Wednesday, November 27, 2013

One Flower Wednesday and Happy Thanksgiving

Encouraging Words of the Day:

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. ~ Ephesians 3:20, NLT

Happy Thanksgiving. I again show you the photo of the beautiful card I received from my sister Ida and wish all the best for you and your family. Along with all that I'm thankful for my friends and family, I've included all of my blogging friends. I'm so thankful that I've found you in cyberspace.

Hello "One-Flower Wednesday!" It's good to be here when it's actually Wednesday. I have three little flowers to show you and yes, one is a "make-do." One of the perils of sewing as you travel is losing one of the petals. I was working on this flower as we drove to San Antonio (a 2 1/2 hour trips for us) to pick up our grandson. I looked everewhere for my petal to no avail. So, looking in my little bag of left-over and extra petals, I found one that looked close and my "make-do" was born. Can you find it? (Sounds like a Sesame Street song.)

I've also finished a block for the November Bee Queen in the "Get Your Hex On" sewing bee. Celine requested a snowflake in Christmas fabric. It was fun block to sew composed of hexies.

And, here are two hexies for my partner in the "Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap." Krystyna requested red and/or black petals with a while center. These will soon be on their way to Middlesex, England.

That is all.


Thursday, November 21, 2013

One Flower Wednesday. What? It's Thursday?

Encouraging Words of the Day:

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. ~ Ephesians 3:20, NLT

It's "One-Flower Wednesday" once again. What? It's Thursday already. How did that happen? Well, I've been waiting to post my hexies on "One-Flower Wednesday and then I missed it. Well, here they are on Thursday.

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

No luck hunting in the Texas Hill Country. We've only seen doe out at the blinds. I guess the bucks are waiting until my grandsons arrive on the weekend. And since I've been busy hunting or getting ready to go hunting etc., I haven't had a chance to use my sewing machine. Instead, all my sewing has been done on the drive to town and back.Our ranch is 12 miles from town out in the middle of nowhere so I get a chance to sew during the drive to town. Ummmmm, my husband drives and I sew. It's not like texting and driving, I don't sew and drive, jaja.

So today is Thursday. We drive to San Antonio on Saturday to pick up our grandson. I hope we get there on the correct day...We will.

That is all.


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Hill Country Fall and a Little Bit of Sewing

Encouraging Words of the Day:

Publish his glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things He does. ~ 1 Chronicles

It's a cold,dreary day at the ranch today. According to the weather report, it should warm up into the 80s today but it's looking pretty doubtful so far. Our son is here and we're absolutely enjoying the weekend anyway.

Baby quilt completed and donated to the hospital where my sister works. As usual, my photos don't seem to do justice to the items I'm trying to show you. I should probably invest some time in a photography class. Yeah, right. Anyway, those little squares have pictures of Raggedy Ann and Andy.

Raggedy Ann and Andy Squares

Something else completed, well started, are homespun ornaments that I want to decorate our Christmas tree with this year. Two are's going to be a boring tree so far with just two ornaments.

AND, when we finally got around to checking our mailbox in Rocksprings, I found this absolutely fabulous Thanksgiving postcard from my sister, Ida. It's made from pretty fall fabric with a gorgeous embroidered Thanksgiving design on it and sent it in time for Thankgiving. I rarely get fun mail in Rocksprings so this was PERFECT! Thanks, Ida.

That is all.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

One Flower Wednesday from a Slacker in Texas

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've been on a 2-month hiatus. I mentioned on the last blog post I made on September 18, that I was in a bit of a blogger's funk. Well, yes indeed, I just dropped out of the blogging world; no posting and no reading blogs. I have not been ill or anything like that. Nothing was wrong with me except that I just couldn't find the time to write up a blog post. I felt guilty reading all the posts of those of you who were managing to get this done so I dropped out until I got my mojo back. I found that I wasn't sewing much either without reading the ideas of my blogging friends and I missed your input. We've just left California after spending 2 weeks there with our daughter and family. Now we're off to our Texas Hill Country ranch to hunt for a couple of weeks before returing to El Paso to get full-swing into our Christmas preparations.

That said, I'm posting on "One-Flower Wednesday" which has long been a favorite of mine. Karen provides a linky for those interested in posting the flowers they make and I was pretty faithful in sewing my little hexis although I didn't post them. Here are six of them.

This first set of orange flowers came out a little blurry in the photo and a lot ugly in that navy blue with circles. I don't know why that looks so awful in the photo. It doesn't look that bad in "real life."

I think this next set of three looks pretty good. I really like that precious little white chicken in the blue hexie flower.

There were two hexie flowers and several hexie templates waiting for me in my mailbox when I got back from California Just look at the beautiful colors in the flowers sent to me from my September swap partner in the "Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap. Shannon, they are gorgeous and I thank you.

Now, I'm off to pack for the ranch. I'm taking my Christmas fabric to finish up a little Christmas quilt I've been working on and hoping to finish before Christmas so I can display it for a while.

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

That is all.