Sunday, August 02, 2015
For the benefit...
Today there's a benefit-auction and supper planned for our postmistress who has been receiving cancer treatment this past month. Our community is small, but it is broad, encompassing about a 50 mile radius, and the folks that live here have big hearts as wide-open as the prairie we live on. The community of folks and the nearby small towns where we buy our feed and groceries, tires and boots are all supporting the effort too. It'll be a big gathering at our community hall with all the ladies bringing their best pot luck dishes and most will bring an item or two to donate to the silent auction and the live auction. There will be handshakes and hugs, talk of making hay and grazing livestock, while we eat lots of good homemade food and spread lots of good will. My little contribution will be a set of embroidered tea towels, just perfect for the cowgirl or ranchwife, or for anyone who has a little inner-cowgirl spirit.
I found these vintage cowgirls on Pinterest and then traced them with my Sulky iron-on transfer pen. Now I'm getting lots of ideas about embroidering pictures or photos in black and white, and I'm also thinking about tinting some. For now, these black & white, retro ranch-hands are sporting red lipstick to give them a little spunk.
Prayers and thoughts for Rita today and in the days to come.
"God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble." ~Psalm 46:1