September 1st-1867....saw geese heading south this morning from the window of my engine. Looked up at just the right minute! Seems a 'mite early, but the critters seem to know. So far no snow in the flatlands. We'll probably see Colorado before the day is over, and snow in the passes. Warm as toast, sittin' here, heading west. The boiler keeps all of us up here in the engine warm as can be. Conductor says the passenger cars are a comfortable temperture. Children seem to be handling the trip pretty well so far. Had 6 taken off at our last stop. Does a body good to see them youngen' gettin' a chance with a home and family. I never mind "these" runs too much, Rev. Loring is a mighty fine man and a prompt payer. Crossing up ahead, time to blow that whistle...
and so it goes...watching from the river bank or school window was far more exciting than being on the train. No need to wonder if the train stopped for the Sabbeth or for a holiday such as Labor Day. The celebration of Labor Day wasn't a holiday as yet, back then. And time was money, the train 'rolled' every day!
We have an orphan block quilts top from Sue of "From the Magpie's Nest" today.
This cute little Houses quilt is the one that Sue built.. She's expecting a new grandbaby.What a perfect quilt for that special child. Way to go Sue!!! This is #2 or is it #3??? And last but NOT least is this great(FINISHED) quilt that belong to Sio of "Scraps and Threadtales". It's one she purchased(lucky her!) and uses on her bed. It was built many, many years ago, using orphan blocks with a wide variety of vintage(to us) fabric. The display of fabric is part of the charm in my opinion. The quilt could be said to be more about "parts" than "blocks"...but it works and it's a terrific orphan quilt! Thanks again for letting us enjoy it Sio!!