In 2014 I featured a series of blog posts introducing you to 2,014 names. For the most part they were names that were brand new to me as well. Some names may be more familiar but I found the meaning or origin or some other aspect of the name made it worthy of inclusion here. You may love some of the names, you may hate some, but hopefully you enjoy learning about all of them.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Genealogy Update

I went to the BYU Family History Center today and researched Jenkins' genealogy. I just worked on the children of John T. and Eliza Ann Jenkins and their families. I also got a list of sources to look at when I go to the Salt Lake Family History Library with Mom, hopefully this weekend. Mostly cemetery records. Anyway, if you want any of the information I found on the Jenkinses just let me know.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Genealogy Sunday

Just to let you all know, I am going to the BYU genealogy library on Sunday. I don't know what time. But if you decide you want to come, give me a call and we can set up a time to meet. It's fun, whether you believe it or not. And since I have no church, just think, I can probably accommodate any schedule! Want to go in the morning, great, afternoon, just fine, early evening, well who doesn't? Don't feel obligated to stay a long time, I never do. I think I only went for an hour last time. Come and stay half an hour if you want, I won't feel bad. Anyway, you are all invited (yes, even you Jack). Also, you can post to this message if you find it hard to reach me by phone.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

My quilt

Here is the quilt Mom and I worked on over Christmas. I've taken it off the frame and brought it home with me but I haven't worked on it since. There's a lot of quilting to be done as we didn't quite quilt all around on the outside row of squares. The nine patch squares I am just "stitching in the ditch" which means I stitch in the seams, which outlines each square nicely. The blue squares I am quilting a butterfly on:

The pink squares have a flower:

I already have another quilt top made, one for a baby boy, but I still need to piece the border and sew it on. Then I've been cutting the pieces for a second baby boy quilt (same fabrics as the first, different pattern). Well, actually, I haven't cut any pieces in months. And I have enough fabric (no kidding) to make a third baby boy quilt using yet another pattern. The one that has the top done is just all nine patch blocks. The fabrics I used are SO cute! The one I've been cutting out is for a pinwheel pattern. The one I have yet to do anything on will be a tile block quilt. Which will have a lot of sewing, but I think it will be really cute. I started the first one (which, when I bought the fabric I thought it would only make one quilt) for my brother Scott's baby, who is now one year old. I don't think I'll get it done for the baby Dan and his wife are having either. So Andy and Angela, I guess that means one of you has to have a kid for me to have someone to give these quilts to (I guess each of you needs to have a boy and Dan or Scott need another one). Well, anyway, I guess I can always donate them to charity or something if for some miraculous reason people in this family start having girls.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

What I found

So I went to the Family History Center today and did genealogy for about an hour. I found possible birth dates and places for all of John T. Jenkins' siblings. Now I just need to find a more reliable source on them to be sure. I don't plan on doing any more genealogy for a couple of weeks, but when I do, I think I will stick with the Jenkinses and Pughs.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Genealogy at the Library Next Sunday

For anybody interested, I am going to the Family History Center in Provo next Sunday. If you want to come along, just post a message in response to this and we can arrange the time, etc.