Starting at the Finish with Country Threads – June 2014

June 30 is here, the end of yet another month of 2014. Most of us are in disbelief! The days and weeks are zoooooooooming.

Time to squeeeeeek in my UFO for this month.

Just to record, in case some are reading this blog for the first time. In January 2014 the decision was made to join the Country Threads UFO Game/Challenge. Here is a bit of review: Continue reading

Road Trip to Tennessee

From Lexington, KY to Pulaski, TN is a not-so-long ride.  
Time for three siblings to be together. 
Here we are – Ron Terry, Phyllis Terry Briggs and Judy Terry Linn.
We were born and raised in Ohio.  Ron lives in Tennessee.
Phyl lives in Kentucky.  And Judy lives in Texas.
Let me introduce my brother, Ron and his wife Pat.  This is one (and I have many) of my favorite photos of this visit!  Ron and Pat’s home is so inviting.  There is creativity everywhere and I can’t wait to show you pics from all around their property.
Our motorhome slid right in beside the barn.

Let’s go for a walk around the barn.
Look up.
Look at the porch swing – ready to go to the porch?
Look at the leaning tree!
 Look down! Rock by rock construction.
Can it be said Ron collects golf clubs and balls and…and…
Merry, Happy, and all those celebrations!
And behind the barn is another building yet to explore!
Again, this is one very cool Tennessee barn!
Even though the temps were past 90 degrees, the back patio was a favorite spot!
O – o – I am caught with iPhone in hand.
Stan is finished with lunch. 
 A butterfly came to greet us!
Day lilies were in bloom!
The serenity and peaceful-ness —- everywhere!
In the evening I noticed the lightening bugs and I could not resist!  Childhood memories of growing up in the midwest returned and I had to go catch some of their light!  Hmmmmmm – it seemed easier back then!  How long has it been since you have caught them?  
Can’t say I have seen any lightening bugs in Texas!
This is the jar of lightening bugs the next morning, and yes, I did release them.
Puppy would lead me around the property.

Always a tree down here or there that could be made ready for firewood.
Another building – weathered and beautiful!
What do you think of this rock foundation?

Log cabin design of course reminds me of constructing a log cabin quilt block. 

See why I said I have many favorite pics!  I see creativity and design in all these!
Shall we go inside and see more.  
Not only do Ron and Pat take care of all this property, gardens, etc,
Pat plays the piano too.
I mentioned Ron collects golf, golf & more golf, 
so now you will see some of what Pat collects.
What’s this – fabric?  Pat collects FABRIC!
Yup, you guessed it, she is a quilter!
Let the show ‘n tell begin:
Sorry, Pat, this looks like a surprise pic, but I couldn’t leave this block of the month out.
Again, I know this blog is longer than I expected, but I have to share a few more family pics.

Ron and Pat are here with two of their ‘grands’ Alex and Becka.

Here are the girls!
Pat, Judy, Becka, Phyl and Alex.

Here are the guys!
Jim had already been back to the pond to catch some fish.
Stan and Ron are waiting for golf buddy to come for their day of golf.

And here’s the group:
Ron & Pat, Jim & Judy, Stan & Phyl
Hope you have enjoyed this TN trip and meeting my TN/KY Family!
Love, love, love them!

Road Trip to Kentucky

Texas to Kentucky is a long ride!  But here are many pics that tell it was a great visit!


KY Sis, Phyl lives in Lexington, KY and we enjoyed beautiful breezes on her front porch!
Phyl and Stan built their KY home several years ago – O – SO – Comfy!!!!

 This Lil One is hiding in the front flower bed! Shhhh – thinks we can’t see ‘m.
Welcome wreath to the back yard!
The yard, gardens and blooms are so beautiful – no need for words.
 Surely this Lil One knows we can see ‘m.
Shall we move the tour inside……
As you can see – touring room to room is also a quilt show!
Wanna see Phyl’s studio?
The view is the beautiful back yard!
 Don’t miss that lil red machine in front of the window.  I have a close up of that one coming!
Quilt on wall is SO cute!  Let’s see if I can make this image larger:
For real?  Yes, for real!  Fabric closet is waaaaay too neat!  Let me at it!
Enough of that – let’s see finished quilts.  They are in every room!
How about this to brighten up a powder room!
Looks to me like she actually finishes quilts with those block of the month kits!
What a novel idea!
O look – it is a person!  I realize I have not yet shared pics of KY fam.  Keep scrooling.
Stan is in the breakfast room – and yes, that’s a newspaper in hand – not online news!
The patio door is open to the beginning of another gloriously cool KY day!
Rotating quilts around the house is one of Phyl’s favorite decorating delights!
The side door brings light into the laundry area – and the rwb quilt is on this wall. 
And here is an ‘escape’ block from one of the bom classes!
Gotta show this one larger too.  The fabric is beautiful!
Phyl loves butterflies so here is one of quilts that she actually used some of her butterfly fabric stash.

One more closet that you must see!  Phyl has a STASH of quilts from which to choose when she is in the mood to leave her studio and redecorate the house!
Who hangs a quilt on a closet wall!
O wait, the same Sis who hangs a quilt in her garage:

Now you have to see Phyl and Stan’s family!
Introducing Owen, the newest grandson:
Big Brother Mason and Gramma are playing
 And Big Brother Evan is the oldest!
Cheek to cheek with Aunt Julie!
And the parents of these three grandsons are – Lauren and David Briggs.
 And the next few pics are of the “wrangling” of three grandsons to be in ONE photo!  Silly people!  Why would three boys want to be in one pic and look at one camera!
 Whew!  Let’s move to the patio!  Enough of these kodak moments!
 Just have to add this one.  Gramma has a place in her house where she checks on the growth!
 Uncle Jim and Aunt Judy can ‘wrangle’ this one just fine! 
Owen is easy-goin’!  
 And he grins especially big for his precious Mama!
Well, now this blog is kinda-sorta-long and what do I find, 
but a couple more quilt pics from Phyl’s show ‘n tell.  So I will add these and stop. 
 I will save the Kentucky Horse pics for another day.
How is this for a bright red and white log cabin!
Gee, maybe we should use something else besides a foot to give ‘size perspective.’
These blocks were from a green trade with quilt group!  Lovely!
And this last red and white quilt reminds me that I said earlier 
 take notice of the “red machine” in the studio window.  
Hope you have enjoyed this KY trip and meeting my KY Family!
Love, love, love them!