April 1862, Susie King Taylor:
...."He said Captain Whitmore had spoken to him of me, and that he was pleased to hear of my being so capable, etc, and wished me to take charge of a school for the children on the island. I told him I would gladly do so, if I could have some books. He said I should have them, and in a week or two I received two large boxes of books and testaments from the North. I had about forty children to teach, beside a number of adults who came to me nights, all of them so eager to learn to read, to read above anything else.".....
Well, I'm back on track on the Civil War Diary quilt, and as a symbol of myself being back to school teaching after 16 months break because of severe illness, I chose this block as a heading of the post.
I have made a pile of blocks this week. The blocks are so special to make, so it is an advantage to make many of them at a time. And now that I'm testing my new sewing machine, this is a win win situation (although other projects are at wait).
Block 43: Hateful Old Thieves
Block 44: Confederate Flag
Block 45: Arrest Order
Block 100: Regiment Landed
Block 119: Feverish Excitement
Block 42: Parlor Activities
72 blocks finished, 49 to go...
Kjekt å prøve ut nyemaskina på desse blokkene med mange små bitar. Eg er veldig fornøgd med maskina! Ho går som ein draum, og di meir eg syr, di meir finessar lærer eg.
Ha ei fin helg!