Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Almost Quilt Show Ready

Come join us for the 2014 Heart of Texas Quilt Show April 25-26 at the Brownwood Coliseum
I'm almost ready for the quilt show that's coming up this Friday and Saturday. 
I'm putting the binding on the last quilt....binding is not my favorite thing to do at all !
 You've never seen this one, it's a Swoon.
 I've had it pieced for a very long time, but just got it quilted.

In addition to binding, I made 9 quilt labels yesterday....nothing like waiting until the last minute....right ?
I'm taking 3 art quilts- 1.Fonzie #2, 2.The Girl with the World Earring, and 3.Morning Glory Praise.
1 big quilt- 4.Swoon, and also 5.Christmas Dinner, 6.Left-Handers "Git Off", 7.Hole in the Chicken Wire, 8.More Stars in Comanche (the quilt in my blog header) and an 9.antique spiderweb quilt I bought at an auction 25 years ago...which also was just quilt hand a precious 83 year old woman in my bible study class.
I also have a quilt in the bed turning that Ranchman's Mother made. 
You can look at all of them, except the antique one, up in my tabs page..."My Quilts".
Awards are based on viewers choice, except for the Mayor's award...etc.
SEW wish me luck ! I'm gonna need it...
Well I must get's time to transform the Brownwood Colosseum into a quilt show !
Have a blessed day ! 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Ranch Monday

 Stop !
And pay close attention ! 
If you don't like snakes turn back now !
The picture of Ranch Nuisance is to keep you from having to look at a snake if you don't want to.

This is my poisonous snake story.
I was working in my flower beds last week after a rain and noticed some of my mulch had floated out the end of it. I have a pallet of rock down at the tractor shed, so I got in the pickup and went to get some. I was picking through the rock and stepped back to go around the other side of the pallet when I looked down... and by my feet...
 I saw the last half of a copper head slithering under that pallet of rock.
 It had to have been in the grass right behind me ! 

 First I froze, then I screamed, then I thanked God for protecting me, then I got back in the pickup to go up to the house to call Ranchman. (He and Shane our son, were 60 miles away working calves) He didn't answer, so I called Shane and told him how big it was and that he should thank God that he still has a Mother who didn't die of a snake bite or heart attack. 
He said "Oh Mom, it probably just looked big, I'll see if I can find it when we get back". 

When they got back, Ranchman got in the tractor so he could slide the forks in under the pallet to lift it up and Shane was on the ground with a shovel. Up came the snake under it...then all of a sudden it fell out of the pallet which was 5 foot up in the air. 

My Heroes saved the day ! 
We didn't measure it, but here it is laying over the front tire of a 44/40 John Deer. 
Shane said "That was a big snake Mom".
 Ranchman said "I'm sure glad it didn't get my cook" !  

It's a beautiful color, but oh so poisonous !
Since it's getting warm.... humans aren't the only ones coming out of hibernation !
I'll leave you with a better image of something else that I found on the ranch last week. 
Indian paintbrush, my favorite flower.
Have a blessed day !

Saturday, April 19, 2014


 Psalm 107: 8-9

 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
    and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he satisfies the thirsty
    and fills the hungry with good things.

 Thank you Lord Jesus !

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SWEET Things

Yesterday was meeting day at my local quilt guild, Bownwood Quilters Guild 
First rattle out of the box, I got the SWEETEST surprise ! 

 (Yes that's me holding the bag, but I cut myself out...I looked sick !)
My SWEET friend Connie gave me this wonderful bag ! 
You will never believe what she made it out of ! 

 And this SWEET gal is Doris, The Quilting Queen Online Blog 
Yes, we're in the same quilt guild ! She's lots of fun !

And here is 3 SWEETS
The SWEET lady on the left is Alice, she is the oldest active member of our guild. Recently she was sick, and while she was convalescing, SWEET lady #2, Cindy, on the right sent her this pillow she made especially for Alice. And let me tell you,  Alice was proud of it. 
Wasn't that a SWEET thing to do !

OH, yes, are you still wondering what my new bag is made out of ?
Fabric ? NO
 Jute ? NO
 Fiber of any kind ? NO, not really, unless you consider plastic a fiber.

It's made out of plastic grocery bags
I know, I couldn't believe it either !
Thank you Connie, you are so SWEET !

 I didn't get in this one.... but I'm cheering from the side lines ! 
Have a very blessed day my SWEETS.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Ranch Monday

The Ranch Patrol Foreman enjoys the benefits of the weekend rain.

 Have a blessed Monday.