Wednesday, December 18, 2013

One Flower Wednesday in Texas

Encouraging Words of the Day:

I think it's "One-Flower Wednesday." It's been crazy around here. We've been enjoying our unpredictable Texas weather in El Paso. One day we're wearing coats and the next day we're shedding those coats. Yesterday was a beautiful day in the 60s, today it is predicted to be 66 degrees. Then it will cool off on the weekend. But, back on topic. Here are my flowers for the week; yellow, purple, and orange bringing my total to 161 little 1/2 inchers.

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This is all I've done in the sewing department. I can't even find my sewing machine. It's lost in a clutter of wrapping paper, bows, and scotch tape.

That is all.

 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

One Flower Wednesday

Encouraging Words of the Day:

Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

~ 1 Corinthians 13:7, NLT

Hello again "One-Flower Wednesday!" I've been busy trying to "turn our house into Christmas." All of you know what this entails with boxes and ornaments all over the place. My sewing room is a disaster since it seems like everything lands in there. Good thing I sewed these flowers up on our trip back to El Paso so I have something to show today. AND, I lost a petal so one of these flowers is a "make-do."

 

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That is all.

 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Back Home in El Paso and Enjoying Lovely Gifts

Encouraging Words of the Day:

Pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. ~ 1 Timothy

We're back in El Paso and have been busy catching up with all that needs to be done when one has been away from home. One of those chores is going through the accumulated mail but I did have a couple of nice packages.

This pretty needlecase from my swap partner in "Sewing With Friends" is just lovely. Krista from New Mexico, the state of my birth, also filled it with some fabulous goodies like a wonderful pair of embroidery scissors and a seam ripper, something that gets a lot of use from me. There are also some beautiful golden needles, pretty pins, thread and some cute little clothespins that are just perfect for holding my fabric and template together when I sew my hexie flower petals. Oh, and she also included a package of little note pads called page flags and perfect for little reminders. Thanks, Krista, for all the lovely goodies.

I finished my homespun ornaments and hung them on the Christmas tree before remembering to take a photo. BUT, I did remember to take photos of the gorgeous ornaments that my sister, Ida, made for me and gave me when we spent the day together on Friday. We had a wonderful day shopping and then visiting over lunch. We had a fabulous day. Here are my new ornaments.

Just beautiful embroidery of things I love, things like "Peace on Earth," "Joy to the World," thread, scissors, and WINE!

That is all.

 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

On the Road to El Paso on One Flower Wednesday

Encouraging Words of the Day:

The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace ~ Psalm 29:11, NLT

Our Thanksgiving company has returned to Virginia (grandson) and California (daughter and family). It was wonderful having them at the ranch. Our grandson from Virginia was lucky hunting and killed this 7-point whitetail buck.

 

Now we'll be making jerky from the meat when we return to El Paso. We're returning today, "One-Flower Wednesday." We'll be on the road for 6 1/2 hours but I'm posting this just before we head out. Here are some flowers I sewed on the 2-hour trip to and from San Antonio to pick up and drop off our grandson at the airport. That's all the sewing I've done since family kept me away from my sewing machine and needles. Can't wait to see what others have sewn this week.

That is all.