I love these bright greens of early spring.
Today’s #igquiltfest —i like solids and have a nice stash but so far have made only four quilts that are all solids—two pictured here. The first one is the wedding quilt for my daughter and son-in-law and the second was auctioned for charity. “Jocks” is the nickname for my son’s outfit in Texas A&M’s Corps of Cadets. My son helped me design this with their logo and colors because I wanted to be sure the students would bid it up, and they did!!
Still catching up on #igquiltfest —these are machines and spaces. First, my janome in my combo office and sewing room space, then my Singer 201 in the kitchen, then my Featherweight in its table in the living room, then my Singer 301 in the kitchen, finally my White 77MG which is now also in the living room. As you can see, the entire house has become sewing space. Sometimes the featherweight goes on the front porch so the outside becomes sewing space.
Evidently it’s laying season again.
This is a view from “my chair.” The buds on the oaks around my house will be putting out blooms any day now. The phoebes have a nest on top of a light fixture just to the right of this scene so they use those two lowest branches as their front porch. They’ll raise at least two broods, and often three. This is probably the seventh year I’ve been watching this particular nature show.
Things are starting to bloom in Spring Creek: first is rosemary, second is algerita, third is wild plum.
The goldfinches are slowly turning yellow. I hope they complete their color change before they migrate away from me.
After traveling most of the past week, I’m finally home and playing catch-up on the #igquiltfest ...I’m Cathy and I’ve been making things my whole life. I live in a ranch in the Texas Hill Country with my husband, Macy, two dogs, one donkey, one sheep, 30 chickens, and lots of wildlife. Macy and I have a wildlife and habitat consulting business and I have a sewing machine repair and restoration side gig. We also have two adult children who both say I turned them into fiber snobs...🤷🏻♀️
Seen at the Ranching and Wildlife Expo at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo: a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake, a Timber Rattlesnake, and a Mexican Chirping Frog. It was great fun talking to kids and adults about the animals.
Our first visible sunset in a week and it was well worth the wait! The last pic is cows in the fog yesterday afternoon (@jeffcityknitter ). We’ve had seven inches of rain the past week which we desperately needed, but it was so nice to have some sunshine today.
We came home from Marble Falls to find our county road flooded and our front pond running over. Thanks for sending the rain, @helenmidgetgemquilts and @mrs_moog ! We still have a huge pond to fill so keep sending it!
Yesterday we toured the ranch and found these two boys having a spat. They were so bent on fighting that they totally ignored the truck, two humans, and two dogs, but at least responded to my husband making hen sounds.
Time to fill up the office finch feeder. They get cranky when it gets this low.
This is Rosie’s lounge. She’s protected, but can keep watch over me while I’m in the kitchen or living room.
Two girls, two sofas, one cool and cloudy Sunday afternoon.
An answered prayer outside this window. My weather station is out there on my chicken run—almost an inch and a half of rain this morning!