Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I'm Back!!!

Well, l've been back a little while, but it's taken some to find my feet and catch up with stuff here at home. It was such a whirlwind of a trip, and we saw and did so much in 11 days,  my head is still spinning, trying to process it all. l took a lot of photos, mainly of the quilts at Festival, but l thought l would share these ones first, which really sum up our trip.

The wide open spaces that is TEXAS!!

 We took a drive to Fredericksburg, and found this ranch. Wish we  had known about it
before we left home, as you can stay there.
 We visited on a Saturday, and it was deserted. Fell in love with this church.

                        This is one of the guesthouses you can stay in. Real Western Texan!!

                    Then we took a drive to LBJ's Ranch. We found these on the front porch.
They looked so inviting.  Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

And who can resist taking photos of an eagle!! This was above the front door.

 We stayed at the Stockyards in Fort Worth, and each day at 11am and 4pm,
 they drive these Longhorns down the main street.

We took a drive to Waxahachie to visit Common Threads Quilt Shop,
and while we girls went shopping, our DH's went hunting,

and found these antique quilts for us in the local museum.

We think they did good!!

 We also stopped in at Lone Star House of Quilts,where we certainly helped
 the US economy, and had a wonderful visit with Betsy,
 who l met last year, and the other staff,
who were very helpful, even making coffee for the boys.

Now this photo needs no explanation. This was the main reason why we were here.
And boy, did we have a GREAT TIME!!!!

l will be back in a few days with more photos and some tales to tell!!
In the mean time, l will leave you with this quilt. Its an antique that was on exhibit.

Simply Stunning!

Thanks for visiting.


  1. OH Linda, beautiful quilts. LOVE that eagle!
    can't wait to hear more about your trip and lucky you meeting up with Betsy again and shopping in two of my favorite stores!!!!!!

  2. Wow Linda, welcome back. Glad you had a great time at the Festival. The photos are looking good already. Can't wait to see more - Hugs Nat

  3. Glad you had a good ole' time in Texas!

  4. The Texas towns look just I would imagine them to look like.
    The quilts are wonderful!!

  5. Glad you had a great time in my Texas and in my area. I live in North Richland Hills, Texas just north and east of downtown Fort Worth. I shop at Lone Star House of Quilts and Common Threads Quilting more often than I should. Betsy is a wonderful quilter and teacher. Come back soon.

  6. Welcome back, as good as a holiday is there is no place like home. A ranch stay sounds like a fun thing to do. Lucky you having a friend to shop with. That is the one thing I missed travelling with my husband. He tried "to shop" but it's just not the same!

  7. Welcome back Linda. What great photos!Love that ranch and those Texas views. I showed my partner.. sowing the seed for a possible trip to Houston one day... Those quilt photos are amazing! and I guess that's just the beginning of the tour.

  8. Welcome back, so lovely to hear from you again. Great photos

  9. It was nice to enjoy the Texas flavor vicariously through your great photos. Those antique quilts are fabulous.


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