Sunday, April 15, 2012

Simply Sunday

Bluebonnets make Texans very happy.

These are right outside the door at Our House in Milford (name of retreat center), where just two weeks ago my friend Jo taught a great workshop.  Check out her posts for 3/29 and 4/4.  She has  pretty bluebonnet photos, too, and more good stuff!  Really, just 2 weeks ago???  What a good week that was...sewing, eating, chatting and all with fabulous friends.

Speaking of friends, mine have rallied to help me out through this rough patch in my life. Their support gives me strength when I feel I cannot take another step.
Have you seen Taryn's quote with her most recent post?  From H.G. Wells...."If you fell down yesterday, stand up today."  Love it.  Can this be my new motto?

Speaking of friends....

My friend Julia, made this quilt for me to teach at our February club meeting at LSHQ.  I teach Jo's Little Women's Club to a rather large group of wonderful ladies.  After telling Julia one of my many tales of woe, she graciously volunteered to make this sweet quilt from a photo in Sandi Fox's book, For Purpose and Pleasure. Julia made 3" blocks.  Thank you, Julia, for helping me out.
In addition to making and teaching Jo's project, each month I offer a project as well.  I used to include a bit of history also, but that has been pushed aside for the time being. 
Now get this, at the same time as I was presenting the little quilt, my friend Kathie, started making the full size version. Please check out Kathie's progress if you haven't already. It is fabulous.
Funny how those of us who are so inspired by antique quilts seem to think of the same thing!

The bluebonnets are almost gone. When they pop up each year we say a cheery 'hello' like welcoming old friends dropping by for a visit. And, when their time has passed, we say a sad goodbye to their lovely, bright blue blooms until next year.
 We Texans count on their visit every spring.

And to you my friends, until next time....
my best


  1. Lovely post! Reatreats are always refreshing as are the Blue Bonnets!

    Hugs, Carolyn

  2. Beautiful mini Betsy. Your friend must be special doing this for you.

  3. Hi Betsy. So excited to see you have a blog now. We met a few years ago at a trunk show you did at Las Colchas. I know all about husbands with health issues, so I feel for you! Hang in there.

    Robin C.

  4. Betsy, I am loving your blog, photos and information. Please keep it coming! I love your little 9-patch and wanted to buy Sandi Fox's book, but Amazon wants only $75 for it...yikes! You'll have to encourage your friend to keep making quilts inspired by it. Thanks again.

  5. One of these days I want to see bluebonnets in person. My Aunt used to live in Tx and would send gorgeous pics of them. so pretty.