Thursday, August 4, 2011

Back in the Texas Hill Country

Encouraging words of the day:
Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. ~ Philippians 4:6, NLT

I am way behind on blogging.  I even missed  One Flower Wednesday,  which I hate to miss. Anyway, here are my late bloomers.

Wednesday is the day we spent in the air and in airports on our trip back to the ranch.  We’re in the Texas Hill Country now and it is SO sad seeing all the trees that are dying due to the drought.  It’s terrible that there isn’t a green blade of grass around and ranchers are now having to get rid of their livestock since it’s so expensive to feed them plus the lack of water.  I’m running water to the oak trees around our house right now trying to save them and we’re running water to our stock tanks to help out the wildlife.

On a happier note, I’m back to my sewing machine.  Well, actually, I spent the morning getting some packages ready for the mail.  I have my Block Lotto blocks to mail,
my July hexie flowers for the "Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap." Yes, I’m late getting them out but I did sew them while on our trip to the beach.   These are for Heather in the UK so by the time she gets them… Here they are:

And then I sent off the layer cake squares for a Civil War Layer Cake Swap.  It takes me “almost” as long to get the packages ready as it does to sew them up.

Here’s my Penny Haren Applique block for the week.  It’s called “Sarah’s Star.”  Two more blocks to go.
I’ll post “My Jane” and “My Farmer’s Wife” in my next posting.  I do have them done.  Right.

Giveaways I've run into in my meager amounts of time on the internet: 

Cara Quilts is having a giveaway.  You could win a GO! Baby Cutter and 3 dies.  This giveaway ends Sunday, August 7.

Sew Fabulous is having an August giveaway.  You could win a Christmas Candy Fat Quarter Bundle by Doodlebug Design for Riley Blake Designs. – ends Aug 30th.

That is all. 


Sue said...

Love your flowers.
It is so very sad the drought you all are going through. It breaks my heart to hear of the farmers having to sell their livestock. I pray God's mercy during this time to all affected by this.

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

All of your hexies are beautiful!! And your Penny Haren block is stunning - the colors are amazing :)
The drought is hitting your area is profound ways. I hope the rain starts up soon for everybody that is being affected.

Needled Mom said...

That drought sounds just terrible. We could always hope that Emily turns in towards the Gulf to bring some much needed rain, but I am not sure that is such a great idea either.

Your blocks look wonderful. The hexies are darling.

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

I really like your colorful flowers - so bright and cheery! Sorry to here about the drought, up here in the north we've had more than enough rain and flooding.

Karen said...

Oh, lots of eye candy!!! And, very sad about the drought.

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Hi! I am hoping top get a hold of you -- you are the winner of my GO! Baby Giveaway!!!

Please email by Monday morning at


Julie Fukuda said...

Oh sister blogger, If I could wring the humidity out of the air, there would be enough for all West Texas! Love your blocks!

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