Monday, May 9, 2016

Quilting and Mother's Day

When David was mowing last Friday he found one egg and we thought it was a duck egg but decided it was too small. Then on Saturday when David was working out in the yard he saw Doves out by the fence and he found two eggs now. So we've decided these are Dove eggs. I just hope the darn armadillo that's been tearing up our yard don't get them. Or any other critter we might have roaming around.Oh NO David just checked and there are no eggs. I found one of the eggs on the other side of the yard half crushed tonight! Bummer
Forgot to mention that when we went to Groesbeck a couple of weeks ago we also called a fellow quilter/co-worker who also
 has a place up in Groesbeck. She and her husband built a barndominium that they plan on retiring to  and used a floor plan that David and I keep looking at for a barndominium we'd like to build. We got lucky when we called and they said come on by. First let me say my friend Margaret's 
property is beautiful!. I'll share a couple of pictures of her view 
off her porch that she's shared on facebook. It's very relaxing. 
And second after touring her home I know I love the floor plan and with a couple of tweaks that David and I have discussed it will be the plan for us too. She had a couple her own tweaks in the plan.  It's a miracle David and I may have almost come up and agreed on a floor plan. LOL A few people have wondered if that would ever happen. Thanks to Margaret and her husband David we're definitely closer than we were I think.
When I came home the other day I saw a Postcard in the stack of mail. 

I didn't think much about it until I sorted through the mail and realized it was for me and it was an Art Fabric Postcard. It came from Annie @ FreezeFrame Blog.
OH WOW!   

She told me she'd send me one of her awesome postcards one day but I never knew when it would come. I'd kinda forgotten. I feel very honored to have been lucky enough to have received one. Thank you so much Annie I love it.
Annie is very talented and creates some of the coolest cards.
If you get a chance go check out her blog by clicking on her blog name above. She does some awesome work. She's very creative.

And finally I get to show you my great-nephew Beckett's quilt.
He got it Friday. I got the phone call from my nephew saying Thanks that it's pretty cool. I hope Mr Beckett get's lots of use out of this quilt over the years. I had texted Melissa back when we found out she was pregnant asking what colors she planned on using in the nursery and when she told me I realized I could use my little raccoon fabric and coordinating fabrics I had picked up during a bus trip not knowing what I would use it for when I bought it and Viola' Mr. Beckett. 
My nephew is a hunter so I thought fabric with raccoon's would be a good choice. So this is one quilt my daughter didn't have to help me pick out the fabric. I did it all by myself.  She did help me lay it out. Then after going to quilt retreat my friends Mary Jane and Mildred helped me further and that's this is the layout that stuck.

Can you see the cute little raccoon's peaking out all over the fabric? That small 1 1/2 inner border was a new fabric we found while on a field trip at retreat called Grunge and I added it to the quilt. Grunge comes in lots of colors and it's awesome and this one worked great on this quilt. Love the quilting that my friend Donna @ Donna's Lavender Nest did. If you need anything quilted she's good, priced right and her turn around right now is very reasonable.

This past Wednesday we had a date night and went to Main Street Crossing to listen to Max Stallings and his lovely talented wife Heather.
His great songs, smooth voice and her awesome violin playing and alto voice you couldn't ask for better night. They are so cute together.
I have such a sweet daughter. She came home for one night and day to celebrate Mother's Day early.  With her schedule as a Nurse we don't always get to get together on actual holidays as they come around. 

So Saturday we met up with Mom and Joe a day early for Mother's Day at the Black Walnut Cafe in the Woodlands for breakfast. 
They have a wide variety of food and it's really tasty. The prices aren't too bad either and you don't have to worry about a tip since you place your own order and you pick it up at the counter so there's no waiter or waitress involved.

It was a beautiful day.
Hope everyone else had a lovely Mother's Day.

While I had a Lovely day I know there are several out there that are missing their Mothers such as my Sister's who are missing their Mom my step Mom Carolyn, my Sister in Law who lost her Mother Margaret and then there's my Husband, his Brother and Sister who lost their Mom, My Mother in Law Thelma, who kept me out of trouble around the house and there are many of my friends who have lost their Mom's. I'd like to think their Mom's are looking down from Heaven and smiling knowing what good and loving people they've raised. They say if you whisper to a butterfly it will fly your message to Heaven. I know my message would be Carolyn, Thelma, and Margaret you are greatly missed on this earth.

On that note.... I'm outta here 
Until next blog post.....Hugs and Prayers for everyone for peace and love.


BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Hope the eggs make it! Loving that raccoon quilt.

Annie said...

Hi Carla! Thank you so much for your kind words! I noticed how strange it is that the post office put the cancellation mark on the front of the postcard. I don't think that's ever happened before. Ah well, it's a part of the life of a postcard. Personally I embrace the postal scars. I hope you haven't minded to much. Your quilt is a delight. The raccoon fabric is so fun. Happy belated Mother's Day!

Linda said...

I loved every word and every photo!!! You live an amazing life!!!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Carla. I hope the doves get their egg back and the quilt turned out beautifully. Glad you had a good Mother's Day and have a great weekend..Judy

Handywoman said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the post card...I need friends like that!