Keeping Texas Wild!

While out and about yesterday afternoon, I saw this license plate:

I started to write those folks a note and leave it on their windshield and tell them if Texas isn’t wild enough for them already, I’m not quite sure what they may be wanting.  Snakes in my yard, giant lizards on the fence waiting to attack, vultures living on my utility pole, coyotes howling at night, giant rabbits in the woods . . how wild do they want it?  :)

Maybe I should show them a picture of this beetle.  This is the hugest beetle I’ve ever seen.  That’s a quarter on my porch next to him.  Can you believe the size of bugs and lizards around here?

By the way, Vince asked the other day why there’s a quarter on the front porch and I said “For Comparison!”  He didn’t ask any questions.  I wonder if he knew what I was talking about.

On the other hand, maybe they’re wanting to have a wild and crazy party . . which is what we’re thinking about doing!  Vince is taking off Friday and we may celebrate having all the chickens in their coop.  Maybe we’ll drink a bottle of wine and stay up late . . maybe til 9 p.m. :)

Seriously, Texas is about as wild as I can handle.

Humpty Dumpty

When I get in quilt magazines, after I’ve read through them cover to cover several times, I tear out the patterns I might want to make some day, stick them in page protector pockets and put them into a three ring binder.  Humpty Dumpty appeared in the February, 1998 issue of McCalls Quilting and I loved it and knew I’d have to make it some day.

The ultrasound suggests that I’m having a granddaughter but I’m not going to go on a pink craze just yet.  Humpty Dumpty will be just fine for Adelina or whatever boy name they may have chosen.

I made this pattern once for one of Chad’s teachers . . a 7th grade math teacher who was having a baby.  Now I get to make it for my own grandbaby!

Next weekend is the quilt show in Abilene so I’ll check my black and white inventory and see if I need to do a little shopping.

Day 1 of Boots & Jeans

Our high today is supposed to be 99º, although the weatherman last night said 101º.  I’ll take the 99º over the 101º, though what’s 2º?

To prove to you that I have on jeans and boots . .

I love my new boots!  I feel like a kid who has something new and won’t take it off!  I could hardly wait to get up this morning, and get dressed so I could wear my boots!  :)

Speck’s not real sure what’s going on.  He thinks the boots smell funny.  Just wait til I walk out through the pasture and then come in with them!  Maybe I’ll watch out for those cow pies . . at least til my boots aren’t new any more.

Now . . where’s my horse?  No horse but I am going fire up the longarm and quilt Sweet Treat . . with my boots on!