Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015
This past week I got to take a little trip to Kansas City, MO to deliver quilts to friends.
The quilts were made for the daughters of my dear friend Dee who passed away last November. The family was our first friends when we moved to Houston back in 1988 and we've remained close all these years. I thought Texas themed quilts would be appropriate to remind the girls of their mom and our former home in Texas.
Both girls live in Kansas City now. Here they are with their quilts,
While there, my dear husband suggested we go on to Hamilton! MO, home of Missoiri Star Quilt Company.
Then, we visited the World War I Museum in Kansas City. My grandfather fought in the trenches in France and the museum really brought that to the forefront of my thinking. Freedom is not free! Grandpa never talked about it but now I think I understand why he was so quiet. The museum is well worth the trip.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Even though most people think that Okalhoma is a wild place with dust blowing everywhere and a tornado at least every other day, it truly is a beautiful place to live. At least it is here in the Northeastern part of the state known as "Green Country". This spring has been especially green because we're getting "normal" rainfall after three or four years of very low rainfall. In fact, last week we got 7 inches of rain! That's more than we've had all summer long in some recent years.
Creeping Phlox and a very cute little Easter Bunny!
The double peonies which just finished blooming. The smell is heavenly!
Irises in my mom's front yard in MO. My niece was sweet and sent me this picture for Mother's Day. I have starts of these flowers but mine didn't bloom much this year.
One of my mom's violets. This is the first time it has bloomed since she passed away in 2009.
By now you've probably guessed that my favorite flowers are the pink/purple ones. Strange, because my favorite color is red.
Well, it's raining again. Hopefully, there will be no tornadoes. I've never seen one and I don't want to start now!
Saturday, April 4, 2015
I haven't done a lot of sewing this week....a little bit of hand appliqué and my turn with a round robin my stitch group is doing. The light blue and yellow was the first round and I added the rest.
I attended the funeral of a dear friend and a member of my stitch group. I've known her since 2001. A huge loss for us, but heaven's gain. Can't you just see the love and joy she brought us?
Coleen loved birthday parties, especially hers!
As I go to bed tonight, I look forward to celebrating my risen Lord! I love Easter and all that it means! I'll leave you with a little glimpse of the past. Easter 1959. I loved it then I love it now!
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
When my quilt "Red Dresden" was accepted to be a part of the Ruby Jubilee 40th Anniversary Exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Houston last fall they asked permission for it to travel to three other shows in 2015. The Chicago show is the first. If anyone goes, please take a picture and send it to me.
And now the red and white exhibit is so popular there have been multiple requests to have it shown at other shows and museums. So guess what?! My quilt will continue traveling throughout 2016. If I don't get to go to any of the shows where it will be shown I won't see it again until December 2016. Scary, uh? But also very exciting!