Monday, April 18, 2016

Howdy Ya'll!

I'm home, but a part of my heart is still in Texas.   Seldom have a I fell for a place like I did last week.  It reminded me of my girlhood in rural Illinois.

Abilene:
Bluebonnets!  A whole field of them.
Feathered Star Quilt Shop in Clyde.  Owner, Shaula, has the cutest things and her displays are so charming!  We had such a fun time.
 I love this old timey post box piece.
Thank you to the ladies of the Abilene Quilt Guild for their warm welcome.  Good luck at your upcoming quilt show.

Midland:
A great workshop with the nice ladies of the Midland Quilt Guild.  Look at the cute houses they built.
They had a wonderful BBQ lunch.  What a treat! with homade food and Texas Pecan Squares - swoon.
I was treated (see what I did there) to a Chocolate Factory visit at Susie's South 40.  This is the world's biggest cookie cutter.  Susie started in her kitchen and now she has a whole factory and ships anywhere.
This is the only time I've been first on a visitors peg board.  That's me near New Haven :)
I pigged out (hehe) at KDs Authentic Bar-B-Q.
A visit to the Petroleum Museum.  It was incredible!
I received a few sweet gifts and shopped everywhere we went.
Wee!  I found great postcards, a pressed penny and even a floaty pen.  Yahoo!
My favorite thing?  The Pump Jack!  I just loved watching them.
I think you can see why I was smitten.  Thanks Texas!
xo

24 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a terrific visit...hugs, Julierose

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  2. I'll be making my first trip to TX this November! I don't count airport layovers. It looks like you had a blast! I love the textile houses.

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  3. I'm so glad you had a great time in Texas! As you may remember, we moved from TX to OR almost 2 years ago. We lived in TX 32 years!! I love the bluebonnets!!!!! We'll be visiting there next month and I'll get to see some of my best friends. Can't wait.

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  4. Wow it looks like you hit the jackpot! The bluebonnets are beautiful I don't think I have ever seen them in person.

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  5. Barb, I loved the workshop (have 8 houses now)! Enjoyed the time I got to spend with you so much and hope you will come back to Texas sometime :-)

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    1. Is the MY pat? I hope to return to Texas too! Thanks for everything xo

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  6. Sounds like a terrific Texas time was had! I have a fondness for Texas myself, more so now that my youngest son lives there.

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  7. Everything's big in Texas, big welcomes and big things to see and enjoy. Glad you had fun.

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  8. I'm feeling the love all through this post. Looks like BIG fun--it is Texas, after all! : )

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  9. Wonderful!! Looks like loads of fun! I'd love to visit that quilt shop - I spy lots of lovely things in there. What gorgeous bluebonnets - great picture of you! I like floaty pens too :0)

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  10. Wowow ! ...What a great and fun week you spent in Texas !! Great gifts and purchases too..
    These will be good memories for you I think... ;)

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  11. What a great week ; so much variety here from that beautiful field of bluebonnets to the amazing cookie cutter !

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  12. I think everyone falls in love with Texas when they visit. I first visited when I was 12 years old ... and told my Mom & Dad that I was going to live in Texas one day. It took me another 10 years, but at 22 I moved to Fort Worth ... and have been here for 31 years and still love it!! I couldn't imagine living anywhere else.

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  13. Wow -- it looks like you had a great time Barb. My heart is in Texas too -- but only because my youngest lives there LOL!!! LOVE LOVE those cute little houses!!!

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  14. We loved having you. You're a great teacher and such a wonderful person.

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    1. Thanks for Everything. You have such a great group of women. xo

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  15. It looks like you had a great time in Texas. Glad your workshops went well. Love all the goodies you brought home.

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  16. Beautiful field of Texas Bluebonnets! Sounds like you had a great time touring and shopping. Cute houses, too!

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  17. Are punny segues contagious in Texas too? *snort* But thanks for all the photos, I love Texas too. Everyone is so friendly! Looks like you had a great time. :D

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  18. I bet Texas loved you too!! Your trip all looks wonderful!! Fancy seeing a real field of blue bonnets, and all the bbq photos made me hungry. Fabulous quilt blocks and quilt shop photos. You find the best postcards!! I love pressed pennies, we don't have them in Australia, so it makes them a special overseas thing.

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  19. What a fabulous trip!! So much to see and do. Your students did so well in building their houses.

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  20. Where are you from in IL? Love your blog and did the bowtie SAL. Can't make up my mind how I want to put them together. They've been up on the design wall for months now and I still can't decide. I know I don't like the way they are now, but the light will come on and I'll get it finished....someday! Laura V.

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  21. A gorgeous photo of you in the bluebonnets... I'd frame that one if I were you :)

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  22. Great houses and looks like you had a great time. Isn't our country amazing - so wide open with so much variety!!

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