Thursday, September 3, 2015

Gee, and another year has passed....


I could say that I don't believe this, but yes, I can. I have not posted here because it is not really working with the picture thing. Ok, we will see...I am not going to write a long post, because if this doesn't work, it will tick me off. So...here is a picture of my new truck. We traded in my van and my old truck for it. We are also getting a new Casita camper in a week (yippee!) to go with it. Let's see is this works...
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wow. Over a year...bad blogger, bad!

So, it has been a crazy year, and a crazy one yet to come. I won't rehash the year, god no, but let's just say it was busy. My in laws used to say "I'll sleep when I'm dead" and they have, god rest them, but I have never said that, and don't abide by it. I like "slow and steady wins the race". But, apparently I married into it, and it is my fate. Oh well, go with what life gives you.

I guess I can start posting pictures of quilts again, since I am still doing that! I have been posting on Facebook, and skipping this part of it, which I know I am leaving out those who don't do Facebook. I was one of those, but have caved, since everyone else is and if you want to know what is going on, I guess you have to just break down. So, on with some updates....

River is doing very well. She will be 2 on Sept. 22nd and even tho still has a ton of energy, is settling down and listening better.
This is where I would post a picture, if I can remember how! Guess I should study before I go much further. (Trying this from my iPad, if anyone has any suggestions...)

I have not done any quilting all summer until this last 2 weeks, and then it was stuff that HAD to get done. I quilted 3 quilts. I cleaned (somewhat) my sewing room to try to fit in 2 new bookcases that we got from our good friend Earl who was moving. Not and easy task. That sewing room is PACKED to the hilt. Now I am in the process of getting all those odd ball projects done that have been sitting around for one reason or another. Usually a mistake was made and I put it away. I finished one tiny duffel bag, and it is really cute, glad I finished it. One is an iPad case that was started 2 years ago, and I will finish, but not what I need anymore, so it will be given away, if anyone wants it! Of course there are about 30 quilts started in some form or another, and some kits that haven't even been opened yet. Appliqué, that is why...

We are still going back and forth to Ash River, which is getting to be a pain, but the project is done being built, now it can just run and take data for a bunch of years. Hopefully until Bill can retire!

Ok, enough boring stuff. Now I need to figure out how to post pictures! Hopefully it won't take so long next time!
See you all later!








Sunday, August 4, 2013

Another Fun Filled Weekend!

I knew it has been a long time since I posted, but that is terrible!
There of course is a lot going on, but nothing has been very blog worthy...! Computer problems, busy days. Back and forth to Ash River and Ely.

This weekend we had Isaac, Andrea and the 6 munchkins (one missing, he went to grandma's instead..!) in Ely Friday, Sat. and Sunday. It was of course, a good time. Fishing, movies, shopping, fires, saunas, and of course swimming! Everyone was well behaved, even the parents! We were a bit worried about River, since she has never really been around "little people" much at all, and when she was, she was scared, but she did really well. She barked her fool head off at first, and ran and hid. She was pretty much over it when they left, but a "bit" sketchy. She wouldn't let the twins pet or hug her goodbye...but everyone else was ok...

A few stunts off the dock by Grant....
A bit cold for swimming this weekend! But only if you are over 25!
Emile with "one" of his fish. He SLAYED them! Too bad none were big enough to keep!

Jenna going for a swim with her friend...River...

River and Miko. They too had a great time all weekend...nothing but fun...
(For some reason, (don't get me started...!) some photos didn't want to load...)
 
I took the Divas shopping for a few hours on Saturday while "the boys" got the bonfire ready to light. We decided that we need to have a "country boot camp" with the girls (and Miko) for a week next year, where the girls are going to have to fish, (which means bait their own hooks, and remove their own fish), learn to mow grass, change a tire, run a boat motor, and hike at least 2 miles "in the wilderness",  and maybe a canoe trip, or for sure camping-in a TENT! We will turn them into COUNTRY DIVAS by the end! We are all looking forward to it! Then, the next year, it will be the BOYS turn, if they think they can out-country the GIRLS! Now...if we just had cows to milk.....
A great time was had by all this weekend, and I am always sad when it is over...even tho it is so quiet it almost hurts! Miss you guys!
 
And for the other things that have happened since March...!
 
...River has gone through her first class in training. She did well during class but didn't do so good on her "test". Oh well. I would have gone for the second class too, but traveling back and forth every week, was getting old.

...Bill's dad died in June, so we dealt with that for a few weeks, always things to keep you busy! His Mom is still at home in the house for now....

...I have just recently began sewing again, after all the hoopla from the summer. So, hopefully I will be able to post a few pictures of that soon...Man, it is almost October, and quilt retreat time...then....ahhh....w..w..int...t..tee...r...Not.....quite....ready....

Until later....time to start laundry!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

As Promised....

Some quilt pictures.....ok, and more dog pictures....only because I found some on my card, which is unusual for me, since I am good about getting picture off the card and on my computer, and fixed up quickly...mostly. Guess I forgot some!

It feels so good to get things off the "To Do" list! First, I finished Caitlin's quilt, a pattern from Atkinson Designs (one of my fav designers...) done in Halloween fabrics, since her birthday is on Halloween and it is her favorite holiday! I was collecting the fabrics, since they were so CUTE, I don't "do" holidays, but I AM a collector of fabrics...(I probably showed this in a different post...)


 

And the back....I wanted to use up all the fabrics, since I won't be collecting more...I hope...I do love the way this turned out...
This pattern was great for these fabrics. I will make this pattern again for sure. It is a good one for doing focus fabrics....
...and matching pillowcase....(use it up!) Oh, and quilted with a spiderweb quilt design by North Country Quilts in Tower...Perfect!

Then, Jay (a friend who works with Bill) got a new truck, and needed a seat cover for the back seat, since he has Maverick. Since Mav is technically MY DOG (yes, Jay, get over it! He just happens to be LIVING with Jay...) and he should be riding in the front...I said I would make him one. Of course, if Mav doesn't get to sit in the front, then I should take it back! Kidding...maybe....well...

This too, is an Atkinson pattern called Minnesota Hot Dish. I wasn't real fond of how this turned out. It is with a set of Connecting Threads fabric, and I liked the fabric, but I like more contrast in the background. I am all about contrast...
So-dog quilt. Muslin back, binding is attached, just not finished. Then I need to cut holes for the seat belts, and add straps and buckles...

And last but not least....
 
This too, is an Atkinson pattern (I am sensing a theme here...) "Between Friends", out of the Happy Hour Book. I wanted to use my black and white fabrics. Of course THEIR quilt looks nicer then this, and I am not too thrilled with this at all. Again, not enough contrast for me with the strips to show off the green. Oh well. Dog quilt for the couch. Which is fine, since the one I have on there, is getting worn out. It is my very first quilt, hah-Atkinson pattern-Yellow Brick Road! Did I mention she is one of my favorite designers?! 
 
And now what everyone has been waiting for....drum roll....MORE dog pictures!
I think there was a "Billy spotting"....(taken through the fogged door...River, Mav, Willow...)
Yep, pretty sure....!
...and "The Man" has finally arrived! "ABOUT TIME! Took you ALL FRIGGIN' DAY!!!"
O.K., you can go now...