Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Sewing and calving.................

 Checking for new calves we found on that needed to be put in the barn. Greg loaded it up in the sled
and away they go. It's always nice when they follow along.  
 Made just a couple more bags a matched set large and small.
 The love of the is the back of the teal,and gray set. I thought the love fabric added a nice touch!!  
 This little quilt was a quilt guild project. It is suppose to have more to it but I just wanted it to fit on my table so I didn't add the extra boarders.
 I just used scraps from my western fabrics.
 Kay quilted it with the barb wire motif. It's here till I get it on the table!
 More calving fun snow and some wind.  
Greg likes his cab on the 4 wheeler!  All we lost was some sleep.  Now the sun is shining so all is good til the weekend when we are suppose to get more rain and snow..........JMF

Friday, March 30, 2018

Only one left.......

 I saw these quilt as you go bags and a blog the other day . Pretty soon I had a bunch of them made up.
 I got the puff ball key chains on Amazon.

 I need to interrupt to show you the delicious Macaroons that my friend made us for our anniversary!! They were so good:)
 Another batch I got these fat quarters at Joann's in Brookings.


 Moda clothes pins:)
 This is the only one left I gave them all away. The first one went to the gal I get the best massages from! The 2nd one I gave to a neighbor girl.
 The rest of them went to my daughter, granddaughters and daughter in laws.
So guess what I'll be sewing this afternoon??..JMF

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A finished quilt.

 My Christmas present quilt is finished! Jared's family gave me the fabric in the center of the quilt and Carrie's family gave me the gift certificate that bought the rest of the fabric.
Kay quilted it with a barb wire motif . 
Some day Carrie and Sarah will have to draw straws to see who gets it!

I made these aprons for a friends 2 boys,she said they wear them when making cookies and mixing milk for bottle lambs! True farm boys:)
Lucas' big rooster he's a pretty boy!
The heifers all have their babies by their sides so that is a good thing.
Black sheep black sheep had a white lamb the other night!
Lucas' goose has been laying eggs so he's going to try and hatch them. We checked several times the other day but she didn't lay it while I was there.
I went to talk to John while he was doing lamb chores the other day and we spotted this eagle sitting in a tree at the end of the calf pen.

We have extra mud if anyone wants some!
JMF.................................

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   http://www.mmmquilts.com/2018/03/throwback-thursday-3-dent-in-my-stash.html
 A few years ago I made this one. Who knows maybe these 2 will meet up someday!
JMF.......................