Friday, September 23
I have been enjoying water coloring digital prints and found a nice little card front size pack at Simon Says Stamp. I colored two and make them into cards:
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Tuesday, September 13
Another finished CHARITY QUILT. This baby quilt is being donated to SURMOUNTERS OF TEXAS, the Horse-based therapy program for Military with PTSD, brain injury or other injuries. It takes place at a beautiful ranch in Burleson with more than 35 Gypsy Horses for the attendees to brush, walk and pet. No riding, it is all "in hand". They are having an event in Ft Worth for fun and to raise funds for this program, along with silent auctions, etc.
Here is the quilt:
Wednesday, September 7
A few weeks ago when the very very heavy rains hit Louisiana, my hubby and I were going the back way to our anniversary dinner and we came upon the most wonderful sight.
A flooded cattle field filled with a huge flock of ROSEATE SPOONBILLS with some CRESTED CARACARAS mixed in with them!!! I was thrilled to see them and had hubs pull over so I could take some photos.
You see I grew up in Florida and one of the places we lived was on the bay with a small island that Spoonbills used for their nesting site each spring.
What are CARACARA you ask? They are a very large black and white bird that I is a tropical falcon. Here is a closeup photo from the internet so you can see how they look. In some of my photos you will see a large black bird with white markings, and that is the Caracara.
And internets image of the spoonbill:
The spoonbills range in color from white to light pink to hot pink. Notice their unusual shaped "spoon" like bill. They are water sifters and the bill is perfect for that.
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Friday, September 2
I made a very simple, quick long tv quilt for the flood victims in Louisiana. Many men from our church took all completed quilts with them to one of our churches in Louisiana while the men helped the flood victims tear out drywall, dispose of damaged items, etc. The quilts as well as many more items were given out to those who lost everything with these damaging floods.
A sister in church has a long arm quilting machine and she practiced quilting two solid pieces of brushed cotton with a very thin piece of batting in it. Then she donated it to those of us who are making the quilts for charity. I then put two pretty scrap blocks, one on each side, and bound it in multi color strips.
Thursday, September 1
WOO HOO, September 1 and it is now time to see the Holiday Catalog and order your items from it!! CLICK ON CATALOG PHOTO BELOW.
Wednesday, August 24
I just finished another charity quilt. This one is for a silent auction for Surmounters of Texas, an on the ground horse therapy program for Disabled Veterans. Their facebook page is HERE. The calmness and peace of these sweet Gypsy Horses helps them to open up to each other and counselors regarding their thoughts and feelings, as well as help them to start to heal.
They are having an event in Fort Worth in October and there will be a silent auction there as well as some venders. All are invited and you can see more on their facebook page.
I used the backing to come around to the front as a self binding.
I have a cute little wooden fox photo holder and some fox cards I am making with the fox builder punch that will also go with this little set at the auction.
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