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.
(click on the picture for a better view)
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