Wednesday, March 28, 2012
One Flower Wednesday and My Jane D-11
Encouraging Words of the Day
Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love. ~ 1 Corinthians 16:13-14, NLT
Well, I left on a road trip without telling you. We got busy preparing for the trip etc. and before I knew it, we were on our way and I neglected to blog at all. So, here we are at our little ranch in the Texas Hill Country. It’s beautiful! There are wildflowers blooming all over the place. I will post photos later. We also received a much-needed rain (1 ½ inches) last night.
You already know that I like to utilize my time doing hand-sewing while on a road trip. For “One Flower Wednesday,” I made these two hexie flowers to add to the hexie quilt I’m planning. These will be incorporated into the sun and sunshine (somehow).
I completed this block for “My Jane.” It was all hand-sewn. I didn’t lose any pieces and I’m pleased with the way it turned out. Look at all the curves it has.
Before we left I received my mini quilt from my partner in the “New Beginnings Mini Quilt Swap.” Lynette is a wonderful seamstress and embroiderer and did a marvelous job on the mini quilt she sent me. Just look:
Lynette also included some extras: chocolate, gift pouch and instructions for making others myself. Lynette and her husband live on a sheep farm and how perfect that she also included a fat quarter with sheep in it. Thanks for everything, Lynette. I enjoyed my package so much.
Oh, and back to our road trip. We brought my parents with us. I’ve told you that Mama is the quilter who got me started quilting. On the way, we went through a town that had a marvelous quilt store. So, the guys were such good sports in entertaining themselves while Mama and I browsed through the quilt store. We only stayed about 30 minutes. We didn’t want to take advantage of the guys, plus we still had several hours to drive. I was able to purchase a beautiful panel for my sister from "My sister made me do it." She’s working on a “Wizard of Oz” something or other. We also bought several pieces of fabric and just had a wonderful time.
Last thing today, I want to remind everyone that sign-ups for the "Novelty and Colors Layer Cake Swap" that my sister and I are hosting will close today, March 28th. We have room for 3 more. Take advantage of the opportunity to add just a little bit more of that novelty print or color to your stash. Click HERE for more information and to sign up.
That is all.