Saturday, November 9, 2013

Prayer Flags for Vicky

Vicky Molina-Flores
11/2/82 - 11/7/12

 It is a year today that we received the news that our daughter Vicky Molina-Flores has left us and went to heaven. I still cannot believe it. It has been a hard year for us and mostly the last few days which would have been her 31st birthday on the 2nd of November.  Her oldest on the 6th. It has indeed been a trying time for us all. Just take a look of the Prayer flags that were made in her honor for her children.

From Mom
From her little brother
From her oldest son
From her Grandmother
From the Molina Family

From her Niece

From her Sister-in-Law

From her Cousin

From her Godmother

From her little cousin

From the Becerra Family

From her Cousin
From her step-mom
From her Dad
From Hannah
From Lauren
From her Cousin Amanda
Postcard from her mom

These are just a few that were hung at her Celebration of life and a few that came in afterwards. She was love by all who were touched by her laugh, smile, a sounding ear and a shoulder to lend on who needed one. She indeed is missed by all who loved her.
Mom and Vicky California 1991

Judith, Texas


Saturday, May 25, 2013

May Flowers in Texas

Today is a great day for sewing in my office/studio. It is raining here today and I keep getting warnings for Tornados in the area on my cell phone.
 Nothing here in our next of the woods.
The rain is all in town, and I just spoke with my mother, saying she was worried about me, when it was pouring rain at her place.
I told her to run into her bathroom if she feels worried.
 I thought my brother stopped by, but he headed back home due to the weather.
I will certainly check on her in a bit.
Before I headed into town to see her this morning, these came in the mail today.
Hexies Flowers from Irene
I was so excited to open my mail, that I forgot my wallet on the table when I saw these beauties...
To view more flowers from The Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap, click here or on the button on my sidebar. 
Thank you Irene.
They are amazing and I love them.
Judith, Texas

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Getting ready for another road trip!

It is a beautiful Sunday morning here in Texas!
We are getting ready to hit the road up to H-town (Houston).
But not before I post a challenge project that I have been working on-n-off.
For the FMQ group and Challenges 2013 on FB, was to  create a greeting card with some FMQ.
I have never done this before, so bare with me.
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Front of the Greeting Card
I took a pencil and color the backside of the drawing from a picture and traced it onto the fabric. I colored in the flowers with Tsukineko inks that I found at a quilt store and at the IQF show last year. After the ink dried, I outline the picture with metallic thread. After awhile, the thread was breaking off while I was FMQ and I would re-thread the machine several , several times.
Then sewed a zig-zag around the mini-quilt three times and added a stamp.
Before I sewed the min-quilt onto the cardstock I used some washable glue stick  (kids glue sticks works fine) to adhere the mini-quilt to the front side of greeting card first.
Inside view of the card
Then stitched it onto card stock which I printed out a poem on the inside of the card. Notice the stitching on the left side where I sewed the mini-quilt on the front of the card.
I added some more flowers on the inside of the stitching and colored in with water colored pencils, outline with a micron pen. I layered the colors after drying each layer and played around with different coloring pencils to get the medium I was looking for. I love the stitching around the flowers.
I used Derwent water color pencils, and also a set from Michaels.
On the backside of the card, I stamped a house and colored in using the same water color pencils.
Hopefully, I will be able to delivered my gift and greeting card to the recipient this week.
If not, there is always the postal service.
Now, I need to finish packing and head out with my WDH on his business trip.
I hope that you enjoyed your visit and wish everyone a wonderful sunny day.
Thank you for stopping by,
Judith, Texas

Friday, May 17, 2013

2013 Warrior's Weekend

As I was heading to the Post Office to mail off one of my projects to my swap partner in Australia. Over 400 Warrior's and family members from all parts of our military services are here for Warrior's Weekend down in Port O'Connor.
Here are a few photos:
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Edna, Texas
Warrior's Welcome to Texas
Warrior's from Fort Carson
Warrior's from Fort Polk

Retired Warrior's
Fort Riley
Waving to the crowd
Patriot rider
More Warrior's riding
Fun ride
From Edna, Texas
 Bloomington, Texas
Drive by Bloomington, Texas
Waving flags
Tomorrow our Warrior's from BAMC (Brooke Army Medical Center) and Fort Sam Houston  San Antonio, Texas will ride thru to meet with the rest of the Warrior's in Port O'Connor on Saturday.
For more information, click here to see a schedule of events.
Welcome to Texas!
Judith, Texas

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Showers in South Texas

Today is the last day of April and we are having much needed April showers here in South Texas.  Makes a great day for sewing in....
It has been awhile since my last post and I have not fallen off the face of earth. Just going, going, going......
Time is passing by so fast and I have quilts in need of some loving grandchildren.  
The night before, I lost the bobbin cover to my Janome.  I looked everywhere with no luck. So, I headed into town yesterday morning to B&B and purchased one. (Yes, just one)
I could not for the life of me find that cover anywhere.

Before I lost my bobbin, I did complete a few projects.
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Photos updated

Front view Honeycomb Pillow
Back view Honeycomb Pillow

Hand stitch view Honeycomb Pillow
I finished my pillow cover for the Honeycomb Pillow Sew-Along that Jenelle from Echinops and Aster is hosting (Excuse the photos)

A Tammy Bag for Mother's Day.

Tammy Bag
I found some purse frames at Joann's Fabric in Corpus for a Tammy Bag Pattern  I purchased on Craftsy, designed by Madame Samm.
This is a Mother's Day gift for (not to mention for who) and hope she will love it.
I have more projects waiting for attention, but I do want to let you know that this week is the start of another Marie Bostwick's Blog Hop for her new book Between Heaven and Texas.

Here’s the line-up:
Monday, April 29 – Marie Bostwick
Tuesday, April 30 – Michele – Quilting Gallery
Wednesday, May 1 – Bonnie – Quiltville
Thursday, May 2 – Pat – Pat Sloan
Thursday, May 2 – Kim – Persimon Dreams
Friday, May 3 – Melissa – Happy Quilting
Saturday, May 4 – Jo – Jo’s Country Junction
Sunday, May 5 – Wendy – Ivory Spring
Monday, May 6 – Victoria – Bumble Beans Inc.
Tuesday, May 7 – Vicki – Quilting Lodge Blog
Wednesday, May 8 – Melissa/Jake – Generation Q Magazine
Thursday, May 9 – Jennifer – Sew Hooked
Friday, May 10 – Jackie – Canton Village Quilt Works

Thearica has the Schedule for Shake your Pom Poms
Today is the last day for Shake your Pom Poms blog hop Madame Samm is hosting along with her Cheerleader Thearica over Pigtales and Quilts.
There are still a few days left on His and Hers MicroMod Sew-Along.
Ideas for Mother or Father's Day gift. 
Click here for the complete schedule.
That's it for today.
I hope that you enjoyed your visit.
Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the blog hops.
Judith, Texas