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April 11, 2021
Pieces of the Santa Fe Trail - Kit In The Korner from Melva Loves Scraps

In the words of Marian Russell...

"It is my desire that these memoirs may help to preserve to posterity the truth and the warmth of an unforgettable period in American history; the stirring decades in which sturdy pioneers blazed trails across a strange and wondrous land of prairies, plains and mountains.

Dear to me is the memory of that cloud of dust that swirled away behind a lumbering herd of buffalo, of curlews dipping in a moist meadow, of cows in a line ambling to the milking shed, of trips across the Great Plains in a covered wagon, of my ...

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April 4, 2021
Pieces of the Santa Fe Trail Sew Along from Melva Loves Scraps


Welcome to the Pieces of the Santa Fe Trail Sew Along!  During this sew along I will be sharing excerpts from the book "The Land of Enchantment - Memoirs of Marian Sloan Russell along the Santa Fe Trail".  A quilt block pattern will accompany each excerpt.

Marian Russell is a distant relative... sort of.  She was the Mother-in-law of my Maternal Grandfather's Sister.... this great aunt of mine was lovingly referred to a "Auntie Bob".  Her real name was Viola (Teegarden) Russell, and was mentioned in The Quilters Through the Generations series.  


Marian made her first journey on the Santa ...

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