Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Texas

I love Texas.  I wasn't born here, but I've been here for a long time, and there is still so much to this state I haven't seen.  The picture above is from a book by Wyman Meinzer entitled "Texas Hill Country".

Wyman Meinzer's West Texas from Wyman Meinzer on Vimeo.


Wyman Meinzer has been named Texas State Photographer by the Texas Legislature.  Looking at his photographs, you can tell that he loves Texas, too.  Everyone has their own idea of what Texas is, and we're all wrong and we're all right.  It's a big place, and it's a lot of things to a lot of people.  I truly  hope that those of you who haven't yet had the pleasure someday soon get to visit.  There's a lot to see.

Speaking of things I like to see - I got a lovely package in the mail today from Connecting Threads.  They have some really nice fabrics (these were all on sale!!), and I love their thread.


As one of my no-blog friends recently discovered, a stash is a wonderful thing.  Especially when it means that you don't have to go out shopping in this heat!


 I have one row sewn together on this quilt.


And lots more strip pieced units that need to be cut apart and pressed and then sewn again.  You know the drill.


I'll leave you with another photograph from the book.  The Texas bluebonnets really do look like a blue sea in places in the Spring.  Just beautiful!

I do so hope you are finding lots where you are that makes you happy!

Hugs and kisses,

10 comments:

  1. Thank you for the look at Texas. Your geological formation and some flora and fauna may be different from where I live, but lots of similarity; eg - windmills, cattle, yucky snakes and all associated with them. The quilt is looking very good.

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  2. There she goes! Whipping out another quilt -- you're amazing Ms. Elaine! Fortunately for me, I've been to beautiful San Antonio and Austin (and Ft. Hood but we won't talk about that LOL) 'cause if I had to judge Texas on being stuck in the convention center for market, I wouldn't be very excited about it! ;-)

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  3. Well, I'm sold! I'll come visit anytime! Mmmm.... not really anytime.I can sit and look at books like that forever when the photography is so good! And that's as close as I will get for a while - no trips planned this year!
    Interesting quilt happening here. I will have to wait patiently to see what happens.

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  4. Thank you for the lovely aspects of Texas. :) Makes me smile. …and I'll be but you have more happening in that sewing room! :) Yippie.

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  5. I've been through Texas twice. The first time I traveled across the whole state thinking this place is huge! When we moved out here we went through the top western portion in a complete fog, couldn't see anything. I have a sister in Houston. You'd think I would get over and visit but haven't yet (i'm so bad).

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  6. I've been through Texas twice. The first time I traveled across the whole state thinking this place is huge! When we moved out here we went through the top western portion in a complete fog, couldn't see anything. I have a sister in Houston. You'd think I would get over and visit but haven't yet (i'm so bad).

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  7. Your string quilt is very pretty and I really like the "burnt orange" one on your design wall. I can empathize with you on the heat situation. it's been close to a hundred every day in Tunisia too. Your garden looks great despite the heat.
    best, nadia

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  8. Don't you just lovce quilt stuff in the mail..... I'm waiting for a package now.....Makes you love the mail man.....

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  10. Knowledge is our greatest tool. People like us from overseas probably know Texas as BIG. However it is in the quiteness of places that we see beauty and no other beauty could be better than the field you displayed.

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