Wednesday, April 23, 2014

One Flower Wednesday in the Texas Hill Country

Encouraging Words of the Day:

For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. - Philippians 4:13 (NLT)

Thank goodness for "One-Flower Wednesday." Sometimes I think that I'd get no blogging done if it wasn't for "One-Flower Wednesday." At least I know that I'll manage to get a post done to show you my flowers. Here are three little flowers.

Total is now 200.

We've been busy. Our daughter and family came to the ranch to spend Easter with us. The days have been rainy and/or sunny. Today was beautiful. We're still in the middle of a drought so all the beautiful wildflowers we should have are not around. We occasionally find a few. Since there aren't wildflowers to show you, I'll show you this beautiful photo taken by Catherine at "Knotted Cotton."

These little flowers look exactly how I want my GFG with my little half-inch flowers to look. Catherine gave me permission to use her photo. Thanks, Catherine

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, wildlife is all around, birds going crazy eating corn in the bird feeders along with a squirrel who is enjoying the bird feed as well. We've seen whitetail deer at the feeders enjoying their corn and protein supplement but we haven't had any luck killing feral hogs yet. We're having a lovely time though so I'm off. Until later...

that is all.

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Still Wednesday Somewhere

Encouraging Words of the Day:

Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. - 1 Corinthians 13:7 (NLT)

We traveled to the Texas Hill Country yesterday. I was so excited to get here that I almost forgot that today is "One-Flower Wednesday" even though I sewed hexie flowers all day long on the road trip out here. Well, it's still Wednesday in Central Daylight Saving Time Zone so here are three little flowers to show you. One of them has a little rabbit on it wishing all of you a "Happy Easter."

This brings my total to 197. I have more than that since I sewed lots of flowers on the drive but I'm saving the rest to show you in future Wednesdays. Click on “One Flower Wednesday” to see flowers others have made.

That is all.

 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

"Good-Night, Irene" Top Completed

Encouraging Words of the Day:

Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take. - Proverbs 3:6 (NLT)

Some time ago, I joined the "Good-night, Irene" quilt-along hosted byTerry from "Terry's Treasures." I finally have the top complete and am quite happy with it, not only with the way it looks, but happy to have the top done as well. Now to the quilting. I need to quilt this as well as my Christmas quilt now, not my favorite part of this process. But, "oh, well."

Another topic:

I found this "lucky win" in my mailbox. This was a wonderful giveaway hosted by Jeanette at "Inch Worm Fabrics."

This includes a "Baby Drunkard's Path" pattern plus the fabric to complete it. The colors and prints are gorgeous. Thanks so much for the generous giveaway, Jeanette. I can't wait to get started on this mini quilt.

That is all.

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Beautiful Spring Day for One Flower Wednesday

Encouraging Words of the Day:

Praise the Lord! Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. ~ Psalm 106:1, NLT

What a beautiful spring day it is in El Paso! Finally. Another big plus, it's "One-Flower Wednesday." The flowers I have to show have been sewn for others. My partner for April in the "Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap" asked for flowers in bright colors and solid centers so:

This time we've been sent our May partner as well and she asked for dusty pink, cream,and/or tan petals with tan, dusty pink, cream or brown centers so:

Click on “One Flower Wednesday” to see flowers others have made.

 

Since I've been doing all that sewing of flowers for others, I didn't add any half-inchers to my total of 194. We will, however, be traveling to the Texas Hill Country on Monday so I'll get a few done then.

I've also been busy sewing by machine as well. I finally got the top done for the Christmas quilt I was planning for last Christmas. Good thing is that I may have it done in time for Christmas 2014. Now to pick a backing and get it quilted....

That is all.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Windy and Warm One Flower Wednesday in West Texas

Encouraging Words of the Day:

He is my loving ally and my fortress, my tower of safety, my rescuer. He is my shield, and I take refuge in him. ~ Psalm 144:2, NLT

It's actually a nice day in El Paso although somewhat breezy, well windy but it's "One-Flower Wednesday" and I have two flowers to show you.

This brings my total to 194. I only made two this week because I've been busy playing with my new featherweight. Well, I made that sound like I have several featherweight sewing machines when actually this is my ONLY one and it isn't new. From what I've been able to figure out from the serial number, it was made around 1941 so it's older than I am! Nonetheless, here it is and I'm loving it.

It's in great shape, sews perfectly and everything seems to be working fine. The previous owner took terrific care of it. Well, off to play again so...

that is all.

 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

One Flower Wednesday in West Texas

Encouraging Words of the Day:

The Lord is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. ~ Psalm 103:8, NLT

Is it "One-Flower Wednesday" already? Time flies, doesn't it? Well here are my flowers.

We returned to El Paso from the Hill Country to find some goodies in the mailbox. Some time back I won these pre-cut hexagons. They are beautiful print and rainbow fabrics called "Rain" that I won from a giveaway hosted by Jessica from "Life Under Quilts." Thanks so much, Jessica. I will definitely put these hexies to good use :) I can't wait to get started.

That is all.

 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

One Flower Wednesday in the Texas Hill Country

Encouraging Words of the Day:

"I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid. ~ John 14:27, NLT

We're in the Texas Hill Country. Crazy weather here as I know it's been in most areas. It will be Spring soon but it doesn't look like it around here. Yesterday was a beautiful 81 degrees but today is cold and windy again. As I said before, crazy weather. Nonetheless, here are some flowers I sewed on the way out here for "One-Flower Wednesday."

It seems like I do best sewing these flowers while on a road trip. Driving across west Texas is boring at best since it is desert land for about 3 1/2 hours before we reach the beginning of the Hill Country. The speed limit is 80 miles per hour since all you do is drive straight. The biggest danger is running into another vehicle or falling asleep from sheer boredom so that's when we listen to audio books while my husband drives and I sew. I actually sewed more flowers but I'm saving the rest for another day :)

That is all.