Thursday, August 26, 2021

Time for some Music ...quilts. etc

I do believe David is getting the hang of retirement. When he's not planting plants, mowing, chasing critters and sweating his butt off outside he's finding us more places to go listen to music.  

On 8/12 we went to the big town of Thorndale to have some burgers, beers and listen to music. It was an outdoor venue and the weather played nice. It was a tad warm if you were in the sun but we found a shady spot. We've passed by this place many times but it was never open and David found something on FB I think about Schroeder's being open and having live music so off we went. The beers and burgers were real tasty.
Our entertainment for the night was JT Stubbs. He has a band but they weren't there this night. He was pretty good. We'd like to try and catch him and his band playing somewhere one day.
Here's a sample of music alone.
8/13 Friday we were out running errands and our last stop was the Antique Rose Emporium. David wanted to pick up some more of the Belinda's dream roses to finish off his landscape plan for this particular rose. It was dinner time so we decided to hit the Independence General Store for dinner. We stopped in one day a few weeks ago and learned they had fried catfish dinners on Friday so we stopped this time to check it out.  
Now tonight's entertainment was a little more low keyed but still entertaining. LOL
This goat finally ended up in the feeding trough and walking around in it trying to get as much of the grain possible. She didn't want to leave anything behind. The chicken hopped in next but I was busy eating by then so no picture.

 But here's our plate of food. It was very very yummy. I would rate it right up there with one of our favorite places called Crossroads Tavern in Cat Springs kind of good. 
This was seasoned perfect and their hush puppies were fried just right. Yum Yum
8/17 Tuesday We took a drive to Alleyton to visit our friends the Prudhomme's. I had a present and care package for Sylvia. We hadn't seen them in a while so I made sure they had time for visitors.
My friend Sylvia is fighting breast cancer with faith, strength, positivity and is upbeat. She was feeling pretty good the day we visited. I presented her with a quilt I had just finished. I hope it provides her warmth and hugs of love when she needs it. I felt bad because I made her cry but at least it was tears of appreciation and happiness.  I also gave her a few things for a post surgery care package. I have finish a few things for it but I have a few weeks to get a seat belt and neck pillow to her. The picture of me and her was taken months ago. She's a very special person. Her husband Larry and David worked together and we've all become very good friends.

 Our sweet silly Lilley loves her pumpkin. We started putting puree pumpkin in her food to help her sensitive tummy and she loves it. The ritual at her dinner time if there's pumpkin involved to to prance around the kitchen island and bark until she get to lick the spoon. She keeps her eyes glued to the bowl as David carries it outside where she eats. But she gets into her dinner.

 So I have actually been working on a quilt for myself in between baby quilts. I have 2 more of those to complete. One is almost done but no pictures until finished and in the hands of the recipient. lol. So one of our guest bedrooms is called the Texas Room. The quilt on the bed now I like but it's not one I made so I can always swap them out if I get tired of the one I'm making. The one on my design wall is made of blocks with bluebonnets and or wildflowers. I've got five rows sewn together. Row 6 is together and row 7 is on my machine. It's 9squares across and 10 down. It will be enough to go on the queen size bed.
I see one block I might want to rip out and change but then again maybe not. This quilt has been in basket to be sewing together for 2 years.  It's time to get'er done and on the bed.

Well that's it for now. 
Until next blog....
Friendship is sewn with love and measured with kindness.



BillieBee (billiemick) said...

You guys have so much fun! Love your post.

Linda said...

I LOVE hearing about your days! Sometime y'all will have to come here and we will have a cook out and Louis Dean will play music for us. I am trying to find some musicians that like folk and country music like he does so he will have people to play and sing with.
David finds the BEST places!! And that rose emporium? I need to know more about that! Louis Dean is looking for roses....and not the knock out variety.
Your quilts are all so special - no wonder your friend teared up. I will add her to my prayer list just as soon as I close this comment.
Looking forward to seeing you on my birthday!!!
Love and prayers.....

Handywoman said...

You stay so busy and have so much fun. Soon I will be doing the same :) when I retire anyway. I'm glad to see you are still quilting and enjoying sharing your quilting adventures. Keep up the fun and post.