We made a fairly impromptu trip to the ranch for three days and two nights last week. While there I quilted the Civil War Chronicles quilt. It is ready for its final trim and binding. Even draped over the frame, it is so large (108” square before quilting) I could not get a picture of the complete quilt. This is probably as large a quilt as my machine can accommodate. I had to trim down the backing to 115”, which is the width of my leader cloths, and remove the stylus attached to the frame so the machine carriage could travel every available inch on its tracks.
Our temperature highs were in the 80s. This is very mild weather for January, even in
I took this photo at sunset from our front porch. The antenna you see, or perhaps its predecessor, was erected as part of the communications network put in place when Lyndon Johnson was President and spending a lot of time at his ranch and other getaway sites in this area. Today it is used by a television station, cell phone company and others.
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