Monday, November 14, 2016

Red and White with Blue on the Back

Yes, I got off the track again. I started a jelly roll race of some fabric I had bought a while back from Connecting Threads. I bought several of the strips sets and couple of fat quarter packs of the same line. Typically, there is only one of each design in the set, so it's not that many per sampler.  I do like red, as you know and with this blue Jinny Beyer backing, it should be fine for the USO. We are still trying to get more made for them. Cold weather is coming. Even to Houston!

Overall, I'm pleased with how it turned out. I think soldiers will enjoy covering up with this one. At least I hope they will.

Buddy had his two week check up and is doing very well indeed. I am so thankful.

Marilyn the chicken may not be doing so well if she doesn't learn some caution around young Buddy. He's pretty sure she would be fun to play with, but I doubt she would survive it!

Please ignore the rampant weeds underneath, but isn't this poinsettia pretty! It was one of last year's Christmas decorations. Afterwards I planted it outside and it seems to be in a spot that lets it color up nicely.

Mr. Muddling discovered this little crab spider when he was walking Miss Lady. When he (who HATES spiders) says it's pretty, you know it's got to be pretty special.

We are gearing up around here for Thanksgiving. My sister and her husband from Colorado will be here to help us feast. I'm looking forward to a good time and plenty of good food!

I do hope you are having a good week so far, filled with lots of good things to do, see, and eat!

Hugs and kisses,

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Quilt Festival Houston, 2016

Mr. Muddling and I took a little field trip to the George R. Brown Convention Center this morning to take in at least a little bit of the Houston Quilt Festival. It really made me laugh that this was one of the first quilts I saw. The title is, "Make More Qlts - U and I Can Do It!", by Cathy Fussell. I definitely agree!

I have to be real honest and say that the Kaffe Fassett, "Bold Blooms" display was my favorite of all. The quilts and the fabrics from his collective are just always so happy to me, and I like happy!

This one was gorgeous! It's "Leafy Applique", a collaborative effort by a group of expert appliquers here in Houston to realize Kaffe's vision for a traditional applique quilt based on a Bird of Paradise antique quilt.

There were also clotheslines full of exquisite antique children's clothing.
For you hexie fans, this one is called, "Happy Birthday", made by Yumiko Tanaka of Tokyo. She said she made it in gratitude for her husband's healthiness on his 75th birthday. Just stunning!
Also on display were ten of the sections of the 9/11 Victims Memorial Quilt. 

There are so many wonderful things to see, If you ever get a chance to take it in, I strongly recommend you do!

it's another beautiful day here. We have some rain forecast for the next few days, but that's okay - we need it. I hope you're having a really good weekend full of things that make you happy! It's a beautiful world the Lord has given us to enjoy. I'm thankful.

Hugs and kisses,