Sunday, April 13, 2014

MS Raffle Winners

Thanks so much to the generous folks who bought raffle tickets for Kathy's quilt giveaway to support Multiple Sclerosis.  The winners are Matt and Stephanie Weber and John Lajeuness.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A Bison Taking a Dust Bath...


A sequence of photos of a Bison taking a dust bath.





I hope you enjoy a look at these gentle giants.  I adore them.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

One More Time, The Pokeberry Quilt

I finished sewing the borders on the other day.  That older Brannock and Patek black striped fabric is perfect for the border.  I wish I could find more of it for another quilt I'm working on.

This was a kit that I bought on Ebay last fall.  I wanted something that I could work on easily while recuperating after the breaking the leg incident.  It's from Jan's Girl Gang group from 2002.  The seller taught the class and had many of the blocks completed and the vintage fabrics sorted so the stitching went fast.  I will quilt it by hand using the big stitch.

A beautiful day, not too cold, still some snow in the background and at the higher elevations and wonderful green grasses for the wildlife. 

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Mule Deer

They are so dang cute with those big ears.  I have had a small herd for several weeks now grazing on the property and just lounging in the sun. 

I have no idea what those marks are on her face.

Nice to see them healthy after the harsh winter.  I noticed this doe is pregnant as are a few others in the herd. I hope to get some pictures of the fawns if they stay close by.
Thanks for all the compliments on the Pokeberry Quilt. 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Progress on the Pokeberry Quilt

I have all the sections stitched together and now I only need to add the borders.  I appliqued all the pokeberries as I went along so I wouldn't get tired of just sewing circles.  I love how it's turning out.  It's been either raining or snowing all morning so glad the weather broke to get a picture of it outside.  I actually woke up with a jolt this morning and thought it was thunder, could have been the 4.8 earthquake in Yellowstone this morning.  The epicenter was about 25 miles away from where I live. 

The Pokeberry was originally a Girl Gang Project from 2002 - 2003, but you can buy the book on Jan's website.  Cherie Ralston also contributed several designs in the quilt.