- I live in the Black Hills of South Dakota with my husband Bill, 3 sons, 2 dogs,, 2 horses-now 1, bottle calves and Chicks. I love to Quilt. I enjoy Horses,Gardening, Flowers, Archery, Camping, Fishing, Bottle Calves and all things with animals. I started sewing when I was 8 for 4-H, and have sewed off and on since. I discovered how fun quilting was over 7 years ago. I still sew on a Kenmore that was a graduation gift in 1981. I have a New Kenmore 385.19, and a Viking 400, a Singer Treadle, a Featherweight. and a Viking Ruby. In February 2010 I purchased an APQS Longarm , and Love everyone of them. I taught my 1st paper-piecing class, it was such a blast!
Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Sturgis Archery Wallhanging
Whew hoo! I got it done. I wasn't sure that I would since I was doing it all as I went. I really like the red, I was hoping it would bring out the flame arrow that was in the center picture. If I had more time I think I would of done a mini meander in the white border to make the pictures pop more, next time maybe....
Now onto my barn blocks...... and guild blocks......
Tuffy and his twin brother
This must be the week for twins..... Calves and now quilts. These I finished up and are another set for Project Warmth. I just did a large overall puzzle piece meander in red So Fine thread.
Close up of the Puzzle Meander
I have pictures from the Chadron Quilt show this last weekend, and the boys' Archery State Meet but will get them posted at a later time. Also my Barn blocks and a couple more quilts. I think there needs to be a couple more hours in my days lately........
Have a Wonderful Day
Thought for the day:
There are glimpses of heaven to us in every act, or thought, or word, that raises us above ourselves........A.P. Stanley
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Yesterday I decided it was time to get the deck stained, and you know how things go .... It was going so well I went on to the front of the garage, doors and all lattice work.(Boy if that isn't a bugger)
Now it's on to the rest of the house, but will take a break today. It's a good thing it's oil stain because we got a shower during the night but it was pretty much dried so all is well.
Archery, am so EXCITED for them!!!
Monday, April 19, 2010
I finished quilting this red and white quilt for project warmth and am just about done with the binding. I did all of the quilting on this one freehand, it was very fun! The lattice work in the border was done by using adding machine tape and when I first started I thought, OH NO what did I get into(or should I say what did mom get me into). Anyways, I continued on with it and I really like how it turned out. On top of that I learned some thing new. Sometimes we just need that extra push. Thanks Mom!!! This one will be ready to go back to Guild tomorrow.
Friday, April 16, 2010
It's been one of those weeks were you start out slow, end up running, onto a roller coaster, and then you swirl wondering when the calm will take affect........
I would like you to meet Misty, the newest addition to our lives.
She came into the world and then her momma meant some complications so she was left mommyless.
project warmth quilt. I finished putting the binding on and will return it this Tuesday.
On Monday we lost a very dear friend of ours Tony Howie, due to a accident at work. He was only 32 and the shock is yet something beyond comprehension. I just keep running thru my head that there is a reason for everything and it's not always for us to understand, he will be sorely missed. He always had a kind word, and never judged, or complained. Forever in our memories.................
I could not end this post without sharing some of our Spring beauty. The tree is our Apricot tree in the backyard. It always blooms beautifully, but we have only been graced with 1 apricot since we moved here. The weather is just to cold at the wrong time, it seems to always freeze right when it blooms. Could it be possible to make it this year? hmmmmm.......
I love these flowers! They are always the first to appear and the late snows and cold weather don't seem to give them any ill effects.
Well, I am headed out to check on baby, then will start some much needed weeding and then want to get the rototiller working on the garden. Hopefully I will be able to have time to get another quilt on the long arm, I brought 3 more home from the Guild for project warmth so have 4 now to do. Am anxious to try out some more designs. Plus, I am hoping to get my block of the week done from Jen's from Cre8tive Quilter.