I’ve been thinking about this area all day. Working on applique has left me with lots of time to think.

All those beautiful old houses, and large old trees…

The Houston area feels a bit like home, like an old friend. A friend in comfortable clothing, who’s easy to embrace. A friend I can picture in my mind long after I leave. One that I’ll visit again as early as this October, God willing.

I hope and pray that the storm will spare this wonderful friend.

It was 3 years ago last October, when we made the trip to Galveston after Quilt market. It’s a short drive from Houston, maybe 1/2 hour. It took almost a half day to get there because we had to stop at all the quilt shops along the way. The Galveston area has a lot of old, historic houses. The kind that take your breath away. We got out of the car and walked the streets of Galveston taking pictures. It was so inspiring!

Now that the people from this area are evacuating, fearing for the worst, please remember them in your prayers.

And say a prayer for all the little animals…

And the people who have made this beautiful area their home.

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  • Red Geranium Cottage - Well said Anne!! We too went to Galveston during a market a few years ago. I love going there. Our prayers and good thoughts are with them.ReplyCancel

  • Peddlecar Quilts - I love those old houses, makes you want to curl up on the porch with a book. We will all pray that Ike is kind and doesn’t destroy. Some things just can’t be reproduced!ReplyCancel

  • CJ - I am praying for those in the path of the storm. The houses you have shown us are just GORGEOUS!ReplyCancel

  • nicolette - I love to see these houses that are so typical American to me!

    I hope everybody, all animals, nature and houses will survive Ike!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - Beautiful homes! Please stay safe everyone!ReplyCancel

  • Living on the Spit - THose photos are stunning and I am praying for all the people affected by these storms. This was a wonderful post.ReplyCancel

  • prettywithribbons - Thanks for the beautiful pictures. We will certainly keep those people in our prayers, and esp. for those who are unprepared and unprotected.ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn - I’ve never been to Galveston and had no idea it was so beautiful. I have a dear friend whose son and his family have evacuated from Galveston to her house right outside of Houston. They’re afraid they won’t be safe there either. What an awful storm Ike is! Prayers are going out for the whole region…ReplyCancel

  • rachel griffith - oh how beautiful!!!

    wonderful pics.

    i especially love the stones…how cute is that!!!ReplyCancel

  • brigita - oh my! what beautiful homes.
    when my little family says our prayer tonight, we’ll say one for all the other little families in the path of the storm.
    i can’t say that i’ve ever wanted to live in texas before but those homes are gorgeous. i want one of the ones with a porch! you can come over for lemonade when you’re out walking your furbabies! it’ll be in a little pitcher on the small table.ReplyCancel

  • Nanette Merrill and daughters - Wow those homes are so lovely. I’m sure the people inside them are all good folks. We wouldn’t want anything to harm there.ReplyCancel

  • Linda - Keeping everyone 2 to 4 footed in my thoughts & prayers! The kids (wow – even in a public school mind you!) had a moment of silence yesterday for 9/11 and today a moment of silence to honor those in the path of destructive weather.ReplyCancel

  • Mary - I haven’t been able to watch a single minute of the hurricane coverage (and we have watched a LOT) without thinking of these beautiful homes.

    Thanks for giving me a “face” to focus my prayers on.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - Omigosh – those pictures make feel all the more anxious for Texas! What charming, beautiful homes – I just pray they aren’t totally ruined.ReplyCancel

  • Sweet Cottage Dreams - I have never been, but my father told me I would love Galveston. Thank you for sharing these photos with us. Dad was right, I would love the old homes there. Such great old homes…praying their walls were strong!!


  • Jennifer - Those houses are beautiful!

    I am also from the Houston area. We just moved here two years ago. When we moved here I never imagined anything like what happend this last weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Shivi - I live in Australia and I have never seen houses like those, they are just so beautiful, my eyes are litrerally watering. They are just so amazing, I have to go to America, honestly I think I should have been born an American not an Australian!
    And those poor people having to evacuate their beautiful houses!!!