October 18, 2008

This 'n That in My Life

I haven't posted much this week, so I thought I would give you a little recap of what's been going on in my life the past week. Grab you a cup of good ole coffee or tea (or wine LOL) and enjoy your visit.

Last weekend, we went to the Hill Country to visit family. My older brother is retiring and in the process of moving to a ranch outside of Blanco. Here is a picture of the entrance to the "Rockin' Chair Ranch".

This is a view of the land. It has a number of hills. It is so peaceful and I LOVE being in the Hill Country.

Here is a picture of the windmill. Don't you just love windmills?
We drove the jeep to the highest point of the ranch and here is a view of the lake from the top of the mountain.
And look at these two little cuties, my grandsons. They had a great time exploring the place.

This is a picture of the old ranch house. It is currently under rennovation. I thought I had taken a picture of the wonderful rock fireplace on the inside, BUT, I guess I didn't.

This is the rock walkway to the front of the house and the screened porch.

Of course, we had to have some quilting pictures from this trip! Here is a picture of a double wedding ring quilt that belongs to my sister-in-law. Her grandmother was not a quilter, but she had this quilt made using my sister-in-laws old clothing. I fell in love with it.


That "big boy" is loaded! Not with alcohol -- but loaded on the longarm. It is in the quilting process and is about one-half quilted! I will finish the quilting today and then make the binding. I plan to sit back tonight and watch moves while putting the binding on.

A close-up of one of the blocks.


I had to go to Waco, TX, on Thursday for a meeting for work. Well, I just "had" to go by the quilt store and these are my purchases. Some Thimbleberries fabric that was 40% off (bought 4 yards -- thought it would be a good border fabric) and the red western fabric is going to be the borders for my western string quilt in the making. (Nope, it was NOT on sale.) Then I picked up some new tweezers and some fat quarters from the sale bin.


Laila said...

Hi. Thanks for showing all the wonderfull photos. So different from where I live. :-)
The Double wedding
ring quilt are just great. Somethime I hope to make one for myself....if only.. ;-)

Rhonda said...

KE don't even think about moving....the rest of the Wackies couldn't live without you. Although "there" does seem restful and quiet.

Rhonda said...

KE don't even think about moving....the rest of the Wackies couldn't live without you. Although "there" does seem restful and quiet.

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Loved the photos of the ranch...would so enjoy living back in Texas. Your quilt blocks look great. I am new to longarming...but discovered I am not such a good piecer. Shame.

Teresa said...

Looks like the kind of place I would sure enjoy sitting on the porchin a rocking chair. I was in Waco a couple of years ago and my aunt said nothing about a quilt shop, doggoneit.

QuiltedSimple said...

Love the pictures of the ranch - love the windmill shot! And the quilts are beautiful! Can't wait to see the one totally finished!

MOLLY said...

Thanks for the tour--really enjoyed it. What cute little boys-but Callum looks like he might not be so happy? LOL Maybe just shy. I ditto R about your move. We won't let you go. couldn't live without you. You know that!! Great Post~~~

CathyJean said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and signing up on the followers list! I LOVE your quilt pictures and your home looks so inviting and peaceful!! :) I'm bookmarking you so I can come back and read more.
Have a great week!

Kathie said...

I love windmills too!
loved seeing pictures of where you live.
The wedding ring quilt is beautiful, love the quilt on your frame, some day I will make that quilt too
I love nine patches.