Saturday, April 15, 2017

Pillows and cows...................

 I got a couple of pillows made for a school fund raiser.
 The tiger cub fabric was from a kit I had but I guess it won't be a wall hanging anymore:)

 When I went for a walk the other day the fall cows came over to the fence to check me out:)
The guys had weaned their calves and I think they were bored. They are back to their little pasture now that they are over missing the calves.
 Checking cows the other night I found a few calves to take pics of.

 They like to hide and he's doing a good job of it.


 We got a nice rain.
 I saw these birds on the wire and every time I walked past the window they were still there so I finally took a picture.
 I noticed this on Jared's burb the other day and it made me think of my dad and Greg's grandpa Albert. They were both always rigging up things to serve a purpose. Like a calf hook holder!!
 Our oldest son and his boys are the same way, always working on something.
Like these rubber mats made out of  old tires. I'm sure my Dad and Albert are smiling:)
I saw this cat on top of the post the other night on my walk. I asked Lucas if it was one of his, and he thought it could have been from his cats. He's got some traveling Tom cats so who knows where it came from.................................JMF

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Cows and quilts......JMF

 The cows are in the calving pasture and cow town is set up:)
 We found a couple new calves the other night when I went along with Greg to check.
 I noticed this when Greg was shutting the gate and had time for one quick shot. It's a mile or more away so not the best quality pic.
  I made these two quilts  for Lucas.  The one above is his new bed quilt. It is the same Fons and Porter pattern I have made a few times before. The surrounding blocks Lucas picked out from my wildlife/hunting tote of fabric. I have 3 of 7 quilts done for the grandkids. I have a good start on the 4th one, and know what I'm making for the other 3.
 He loves baseball and I saw this on Pinterst so that was a good enough excuse for me! I had a found a big enough piece of cream colored fabric add some red and the rest is history:) I did cut bias strips to make the stitching and hand appliqued on.  I used a basketball fleece on the back.
Spring my favorite time of year..................................JMF

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Everything cowboy............

 I finally got my cowboy quilt done!! It started out as a charm pack and then I just kept adding and adding!
 My neighbor Kay quilted it with a western pattern and I love it:)

 I backed it  and bound it with red.
 Enough boots for everyone!
 It's lambing time for John the first one to lamb has  a nice set of twins.
I made these 2 cowboys for the gal that cleans our teeth. They have 2 boys now she's married to......... a rancher so I thought the boys should have cowboys. I told her dad the dentist they are not dolls they are cowboys..............................JMF

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Dignity and more...............

 When we went to Rapid City to the Stock Show in Feb we stopped to see the Dignity Statue at the Chamberlain rest stop.  She is well worth the stop.
 Looking west towards the river she is looking to the east.
 Here is a link that tells more about her . http://www.inforum.com/4117594-dignity-celebrated-south-dakotas-skyline
 Of course she is taller than me:)
 We stayed with our friends Gary and Paula there's always lots of deer in the neighborhood.

 We spotted one with a tracking necklace on!
 On our way home.
 The guys tried their hand at ice fishing a few times and only caught one small fish. Good job Lucas!!

 Sarah's birthday table runner.
 the back
 Johnny is back in the sheep business bottle lamb and bred ewes that should be lambing any time.
 My aunt and uncle would be so happy to see sheep in their barn again.

 We have had a few nice days for a walk. This time I remembered to take the camera for a few pictures. The fall calves don't know what to think of me.
They will be getting weaned soon. They look plenty big enough to be on their own..............JMF.

Friday, March 10, 2017

A finished quilt ect.............................

 The quilt Carrie and I made together is done and waiting for it's owner to be born!!
 My neighbor quilted it with a cowboy motif of stars, cowboy boots, and hats. Thanks Kay it looks great!
 Sideways picture of the back:)
 The first quilt I made with this fabric was around 15 years ago for our first grandson! I hope they never quit making it.

Jared's family has a new member, Maddie she is pretty sweet:)
 We no longer have a pink truck no more teasing I guess.
 Mattie checking out grandma's yard.
 My side kick Tootsie as we moved cows one day.

They are getting closer to the calving pasture. Spring will be here soon I hope............JMF