Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas from Barr

I think I posted this little guy last year, but how can you not smile at this longhorn with Christmas ornaments hanging from his horns.  So goes the theme on my tree.  No formally-decorated tree in this house. From the little bears and angels that Jason and I had on our little tree the first year we were a family of two to the Wee Care ornaments Hayley and Olivia made, our collection of English riding ornaments, and some that remind me of my first Christmas with Howard and the many that have followed, our tree is full of memories. Every year I buck and snort about having to put up the tree, but when I get out our boxes of memories, I'm always glad I did.  Merry Country Christmas from Nancy, Howard, Olivia, the Hayes and Giberts and the Patterson pack of dogs!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Taking a break

I haven't posted a quilt pic lately. I'm actually taking a break from quilting, unless I get caught up with Christmas projects and find a little time on my hands.  I recently did this couch quilt for my friends Randy and Susan Crockett. They live just behind us in a century-old farmhouse. It may not have been the hardest pattern I've ever done, but the scraps from my other colors came from some of my favorite pieces of fabric.  If I fall off the quilt wagon, I'll let you know.