Saturday, June 26, 2010

Free Music Concerts in Azle

Not very many things are free these days but this was and we really enjoyed it with a couple of friends. Thanks, Pat for reminding us about it!

Music in the Park kicked off Friday at the  City of Azle park. The park department is sponsoring a series of summer musical events in Central Park.

One young lady from McKinney in the audience also performed but unfortunately I did not catch her name.

The first one was held on Friday, June 25, with the Terry Family and Saddle Pals performing county and western swing music of Bob Wills, Chet Atkins, Marty Robbins and Roy Rogers. They all did a great job and everyone really enjoyed it, young and "more mature" with a good sized crowd.

The weather was perfect. We did think for awhile that afternoon it might get rained out but the showers came and went and left us with a nice cool breeze and beautiful sunset to enjoy the music by. Thanks to all who entertained!

The free concerts will run from 8 to 10 p.m. Central Park is on Main Street. Parking lot entrance is
next to Azle Masonic Lodge.

The concert series continues next Friday, July 2, with The Razzmajazz Dixieland Jazz Band. Come out and enjoy the music. Don't forget your lawn chairs in case all the seating it taken up!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Quilts for Kids

Quilts for Kids is a very worthwhile program that gives quilts to sick children.

It is sponsored by Downy. The quilt kit that you request contains all
fabric for the quilt top, the backing, and a label along with the
pattern and directions. The only thing you furnish is the thin batting
and thread and postage to send it in.

My DD found the link to it,ordered a kit and made the quilt, added one made from her materials and sent them both in to be loved by a couple of children. She named her quilts "Keeping Faith". She has her second kit now.

I ordered my kit and have finished it.. I was very impressed with the quality and design of the fabrics they sent and that they were already cut. They just needed to be put together. I quilted it diagonally and used a fancy stitch around the edges. They request lots of machine quilting and a zig zag or like stitch around the edge to keep from catching on IV lines.

It was hard for me to decide on a quilt name. I wanted something with my sister's name to reflect her courage during her battle with cancer.

She lost that battle the day after Mother's Day this year. I finally decided on the name "Faith's Light", because she brought light into everyones life.

 I have completed this one, one using a fabric panel that Faith gave to me,  to send along with it. Since this fabric had rainbows in it, I quilted it using a scallop stitch and a zig zag around the edge of it. I really love the sayings on it. " God is the light that fills you with love" and "Each day is God's gift to you, you make it blossom and grow".

I am  sure I will be making more of these but will also check into
other groups as I would like to make something for senior citizens and for our returning hero's - our veterans.