Pecos River Bridge near Langtry, TX. This is where they hiked on Friday. We often stop at this overlook when in that area.
Can't wait to see all his pictures, he has some new lifers and a few that are rarely photographed in Texas! Good trip for him-he gets home today and a great few days for me to spend time sewing and sorting through years of "stuff"! Tilly and Tiki did find it necessary to remind me that they were home and wanted to go chase squirrels in the back yard!
Earlier in the week I had watched a u tube video from Jordan fabrics-Jelly Roll Drag Race. Loved the way theirs turned out so decided to give it a go. They used a full jelly roll in theirs. I had a very tropical looking one that was a roll of 24 and decided to use it. It is not trimmed yet to even it up. I think I will add a border to the sides then one all the way around. It will certainly brighten up someone's day!
On this on they have you cut your strips in half and then insert a 6 1/2 inch strip when sewing them together. Then you get a diamond effect. The one they show in the video finished is really nice.
You know those waste HSTS triangles we always make and cut off and save for another day? AS I said I have been sorting through years of stuff!
I think the ones in the top bin are all Halloween. The bottom and assortment of what ever
Left overs from Pineapple Passion quilt. the Bonnie Hunter freebe
The bagged ones are from a red and cream quilt. The others from a lot of various snowball swaps. And yes there are a lot more than these!!!
As I was sorting through scraps and plastic bins I would need to take a break and sit for a while. A good time to sit at the machine and make more Nine patch-Straight furrow blocks. I would sit and sew 2 blocks each time using the leader/ender method. This is a picture of 10, but 12 are made to add to the pile.
Almost forgot-got the first blocks made for the Kaffe mystery. No pictures, not every one has their kits! You will ust have to take my word!!!!
We had the upstairs (my sewing areas) remodeled in 2016 and am still going through stuff as I put it back. That means bins and bags of stuff. Earlier I had found a container of 2 inch squares sewn together in pairs. Could not remember why. Was it mindless sewing in the motel while they were making dust in the house or was there a plan. Earlier this week I found a bag from that motel stay and it had 2 of Bonnie Hunter's books with pages marked. I think I found my answer. I have a long way to go to get enough of these eventually into 9 patches but they will now be next to the machine and used as leaders/enders! I believe I have mentioned I am not the most organized person in the world. Never will be but maybe better by this time next year!
On another note-did get the tomatoes and some herbs finally planted earlier in the week. Also bought some new perennials for the beds. Looks like we have a good crop of butterfly weed sprouting again as well. Most of our new plants from last year made it through the really cold snaps we had but not all. Still giving the ones not showing life a little more time before we replace. Sometimes they surprise us and it just takes a little while to start leafing out.
Busy day a head and Galen gets back today. That means dinner!