Julia Zgliniec



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Subject: downsizing
From: Bettina Havig <bettinaqc'socket.net>
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 07:09:17 -0500
X-Message-Number: 3

Just a thought for all of you who are downsizing your collections...
consider donating good items of interest to the AQSG auction to be
held at the seminar in San Jose in October. You can send items to the
auction chairperson AFTER SEPTEMBER 1 . If you need more information
email me privately or go to the AQSG website.
We will all profit by sharing treasures.
Bettina Havig


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Subject: Words to Live By
From: "Dale Drake" <ddrake'ccrtc.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 08:21:42 -0400
X-Message-Number: 4

Honi soit qui ne l'accomplit pas ...


Dale in Indiana


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Subject: words to live by
From: Cassie Kilroy Thompson <cassiekt'verizon.net>
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 07:08:28 -0400
X-Message-Number: 5

"If you are un-sewing more than you are sewing it's time to go to bed"
- usually spoken at about 2:30am during the Catonsville Village
Quilters retreat at West River Maryland....
--
Cassie Kilroy Thompson
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Subject: Re: words to live by
From: Mary Anne R <sewmuch63'yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 06:09:59 -0700 (PDT)
X-Message-Number: 6

Years ago, trying to finish a skirt very late at night, I put the zipper in upside down and backward. I didn't realize what I had done until the next morning. I can still remember how long it took to 'uninstall' it. I now try not to sew or quilt when I'm really tired.

Mary Anne


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Subject: Re: Words to Live By
From: Gaye Ingram <gingram'suddenlink.net>
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 8:46:17 -0500
X-Message-Number: 7

Ah, Gallic optimism on a Friday morning. Good reminder!

---- Dale Drake <ddrake'ccrtc.com> wrote:
> Honi soit qui ne l'accomplit pas ...
> Dale in Indiana


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Subject: Words to Live By
From: Judy Knorr <jknorr'optonline.net>
Date: Fri, 07 Aug 2009 09:39:33 -0400
 

From the time I was little my Mother taught me:
"If a string is in a knot,
Patience will untie it.
Patience can do anything,
Did you ever try it?"

It works on everything including quilting, but kids hate to hear it (including me when I was a kid!).

Judy Knorr



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Subject: RE: Words to live by
From: Stephen Schreurs <schreurs_ss'yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 06:28:42 -0700 (PDT)
X-Message-Number: 9

My father used to mutter about people starting "vast projects with half-vast ideas".

A pity I didn't realize until too late that it was a cautionary, not a motto.

Susan Schreurs


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Subject: RE: Words to live by
From: "Jean Carlton" <jeancarlton'comcast.net>

" Hard work never hurt anyone."'

My Mom felt work(physical) was good for everyone - cured all ills. She '
was a Norwegian who grew up on a farm with 8 siblings. They all worked '
hard - even when off the farm later - so her statement seemed true in '
their case. She never shied away from it - often doing the mowing, fence '
painting, heavy snow shovelling etc. Not just ironing and household '
'women's' work....she did it all. We got a bunch of dirt delivered once '
and my folks came over to help us spread it - she had to be in her '
early 70's....She carried heavy buckets, wielded the wheelbarrow - I '
think even at that time she outworked me and today I would be sore for '
days if I even tried that.'
When I am getting sluggish and lazy--and hating it.... I think of her '
and start vigorous cleaning or working in the yard. It gets you going '
like nothing else.
Jean


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Subject: RE: Words to live by
From: "Miller, Maretta K" <millermk'uww.edu>
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 11:22:55 -0500
X-Message-Number: 11

My mom, too! All these words to live by were imparted in some form or anot'
her to me. Mom had a tough row to hoe... My dad became an invalid when I w'
as 2 years old and mom had to take over the farming, plus continue the care'
of my two older brothers and myself. She somehow also managed to drive to'
see dad several times a week, sometimes with us kids in tow, as he was in '
an iron lung. It's no wonder I was doing dishes and cooking by age 6, doin'
g laundry and ironing by 8, etc. It was life. And I learned a lot.
Maretta



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Subject: words to live by
From: Sharon Pinka <sharonpinka'yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 09:03:43 -0700 (PDT)
X-Message-Number: 12

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"Never let your sewing machine know you're afraid."


