Wednesday, July 23, 2014

One Flower Wednesday in the Texas Hill Country

Encouraging Words of the Day:

Those who listen to instruction will prosper; those who trust the Lord will be joyful. - Proverbs 16:20 (NLT)

"One-Flower Wednesday" this time finds me sitting in a hunting blind at our little ranch. We're hog hunting but have thus far been unsuccessful. We haven't even seen a hog. I'll be putting a game camera out tomorrow to see if maybe they're eating at night. Anyway, since I'm just sitting her waiting for a hog, I decided to write my blog post since I have my iPad. I always bring it with me so I can play my games, read my books, or write my blog posts. Here are two "sunshiney" flowers, one with a rabbit running through it. AND, I just saw a jackrabbit go hopping by so that seems appropriate.

Go to this link to see what others are doing with their flowers.

Here are a couple of photos of what I'm seeing outside my blind:

I haven't done much sewing. Here's what I did most of the day:

That is all.



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

One Flower Wednesday and Quilt Show Lovelies

Encouraging Words of the Day:

"No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what He requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God." - Micah 6:8 NLT

"One-Flower Wednesday" finds me sitting in the doctor's waiting room. Nothing wrong, just a check-up to get my prescription updated, but I guess it's a good time to write my blog post since I forgot my hand-sewing but brought my ipad. Here are the flowers I have to show this week:

It's hard to see that there's a little blue elephant head under the umbrella but he looks kind of cute once you figure it's an elephant and not a table under the umbrella. Go to this link to see what others are doing with their flowers.


I also have a few photos to show you of lovely quilts my Mother and I saw at a recent quilt show we attended. We thoroughly enjoyed our day viewing the amazing and beautiful job some people do.

I know I won't be making anything like these two any time soon....
I've been in love with Sunbonnet Sue for the longest time and this was a gorgeous quilt.

I absolutely fell in love with this Butterfly quilt made of folded handkerchiefs. I will definitely be making something like this in the future. I even have a pile of vintage handkerchiefs so...soon.

That is all.



Wednesday, July 9, 2014

It's Nearly One Flower Thursday

Encouraging Words of the Day:

I will walk in freedom, for I have devoted myself to your commandments. - Psalm 119:45 (NLT)

I hope all enjoyed "4th of July" activities. We spent the time in New Mexico with our large family and had a wonderful time. Now back to my sewing room.

These are my flowers for "One-Flower Wednesday." I think they look bright and summery.

My total is now 232. I keep saying I'm going to spread those out and see how much space they cover so I'm off to do that now....That took longer than I thought it would.

My total is actually 253 so that's good :) Dimensions are 47 inches by 50 inches. looks like about 1/4 of a quilt. I guess I'll continue sewing hexies. Maybe I'll start sewing some of them together. Or, maybe not...


Go to "One-Flower Wednesday" to see what others are doing with their flowers.


That is all.


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Happy 4th of July and One Flower Wednesday

Encouraging Words of the Day:

For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don't use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. ~ Galatians 5:13, NLT


This "One-Flower Wednesday" I'm sharing a couple of flowers in patriotic colors.

These bring my total to 230.


I've also been working on the wall hanging made of hexies surrounding our little ranch house which my sister made for me. These are one-inch hexies.

Some day I WILL complete this wall hanging.

We'll be traveling to New Mexico tomorrow to celebrate Independence Day with our family. My parents will also be celebating their July birthdays. We are so blessed to still have them inour lives. The'll be 92 and 93 years old and are still quite active.

Mama still sews and recently presented me with this beautiful quilt she finished. She sewed this up using orphan blocks.

Now she's working on one for my sister Ida. She never slows down and neither does Dad who can often be found sculpting in his workshop.

That is all.