Saturday, April 30, 2011

Quiet days in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.

Encouraging words of the day:
In him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. ~ Colossians 2:3, NLT

I’m still in the Texas Hill Country enjoying the beautiful weather.  The only thing that would make it better is some rain as it is so dry out here that our wildflowers are not even blooming.  We spent the first part of our day today driving around the area.  One of the little towns we went through had a beautiful quilt shop so Mama and I enjoyed browsing through that.  We bought some charm packs, a layer cake, and a few fat quarters and had a marvelous time.  Then lunch and now we’re back at the ranch.  

I have two of my sewing machines out here but the only sewing I’ve actually done is a little work on the Twister quilt top I’m working on.  I also cut out some 5-inch squares for Mama to start work on for her Twister.  The charm packs we bought today will eliminate some of the cutting of 5-inch squares.

Gosh, no pictures to post.  I haven’t even had any luck with our hog hunting so don’t even have a hunting picture to share.  So, all I have to share are: 
Giveaways I've run into:
"Jackie's Art Quilts" is giving away 5 fat quarters. – ends May 5th.
"...Just One More Stitch" is having a giveaway of a jelly roll. – ends May 1st.
"Blacksheep's Bit of the Web"  just indicates that there will be a nice prize. – ends May 7th.
"Diary of a Quilter"   is offering a fat quarter bundle. – ends May 1st.
The Intrepid Thread" is having her 200th post giveaway – lots of fabric – ends May 6th.
"Fairy Face Designs" is having a scrap giveaway. – ends May 6th.

That is all.

1 comment:

Sue said...

Your Texas hill country sounds just heavenly! I miss Texas quite often:/
I could send you some of our rain. Our flowers can't get planted because everything is so drenched we can't get to the beds to plant!
So nice that you and your mother could make a trip to the quilt shop together. Good times!