Sharon Pinka
Quilt Study & Research
6323 Possum Run Rd.
Bellville, OH 44813' USA
419.938.8040
sharonpinka'yahoo.com'0A'0A'0A
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Subject: help! clamshell quilt
From: "Julie Silber" <quiltcomplex'hughes.net>
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 17:23:00 -0700
X-Message-Number: 13

Does anyone have a pieced "Clamshell" quilt made prior to 1930? The earlier
the better.

Or know of one?

I need to know soon!

Thanks,
Julie Silber

quiltcomplex'hughes.net



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Subject: Re: words to live by
From: paulhahn01 <pnhahn01'comcast.net>
 


"My quilt, my rules"'



This refers to any of the below-'

-the piecing'

-the quilting'

-the way I use it'



Actually, it can be useful for ANY situation. Does anyone else rememb'
er the way we were taught to figure out what word would be a proposition by'
using, "the plane flew _____the cloud."' At least in my part of NJ th'
at was the recitation.' I now often use it to deal with any situation '
----"My ______, my rules."'



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Subject: words to live by
From: Joan Kiplinger <jkip'ncweb.com>


Mother was noted for her brevity. "Here, do it right. Capische??"



paulhahn01 wrote:

"My quilt, my rules"

This refers to any of the below-

-the piecing

-the quilting

-the way I use it

Actually, it can be useful for ANY situation. Does anyone else remember the way we were taught to figure out what word would be a proposition by using, "the plane flew _____the cloud." At least in my part of NJ that was the recitation. I now often use it to deal with any situation ----"My ______, my rules."


Nancy Hahn, still in Maine, but taking a minute to check emails.

Subject: Need a "CLAMSHELL" quilr
From: "Julie Silber" <quiltcomplex'hughes.net>
Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2009 05:40:21 -0700
X-Message-Number: 1

I am looking for a pieced "Clamshell" quilt made prior to 1930 ... The
earlier the better.

Know of one?

I need to know soon!

Thanks,
Julie Silber

quiltcomplex'hughes.net



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Subject: words to live by
From: Andi <areynolds220'comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 08 Aug 2009 09:12:21 -0500
X-Message-Number: 2

"Aim high." - my great-grandmother

"It's not what you know, it's who you know." - my grandmother

"If XYZ happens, it's your own damn fault." - my mother

"There's more than one right way to do almost everything." - Andi in
Paducah, KY


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Subject: Re: Words to Live By
From: SandyNRHB'aol.com
Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2009 01:34:03 EDT
X-Message-Number: 3

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I remember my father saying to my sister and I on more than one occasion:
"Girls, you need to be useful as well as ornamental." Maybe that's why I
always have handwork to do when watching TV or listening to radio.

Sandy Bartelsmeyer, in extremely hot and humid southern Illinois
Proud to participate in the Alzheimer's Quilt Initiative!
http://www.alzquilts.org/
I have made $1000 promise for Alzheimer's research. View my quilts at:
http://www.alzquilts.org/1000.html

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Subject: Quilt poem
From: <parsnips1'verizon.net>
Date: Sat, 08 Aug 2009 11:50:09 -0400
X-Message-Number: 4


Good morning,

I came across this poem this morning when I was looking for something on
the
Google books site and thought you might enjoy it.

http://books.google.com/books?id'EvEOAAAAMAAJ&pg'PA489&dq'quilt&lr'&as_drrb_is'q&as_minm_is'0&as_miny_is'&as_maxm_is'0&as_maxy_is'&as_brr'1#v'onepage&q'quilt&f'falseSorry, I have no idea how to get a tiny url.Pat Roth, who's off to play in her finally sunny garden


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Subject: Re: Quilt poem
From: Quiltsappraised'aol.com
Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2009 17:54:36 EDT
X-Message-Number: 5


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Thanks Pat, I enjoyed the poems on this site!

