Monday, January 5, 2009

A Street Named After Us!

Our son is doing quite a bit of geneaology and sometimes we get a call for info on our ancestors. On Friday, he called to ask us to go to a couple of cemetaries in the area and take some photos. I thought a nice ride was just the thing for a Saturday morning so we set out after John got his haircut. We went to one cemetary and got 11 photos for him. Then we went out to the family cemetary where John's father, mother, grandparents, and aunt are buried. After checking those out, we decided to head out to the old homestead...John's grandparents farmed that 200 acres since the late 1800's. It was sold after John's dad passed away in 1958. We drove out to where John remembers playing in a field with his siblings. We found the old pond and the road up to the house. We met the new owners of the property - Steve and Jan are from England and have built a restaurant and dance hall on the north side of the property. A short drive to the south and we came upon a delicious surprise!

John's mom had told me that there were two prominent families in Wright county - the Knotwells and the Royals. We found Royal Rd. and then came upon Knotwell St. Very cool!

I worked on some quilting this weekend. Each year, one of the grandchildren gets a Something-of-the-Month from Nana. Last year it was Charlotte who got a Pillowcase each month. This year it's Emily with a Book of the month plan. But I'm also going to make something for us each month. Have decided to do a tablerunner each month for the table. Here is this month's runner:

I love the colors and it used so very little fabric. Not a lot of stashbusting with this project. But nice, none-the-less!

Thanks for stopping by. More later.


John Knotwell said...

Love the Knotwell Street... finally, a claim to fame! :)

cinnamongirl93 said...

That is so cool! Wow, your family is famous.
What a fun tablerunner. I like the colors too!

Dawn said...

A delicious surprise indeed! What a cool find!

And your tablerunner is 'snow' delightful...okay. That was bad! *grin* But the tablerunner truly IS delightful, Sal!

quiltyknitwit said...

Great tablerunner - I like the snowmen.