Sunday, March 11, 2018

Sunday Morning.....................

 I see the church from the office window everyday! It is the church I was confirmed in a long time ago. I would have never guessed I would see it everyday out my window since Dec 31st 1977!
 We have had some nice days and some not so nice days as far as weather goes. The ewes and lambs make good use of the old barn on snowy days.
 The lambs are
 so cute.
 We herded the cows home the other day. They didn't make it easy but in the end they all got home.
 They tend to get off course when they see corn stocks with no fence  to keep them out.
 This is the little brother of the pillow in the  last blog post.
 I was going to see his mom on Fri so I got busy and made him a pillow.
His initials are  E E J and I just couldn't get a brand to  look good with 2 Es and a J. I told her if  they have another baby check with me before they name it. LOL.......................JMF

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Sheep, cows and Pillows....................

 Here's the black sheep of the family! John's ewes are lambing so there's lots of baby lambs running around.
 The guys added on to the hoop barn so there's more room for calving heifers.
 The calves have a place to stay in for several days then they get turned out in a smaller pen with a calf shelter to go in if needed.

Pictures from my walk the other day.
 It was a warm day, and the breeze was at my back so it was a nice walk.

 Almost home.
 Lots of snow last week but no wind so that was a good thing.
 Another pocket pillow.
 I made this pillow for the cutest little girl:) Her initials are A L T so I wanted a brand for her I had some ideas but then asked Greg to draw up some and this one is his.

 Here she is! Those cheeks:) I bet they get kissed by the hundreds!
I am linking up here
 A few years ago I made this one. Who knows maybe these 2 will meet up someday!

Monday, February 12, 2018

This post is for Carrie...........

 SURPRISE I finished your book!! I decided it was going to be the first book I read this year.
 All 897 pages! Carrie was right it was a good book. I gave it to Kathy she had heard about it and wanted to read it. She'll have it done in days instead of years. I think Carrie was in college when she read it in the 90s:) I have had it a long time and looked at it in the bookcase and said to myself you should read this book year after year.  Finally I did it:)
 First time I've seen the cat sitting up there. It's been a cold winter I don't know how they stay alive!
 We went to Rapid City to the stock show just a quick trip but had fun with friends. A good rodeo and fun time playing cards. This is the only picture I took. It's Bear Butte.
A scrap project I've been working on so far 125 book marks.....................JMF

Monday, January 29, 2018

Mountain lions , sheep, rabbits and squirrels oh my!!

I made this quilt in 2003 and Kay just quilted it for me!
 John's sheep have started lambing some of them are at our place,
 I checked them Sat when John was at his wrestling match but no action until he got home.
 Cute speckled lamb was born Sunday.
 This morning I witness a fight in the back yard.
 This rabbit was hoping that the squirrel wouldn't catch him eating corn......
 A little late with the shot of the squirrel defending his corn.
 He kept trying.
 Maybe if I stay behind him I'll be safe:)

I have a couple of pillow to show too but not sure if they are with the new owners yet!.....JMF

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Pocket Pillows............

 I went on a pillow making frenzy in Dec.
 They are fun to make.
 I hope the kids that get them love them and wear them out:)
 I started making matching bookmarks to go with the pillows.  I bought some fabric the other day that will make a cute one! I have a few things to finish before I get to it. 

Saturday, December 23, 2017

The tale of 2 purses...............

 Carrie had I idea I should make Rachel a purse out of this calf fabric! Good idea so I ordered the  fabric and as the say the rest is history:)
 I used the moda grunge fabric for the strap and the sides. I think it worked really well.
 I just used fabric from my stash for the lining.
 So if Rachel gets a purse Ellie gets one too or the other way around! Luckily I had some of the same kind of fabric only dogs. I really liked making the purses and thinking about each grand daughter while sewing them. Lots of pockets to fill one in back and several inside.
 They had them packed full by the time they went home.
 More fabric used up in the lining. I just may live long enough to get all my fabric used.....not
 I haven't seen much of the Blue Jays all summer but they are back.
I could here this guy the other day so when I looked I found him in the trees just behind the house. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!...JMF