Alma Moates
AQS Certified Appraiser-Quilted Textiles
Pensacola, Florida


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Subject: QHL: Words to Live By
From: "Susan Wildemuth" <ksandbcw'geneseo.net>
Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2009 07:30:38 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

I collect sayings -- here are some of my favorites:

"Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil.The other
dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog, all of thetime." When asked
which dog wins, he reflected for a moment andreplied "The one I feed the
most."

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his
point of view--until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”



"When you come to the edge of all the light you know, and are about to step
off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things
will happen: There will be something solid to stand on, or you will be
taught how to fly.”

Our character is what we do when no one is looking.

Sue in Illinois

****
Susan Wildemuth
www.illinoisquilthistory.com





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Subject: Re: QHL: Words to Live By
From: "Shari Spires" <skspires'bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2009 14:06:24 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

This is my favorite saying: It's always easier to get forgiveness than it is
permission. I think that is partiularly apt for writers and artists.
Shari in NC



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Subject: Re: QHL: Words to Live By
From: "Christine Thresh" <christine'winnowing.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2009 11:57:39 -0700
X-Message-Number: 3

My favorite saying is: Not to decide is to decide.

I didn't understand it the first time I read it, but it grew on me.

Christine Thresh
on an island in the California Delta
http://winnowings.blogspot.com <-- my blog
and
http://www.winnowing.com <-- website


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Subject: RE: Words to live by
From: Quiltsappraised'aol.com
Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2009 15:51:01 EDT
X-Message-Number: 4


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Another cautionary phrase made by my Granddaddy..."It's easier to tie a
knot than to un-tie one".
He also always said "Pretty is as pretty does, act pretty and you'll be
pretty".

Alma Moates
Pensacola, Fl



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Subject: Clamshell
From: Sandra Starley <gingham'frontiernet.net>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 11:11:36 +0000 (UTC)
X-Message-Number: 1


I finally found the very old clamshell quilt (okay coverlet or bed hanging) for Julie. It took quite a search --Internet was useless for anything earlier than 1890 and so I kept searching through my many reference books for an early quilt composed solely of clamshells (not just a border or a block) and of course, the last one I looked at--yielded the prize.

From The Victoria & Albert Museum's Textile Collection, Design for Printed Textiles in England from 1750 to 1850 on page 54 and 55 is "Patchwork of printed and painted cotton, some Indian. Part of a set of bed hangings made in the third quarter of the 18th century." 1750-1775--I'd say that is quite early! This is a clamshell patchwork in a diamond setting with green binding/framing around each diamond or lozenge shape. On page 100 there is a patchwork sampler dated 1797 that has some clamshell squares. The description says quilt but it looks like a top/summer spread/coverlet.

Others with some clamshell piecing:
-Floral medallion quilt top with clamshell background around applique blocks in border, late eighteenth century/ c. 1780-1815 pg 42 and 198, Quilt Treasures of Great Britain.

-The floral medallion bedcover from the Shelburne Museum dated 1813/14 has clamshells in the center and 2 corners (see cover of Enduring Grace, Quilts from the Shelburne Museum Collection).

-Central star medallion c.1800-25 Alabama, has clamshells rows (setting triangles) to square the on point star center block. This is the blue, black and tan quilt that has a backgammon looking border. Pg 59, Kiracofe, The American Quilt. Also shown in Johnson's Star Quilts.

-Presidents Medallion c. 1830 has a row of clamshells around the center medallion, pg 222 New Jersey quilts, 1777-1950.

-Phyllis George's Living with Quilts pg 18 - silk sampler dated 1854 with a clamshell block.

