Sunday, January 25, 2015

Patchwork of the Crosses

Our winter travels have taken us away from the beach and to the middle of Texas ranch country. We are in the middle of long horn cattle country surrounded by sprawling live oaks that stay green all year.

Out one window of our camper is a tree loaded with mistletoe.

Out another window we frequently see deer.

We have had two to three weeks of cold weather, and while we are thankfully not shoveling snow we have been inside for several days because of wet drizzly weather. I have been doing a lot of stitching. Patchwork of the Crosses has been a great small space project. I happened to have packed a small piece of batting and it is a nice work surface to hold the individual pieces in place while I am stitching. I do not get fussy cutting elements in every block, sometimes working on getting different colors and pattern variations in the mix of blocks. I have 22 blocks finished here are my most recent ones:

When the weather clears we try to get out for walks. There is a nearby lake and the other day we went there to go out on some of the hiking trails. We were given the following flyer at the park gate and my husband and I had a little nervous chuckle over it.

We cautiously proceeded with our walk and this is the only wild life we spotted that day.

That is not an alligator with it's mouth stretched open, just an Ibis wading in the shallows and it's reflection in the water.

Happy Stitching all!




  1. Your crosses look great. And what a nice place to camp.

  2. Lovely crosses. I have the Lucy Boston book and after my hexies are done I will try this one. Did you sew them over paper pieces or just hand sew? I love your colorways...very nice. hugs, Julierose P.S. thanks for the great tour...

  3. Love all your crosses. Nice trip you are having.

  4. I'm glad you are enjoying your trip! Your Lucy Boston blocks are lovely! I especially like that first one :0)

  5. Love your POTC blocks...they are stunning! I recognize some of the fabrics that you used to fussy cut your pieces. I used a few of them in my Civil War Bride quilt. I feel a new quilt coming on!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!