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Saturday, August 12, 2006
  holy genealogy batman!
Gosh - two weeks, no three since I posted. Anyone would think I have been overcome by an uncontrollable urge to fill my family tree! I have been busy finding convicts and other exciting information about my family and my husband's family! We are doing well - I have six convicts (so far!) and he has two. That makes 8 for my kids!! How bad can you be? B B B B B Bad to the bone. If you were in Campbell Town last weekend you may have seen two locals heavily disguised as tourists walking the main street looking for bricks with familiar names on! We found some! We also went to Ross to the Female Factory site (not where they made females apparently) and I was shocked to see sheep pooping all over my bloody heritage! Sheesh. I am about to become a history vigilante! Watch this space.

I had finished the back and two fronts plus a third of a sleeve on the cardigan, when I ran out of yarn and of course you know where (bsodl) had none left, so I had to hit the K(mart) and of course there was none of the same dye lot, and of course they are so different I had to pull the whole bloody thing apart and start again. I have done the back thus far.

Work has been busy, we have all had the flu (again) and apart from that there is not much news. I will try to be more interactive! SO MANY BLOGS TO READ, SO LITTLE TIME!
Wow, you are all convicted up!!!How cool!! I went on excursion and we solved the Historic highway puzzle thing. It is a lot of fun!!
Bah Humbug about the knitting.You should have striped the sleeves,2 rows of each wool if it wasn't too obvious!! Mind you, I would have undone it too!! Hope you are all feeling better soon!!
Congrats on all the convicts! You must be soooo proud. Bummer about your knitting, though. Sounds like you are making up for it :)
Thanks for the convist links.

I found a few of my convist women but the main one "Martha Eaton" is still yet to be found.

I have done the brick walk at Campbell Town a few times and some of my convicts are also there.

DH used to tease me about my convicts until he found out that he had some himself which gave me something to tease him about.

Bad luck on the knitting.

I would have frogged as well.

bugger about the knitting!!

Cool about the convicts. My mother did her family tree with her cousin years and years ago. It was rather interesting..Seems we have a bit of a royalty throw back (but she married a commoner so lost the royal name)...

There's really no way round a dire wool shortage. Grit teeth and frog until well advanced again and then it pales into insignificance.
It takes a strong heart though, so Well Done!
Campbell is my maiden name so I must get over to Campbell Town some day and do the trail. Might find me,Cheers Gillian
I have been away from the computer for only a few days and I know how many blogs I have to catch up on!!

I am going to a family reunion on my dads side this weekend so I am sure I will learn a bit more about my heritage. I used to live at Campbell Town, nice place.
Good to see you back!

I am disappointed to say, my family seems to lack any known convict activity at all.
Or at least activity that had them sent out here.

But it is a very interesting subject.
I've got a few convicts in my family the only problem is that I'm not in Australia...!!!!!
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