Saturday, September 1, 2012
Beautiful Ranch House on First Day of September
Encouraging Words of the Day:
Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you. ~ Psalm 9:10, NLT
What? I can’t believe that I typed my whole blog post and went off to do something, returned, and it’s gone. No, I didn’t save it. What a rookie thing to do. So here I am writing it again. It’s a beautiful Saturday in El Paso on this first day of September. My husband and I hit a few estate and garage sales today but didn’t have the luck we had last weekend. The most exciting thing I bought was a book about monsters and nerds for our grandson.
I’ve really done quite a bit of organizing, cutting, and actual sewing this week. We spent some time going through the mail that had accumulated while we were gone and I had a wonderful package from Kris, my “Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap” partner for August. Kris from “Lavendar Quilts” held a giveaway in July. She was giving several patterns where one could win the pattern of one’s choice. I didn’t win but Kris included the pattern I chose with the hexie flowers she sent me. I am overwhelmed with her generosity and can’t wait to start my “Harvest Home” pattern. Kris, thanks so much.
I also received a nice surprise from my sister from “My Sister Made Me do It” yesterday. Well, I did moan and groan and whine until Ida made me this beautiful paper-pieced house just like our ranch house. Here’s the picture of our ranch house in the Texas Hill Country.
AND, here’s the block that Ida made for me of our little house.
I want to put my hexie flowers all around it and create a landscape wall hanging of some sort. I’ve been playing with this all morning. (That’s probably how I lost the first copy of my blog that I was writing out since I've been playing with my house block and hexagons all morning.…) Thanks, Ida. I'm loving it!
I’ve also gotten involved sewing hexathons. I showed you one previously and have two more to show you. I completed these on our recent road trip back to El Paso.
Don't forget about my giveaway along with many others who are participating in the Quilt Gallery's "Celebrate Back-to-School Days Quilters' Blog Hop.” It ends on September 3rd. Just look for the logo on everyone's blog. I have it posted on the left side of my blog also.
That is all.