James Flanagan (d. 1752): Commentary and corrections on Bob Flanagan’s history on clanflanagan.org

Descendants of James Flanagan (d. 1752 Louisa County, Virginia) are indebted to Bob Flanagan for sharing his knowledge of our family history. At the end of his report, he invites researchers to make additions, corrections, and substantiations. Bob’s report appears to be dated about 2005 or so, so the comments, footnotes and sources bring the … Continue reading James Flanagan (d. 1752): Commentary and corrections on Bob Flanagan’s history on clanflanagan.org

Heavenly Stash! A List of Online Quilt Fabric Stores that Quilters Love

A List By Quilters, For Quilters! Recently I queried my FB quilters group, asking them to recommend their favorite online sources for quilting fabric. These are the results! Bookmark this page to keep this list just a mouse-click away. And if you know of a fabulous online quilt fabric store that's not listed, let me … Continue reading Heavenly Stash! A List of Online Quilt Fabric Stores that Quilters Love

Download these free US Census Excel spreadsheets for extracting and sorting data

Sample - 1810 census form in Excel I created these spreadsheets out of a real need to be able to sort and analyze information. I added columns for county, state and locality, so multiple places can be entered on the same spreadsheet. These are useful when you need to extract data from multiple census pages … Continue reading Download these free US Census Excel spreadsheets for extracting and sorting data

Insanely Easy and Delicious Banana Bread Recipe

Quick and easy to assemble, this fool-proof recipe for Insanely Easy and Delicious Banana Bread is one you'll be adding to your recipe collection. Be sure to use over-ripe bananas for that best possible banana flavor. Insanely Easy and Delicious Banana Bread Recipe 1 cup sugar½ cup butter (melted)2 eggs1 tsp lemon juice1¾ cup flour1 … Continue reading Insanely Easy and Delicious Banana Bread Recipe

20 Sensational Double Wedding Ring Quilt Ideas

I so admire quilters who come up with amazing color combinations! I guess I didn't get that creative gene, so I look elsewhere for inspiration. These 20 sensational double wedding ring quilt ideas will help anyone come up with color and design ideas. 1. Here's a Bali Wedding Star color selection from Judy Niemeyer's quiltworx.com. … Continue reading 20 Sensational Double Wedding Ring Quilt Ideas

20 Inspiring Ideas for Mariner’s Compass Quilts

Playing around with Electric Quilt 8 - I love teal and brown together. So, I'm in love with mariner's compass quilts, but I've never pieced triangles. Mariner's compass quilts go back 300 years. Foundation paper piecing is what makes them do-able, but how did they piece all those angles and points before foundation paper piecing? … Continue reading 20 Inspiring Ideas for Mariner’s Compass Quilts

William Thames of Clayton County, Georgia (1796-1892)

William's headstone on Find A Grave William left some clues for us in 1877 William is one of the early Thames men for whom we don't know parentage, exactly, but evidence points to him being the son of Thomas Thames (son of Joseph Thames and Martha Newberry) by his first wife (name unknown). Because he … Continue reading William Thames of Clayton County, Georgia (1796-1892)