Monday, August 29, 2011

BLANKETS


That is what has been on my mind and running through my fingers.


I started this blanket just before vacation.
On our long car drive I knitted and knitted.


I love knitting mindless things while driving.
I must confess I spend a lot of time looking out the window.


When I returned home I spent time machine quilting


Machine quilting has been a huge learning curve for me


But each time I see improvement


Then I get excited to do the next quilt.


I will continue quilting with my machine as long as I always see improvement


Love Red and White


And I love feathers!!!!!!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

I HAVE BEEN AND SEEN


Yellowstone Nat. Park. 
We love hitching up our trailer and going to the park. It is always so peaceful and beautiful!!!
New pine trees growing after the fire in 1988



These two were at Old Faithful just hanging out. 
They are HUGE animals!!


 


I was also in Cody Wyoming and visited { spent an entire day} at the Cody Museum.
Wonderful, Wonderful !!
A bed made of quilts with traditional beading blankets in an Indian home on a reservation.


I was not aware that the Northern Indians used the Star Quilt in ceremonies.
I love how they used light points to give the impression of eagle wings.




Loved this CALICO outfit. The picture does not show the color as well but it is a beautiful medium blue skirt with a powder blue shirt.
I can just imagine these calicos being used in a quilt when it would no longer serve as an outfit.
I wish long skirts would come back into fashion!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I have been reading!!!!
I can read a GOOD book in an evening { all right nothing else gets done, no dinner, no walking the dogs, you get the idea} but a good book needs to be read from start to finish.
If you want to laugh out loud read David Sedaris.
I giggle just thinking about it, and to think I almost didn't read it because it had a creepy skeleton on the cover!!!
{NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY IT'S COVER}


I am in the land that casts looonnng shadows.


Lots of log resting


Spending some needed time with my favorite guy.

Hudso1


And surfing the internet.
Found this fun Halloween pattern for free from barij. Check it out, I think I may some stitchers who would enjoy the pattern.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

IT'S GROWING


I'm talking about my Blue/Brownie rug


This is all that is left to put in the rug. I started with about 10-12 yards. 
I love rag rugs and using what I have to make this honey.
This one of the projects I have been working on while hiding out here
with these two cuties


Watching this for my eye candy


Can't get much better!!!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

WHERE IN THE WORLD


Where in the world can  I be?


Where eagles fly !!! And they watch us all day.


Lots of time to play with colors


Love the colors


Having a grand time.
Getting loads of knitting, crochet, and rug making done.
Having a VERY RELAXING time doing what I want to do.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

PEAKS and VALLEYS


LIFE’S PEAKS and VALLEYS


It amazing to me sometimes how natural the flow of life can be. We always want to be on the peaks and yet we know that there are some valleys to travel through.
Well I feel as I am emerging from a valley and looking forward to some long peaks.

It is also revealing that no matter if we are in a valley or on top of the world, the sun always comes up in the morning and we are given another new start!

The flowers bloom and it is hard not to smile at their beauty


The long awaited tomatoes are ripening


and laundry always needs to done!

hope today is a peak day for you all!!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

BIRTHDAYS and FAMILY


BIRTHDAYS around here is all about FAMILY and FOOD.


My baby turned 22 
And we BBQ: brats, burgers and corn.


But the BEST is always the hor dourves


And of course the GIFTS


Nothing better than opening BIG boxes


Showing everyone the surprise in the package.


Putting up with jokes 


We love second hand gifts. 
Gifts that add to the kitchen collection.


Bouncing Balls to remember the times long ago.



Another treasure


For all those baked treats in the coming years.

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