Some photos taken outside today - here is the view that I have when I'm walking out of my gauge. Can you see that tiny little peek of red leaves?? I'm so glad that the land owner didn't bush-hog that away the last time he came thru as it's my only colorful tree for me to look at for fall. My part of Texas just isn't very colorful for this time of year. Pitiful isn't it - but I really do enjoy those few red leafs!
I love that our neighborhood is right in the middle of town but that our home is on the backside of the neighborhood and we only have houses across the street and one home to the left of us... Directly behind us and to the right of our driveway we are surrounded by nothing but pasture....acres and acres...
You may have seen my post last night, and I really thought I'd be getting my Christmas Lights done, but I was too tired to do the back and forth limbo from the sewing machine to the floor to pin and sew borders on so I waited until today to do that... thankfully the twins enjoyed a show while I sewed and then after lunch time they went down for their nap and I could finish up.
As you can see, as planned I didn't go buy any large print of red/green fabric to use for the largest border - but unlike my plan to use the red... I had to go with the black b/c I was 17" short of the red. But I think it turned out GREAT! ;)
The sun didn't' come out but someone else did... can you guess... take another look.
see those black dots in the background behind my quilt thrown over the BARBED wire fence (what was I thinking?? - so glad it didn't hang and snag the fabric or get caught in the loose threads of this top)
Did you guess cows??? Yep I was lucky to get their photo today! The land surrounding us is so large that we don't see them everyday but rather maybe only once a week!
What is it about cows that they can't help but be nosey and stare at you the whole time you are near them? I grew up on a small farm in KY - and remember standing there just looking at them as in a stare down... never did I win :P Probably b/c as a kid I would give up and go play in the sandbox or something more fun that staring - but I did give them a good 5 minutes or so before I gave in.
Shoot, they pose FIVE THOUSAND times better for me than my own kids do! Think people would notice if I just took their picture for the Christmas card instead this year? :P
and here is just one more of those beautiful red leaves... The trees behind the cows have an orangish tint to them when the sun is brighter - but today was rather cloudy. Still in the high 70's - not cold at all despite the no sun...
Speaking of cows... I talked to Daddy and Clara over the weekend, and my Daddy sold all of his cows last weekend. First time in my life that he's had no cows at home, but he has been considering it for a long time and thought it was time to get rid of them... I think it was a good choice for him. I guess now when he comes down to Texas to visit there won't be any rush to get home to make sure his cows didn't get out or not! ;)
And because I don't like to cut and resew back together the same fabrics with large prints for backing fabric - I hate when they have an obvious don't match up line... I'll use some of my scraps and pieces to put a strip of them in-between the two large pieces of snowmen ;)
I can't wait to get this on it's way to Maine for Miss Margaret to get it on her longarm machine!
EDITED TO ADD -
I'm so excited that this WHOLE quilt front and back was made using STASH!!! I did collect the scrappy 4 patches thru a swap I hosted but the ones I made to swap were all from my stash so I'm counting it as 100% stash! ;) Whooo Hooo! ;)
Love from Texas!