Sunday, September 20, 2009

Medina County Fair Jackpot Quilt Block Contest

Judge it for yourselves, comments welcome, however be nice... it's been a long day.

Yes, my pretty block with curves came in last at the Medina County Quilt Show. This was a money prize and I was sure I was going to win after seeing that none of the competition had even attempted curves. The judges remarks state that my block has poor stitching, poor tension, poor thread color choice, poor seam allowance, poor handling of bulk, poor junctions, poor points, poor curves, poor grain and use of fabric... in addition the judge claims that my work has major errors and is distorted. When I picked up the block this afternoon I asked if the Medina County Fair used a certified quilt judge. "Of course not" said the smug lady from the Medina County Quilt Guild "that would cost too much".

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Medina County Fair

My niece Julie and her son Jacob visit the bee keeping exhibit with me at the Medina County Fair. My nephew Jacob is ready to be recruited we need all the bees we can get.

South Texas Democrats

The Medina County Fair was this weekend. As always I was happy to see my Democratic friends from Lytle. Democrats are a rare breed in this part of the country we tend to stick together.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tarpley Labor Day Parade

Daughter & grand daughter visited with us LaborDay weekend. What fun! We attended the Tarpley Texas Volunteer Fire Dept. Labor Day Parade. My favorite was the truck complete with it's own sheet metal rain cloud, drum simulating thunder and splattering us with water guns. We Hill Country Texans have been desperate for rain for two years now. We even got some rain after that rain dance.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Prayer Blankets

Our church St Stanislaus in Bandera and its mission St Victors in Lakehills, Texas both have prayer blanket ministries. The blankets are mostly small, usually less than a fabric length squared. They are prayerfully made, blessed, then distributed my ministers of the sick and bereavement. They come with a little booklet that says, "You are covered with prayer" on the front, and sometimes a hand beaded rosary if the person is Catholic made by "His Holy Face Chaplet Makers" also from St. Stans. It took me two weeks but I made 24 blankets with a portion of my stash. I like to put crosses on mine, but everyone makes them different. I Still have some organization to do in my beloved sewing room but now..... I think I have some room for some new fat quarters.