Finally another allover clamshell quilt, c. 1890, pg 149 Warman's Vintage Quilts.
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I was quite surprised that the early english bed hanging was the only pre 1890 allover pieced clamshell quilt I found.

Sandra Starley
AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser
Moab, Utah
my antique and vintage quilts
http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com

my art quilts
http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com


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Subject: Words To Live By
From: Tracy Jamar <tjamar'optonline.net>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 09:02:27 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

I went to the bowl where I keep sayings and fortune cookie fortunes I
save.

Here are a few:

"Correction does much, but encouragement does more." Goethe

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are
truly endless." Mother Teresa

"Educations purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one."
Malcolm Forbes

"Doing little things well is a step towards doing big things better."
Fortune cookie

And one of my favorites: "If you haven't got all the things you want,
be grateful for the things you don't have that you don't want." Unknown

Best, Tracy Jamar, NYC




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Subject: CLAMSHELL quilt request - Update
From: "Julie Silber" <quiltcomplex'hughes.net>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 06:19:37 -0700
X-Message-Number: 3

Hello QHL Friends,

Last week I asked for a "Clamshell" quilt. As is typical, many of you
responded swiftly and generously.

I did not make myself clear, and I fear I put some of you to unnecessary
trouble looking for photos.

I am finishing up an article on curved seam pieced quilts, and I aim to
illustrate with photographs. So I am looking for a real quilt -- not an
already printed photo.

I am hoping to be able to arrange to get a photo from a REAL existing quilt
to use in that article. Ideal would be a quilt in the collection of an
individual, not an institution.

Thanks to all!

Julie Silber
quiltcmplex'hughes.net



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Subject: Re: words to live by
From: Sally Ward <sallytatters'ntlworld.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 15:42:05 +0100
X-Message-Number: 4


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OK Cinda, now we've all chimed in...do tell...

Just what happened with your rotary cutter after 8 pm? Was this
something equivalent to not feeding gremlins after midnight?

Sally Ward


>
> Cinda's first rule of quiltmaking: Do not pick up a rotary
> cutter after 8 p.m. What's yours?
>


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Subject: words to live by
From: "Marcia Kaylakie" <marciark'earthlink.net>

A very wise woman named Irma Gail Hatcher said to me back in 1995 '
"Lighter, bright, darker, duller". What she meant at the time was to use '
all variations of a color to create interest and color texture in a '
quilt . What I have found over the last 14 years is that it also applies '
to my life! Without the darker, duller moments, we do not see the '
lighter, brighter moments for what they are.'

Marcia Kaylakie
AQS Certified Appraiser
Austin, TX
www.texasquiltappraiser.com

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Subject: Clam Shell/Clamshell
From: Marsha MacDowell <macdowel'msu.edu>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 07:26:34 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

A quick search of the Quilt Index produces a number of Clam Shell or
Clamshell quilts, including one by Mary Schafer in the collections of
Michigan State University Museum and one by Beth Donaldson who works
with the Quilt Index.

-- Marsha MacDowell


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Subject: Ephemera/Bits
From: Teddy Pruett <aprayzer'hotmail.com>


Thanks to all who wrote in response to the "ephemera" up for grabs. There '
were some flash fingers - most things were spoken for before I got my finge'
r off the "send" key. Most are already in the mail. I thought I'd mailed '
as much as I could to all who asked for specifics' but I find the origina'
l Ladies Art Co catalog in the original mailing envelope is still on my des'
k. If you asked for it' please remind me. ALso' Martha S' I have no'
address for you.

'

One fun thing - a list member put ALy Goodwin in touch with me (Thanks' M'
!!) and the photograph has gone to it's original subject. Now isn't that '
a fun thing?

Teddy Pruett'
www.teddypruett.com

I want to die with a needle in my hand.
Not stuck in the meat and bleeding' you understand
just held between my thumb and finger. '