My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wyoming, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

With Needle in Hand -- Wordless Wednesday

13 comments:

Lisa Wallen Logsdon said...

Great picture Barbara! Very nostalgic. The first thing that ran through my mind was "why have we traded the learning of useful crafts for playing dress up and hair styling with Barbie dolls?".

Betty said...

What a lovely photo, Barbara! Brings back all kinds of memories. I think I even may have had a similar dress back when I was about that age! :)

Carol said...

WOW, what a fab photo!

Nolichucky Roots said...

Fabulous picture, Barbara! Absolutely wonderful. It brings back so many memories - you may inspire a blog post with this one.

dee-burris said...

Love that photo...both of my grandmothers and my great grandmother would have been "pleased as punch" to see a little girl practicing her "hand work."

Barbara Poole said...

Thank you everybody. I didn't this this was that special, but I appreciate your positive comments. I believe I was probably working on a Brownie project.

Kristin said...

One thing I like about it is the intense concentration you are giving to the project. I also like that it's not posed. I don't have many photos where the people aren't looking at the camera.

lindalee said...

Are you still into crafts? I came into it later in life....now, genealogy takes up all my craft time. Great photo.

Susan Petersen said...

This is an amazing photo! I have so many embroidery projects - including 2 full size quilts. Sadly, I put up my needles and thread when the internet came along.

Greta Koehl said...

I also love this - reminds me of when my mother taught me embroidery (because one of my teachers said that I "spent too much time with books").

hummer said...

How neat your mom thought to capture the moment. I wish I had with my sewing daughter. Neat picture. Not one you would see a lot of today.

Kathleen Brandt, Professional Genealogist said...

This takes me back to my childhood...ok, and yesterday. LOL.

Barbara Poole said...

I had no idea this would bring back memories to you ladies. No, I no longer do any crafts, but would like to, if I could give up genealogy! Thanks for the comments.