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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!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

It's hard to believe another Summer is about over and school is about to begin....
I intended on blogging more this summer but life continues to be Super busy and never happened.
This is a quilt I quilted for a gal I use to work with
 I did an allover swirl design
 Here is the back also, don't you love the great use of leftover fabrics in the back.
 This is the back of another quilt I have quilted for a gal.
 The hearts were all appliqued on and she wanted an allover design quilted, so I chose the entertwined hearts design....
 Another view
This one is a quilt my cousin made for her Niece as a wedding present...Keep in mind that she had never made a quilt before.  While on a trip to Hawaii she seen this material and fell in love with it. She decided to make a twister quilt with it.......
 Her very first quilt and all she had was the tool, No Pattern she came up with this on her own....
 And the blue with flowers is what she made for the back of the quilt! I love it too!
She had me quilt this for her and chose to have an allover Ribbon design quilted on it.

After we attended the 4-H State Shoot, the boys qualified at it to go to National's. Carl with his Recurve Bow and Casey with his Compound Bow, the following are a couple of pictures while we were at Nationals. It is such a neat experience....
Many disciplines wee represented and many states, I believe there were over 500 kids.
 Carl shooting in Recurve
 Casey in the orange, head to another target
At Nationals thru each discipline they award Ribbons to the top 10. Carl was eighth in Recurve 3D.
Yeah! Carl!   Casey place 52 overall. We are so proud of both boys! They are in a class of shooters that are top in the Nation.     While there we met many people from all over the US. What a wonderful experience and they have made many friends who they are still in touch with via text ad etc..
Well I just wanted to do a quick check in My goal is to stat blogging at least once a week, I pray that everyone has a Wonderful and Blessed week.  May you all got that moment for some you time....

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Our Newest Family Additions......and another UFO Flannel/Minky Finish....

Well it started out with the FFA class needing to find a home for some.....Chicks... And then it ended up with Carl buying some to bring home so Yep Sunday we became owners do 12 little "Cluckers" or I this case maybe I better say "Chirpers"
 Enjoying the Warm outdoors

 This Black one is Ferdinand
I have managed to finish up another UFO.
This one was also a sample for the LQS and just needed to get it quilted and the binding on. Managed to finish it up this weekend. Yea ME!
It is a Flannel 5 Yard Quilt with a Gray/Black/Red/White Plaid Minky on the back. On this one I quilted it with a Feather allover design.
I was hoping to have two more UFO finishes to post, BUT though I took them with when we went campingto bind  this last weekend I neglected to work on them.  BUT it was OH SO relaxing!
 5 Yard Flannel Quilt. Quilted this with Feathers design
 Close up of Feather design on Front
 A Plaid Minky Back
Back of the Flannel Quilt- Minky Fabric.
Well that's all I have for now....I am loving getting back into blogging, and finishing up some UFO's. I recently did a UFO count and came up with 37 since I started working back in 2010 soooooo... have vowed to change that to a very minimum!!
Have a wonderful Evening!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Boys and their Toys.....

Last Month the boys were doing the 3rd leg of a Archery Shoot that they had entered. I tagged along to take pictures and watch them shoot. This first picture is of one of the twins Casey
 and this picture is of the other twin Carl. They are both into Archery and do really well at it.
 Another of Casey scoping out the target....
 Carl shooting down at the 3D Big Horn Sheep
 Casey taking his turn at it.
Casey and Carl have just recently qualified at the state Archery Meet to go to the National one in Grande Island.  Casey placed 3rd in the state for Compound Bows and Carl placed 2nd in the state for Recurve Bow. Pretty proud of both of them!
Just a little update on the guys.....They have grown a bit in the last 3 yrs....

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Some Completed UFO's and more

Wow!  I have managed to not only finish one UFO but 2......
The first one I actually started back I think in 2007, in fact looking back I think I showed a starting picture of it here.  Well here it is now completed:
 This is actually the back and is Minky fabric, I quilted it with the All over Snoflake design
 Here is the finished Snoman Quilt
 And another UFO Finish My Halloween 5 Yard Quilt and the backing of it is a Marbled Orange Minky. This one I quilted with a Cobweb design, with Whisper Monofilament thread with Bottom line in the bobbin.
It has also started to warm up a little so have been spending a little more time outside.  Started planting the garden....and yes once again I got carried away with tomatoes, ended up planting 15 plants......Oh well I love to can them so maybe will even get enough to make some more salsa and all that yummy stuff.
Well I hope to get a couple more finishes done yet this week so will close this for now.    Take Care and wish you blessings!!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Some of My Newest Quilting and Piecing Pieces.....

Here is one of the many 5 Yard Quilts that I have made this last few months. This one is made with the Horse Pond Fabric and was made as a sample for the store.  Which reminds me I am still working at a Quilt Store but believe I actually pay them to work there.... LOL That is I'm not sure I make it home with a paycheck sometimes..
 These are some of my more recent quilting  playtime results. We ordered in the Frenzy Runner Pattern and have become obsessed with the many different border prints and what can be made with them and a 60 degree ruler, Christmas, Metallic, or Flowered...they all turn out so neat.
 Above: The Metallic Frenzy...
My Spring time flower Frenzy Runner.
 These two are my Favorites of the Frenzy Runners!!
Well, that is a start of what I have been up to lately. I know it  doesn't begin to cover 3 years, there's many more to go. But I am thankful that thru the last three years I had my quilting and family with me all the way.  The Boys are all doing well and amaze me everyday! It is hard to believe the twins are Sophomore's and will be juniors by the end of next month.

Wow! Has it really been 3 Years?

I still can't believe it has been 3 years since I last posted on here.
Life sure gets interesting with it's turns and twist.
Yes, I Am still quIlting and working so will do an update of all soon, we have lost some very special people which has resulted in the non existing post.
I must go now but will be spending more time here soon.

Nice to be back..