Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Recycle Reuse.........

 The guys had a great idea the other day:)
 a neighbor had some grain bins they didn't use anymore.
 They took the top 3 rings off with  the lid and brought them home.
 Lower that piece of iron into the opening and jiggle around and it will  flatten out so Greg can lift the whole bin off the trailer.
 Lift off.....
 Now to find the perfect spot.




 Another jiggle and out it comes.
 All settled down in perfect spot.
 There you have it a nice big calf shelter!!!! If we have any bad weather the calves will have another place to go to get out of the rain or snow:)
 We tried to get the horse to come up to the fence but he was having none of that.


 Maybe next time.

 Today I looked out the window and this is what I saw!!!!!
 I can't remember seeing a red cardinal here before.
 I was pretty excited, but  it didn't stay but a minute. My mom's favorite bird:)
Gotta get a sewing pic in here too. Another paint stick clutch they are fun to make but I can only use so many:)....................jmf

Sunday, March 1, 2015

It's been awhile..............

 I love my Indian pony canvas:)
 Kindof wild and free. As my coin purse says " she made yet another wise shopping decision" .......on Zulily!!
 Helping himself to the corn bucket.

 I made this book pouch the other day. The zipper didn't turn out the best but I know what I did wrong so will correct it on the next one:)
 Here is my paint stick clutch as seen  here
 It was a fun little bag to make.
A matching zipper pouch to go with it.
I'm donating them to a fund raiser..........................JMF

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Stock show 2015..........



 We went out to Rapid City for the Stock Show. It was so warm out there, barely needed a coat!!
 I never get tired of the scenery out there. This is on the way to our friend's house by Deadwood.
 When we got there we visited and then went out to lunch. We parted ways after that the men went to Lead and up by Terry Peak to a mine. They had a look out point so you could stop and watch them at work. Very interesting to the guys:)

 We had a better and more fun destination.....Quilt shops:) First we went into Sturgis to the one there. It is in a house and she has lots of fabrics I got some western (of course) and some modern floral.
 Next stop was Spearfish and they have a great quilt shop. Of course Paula and one of the gals that works there knew lots of people in common!! That is almost always the case when we are with Gary and Paula. I guess we are just hermits we hardly ever run into anyone we know when we are away from Howard:)  I think next time I will find someone to pay to come up to us and act like we are long lost friends!!!
 We went to the rodeo on Wed night and it was very good all the top 10 in each event. Almost everyone scored and 1st place changed quite a few times.
 Thurs night we went to the show Black or White with Kevin Costner. It was very good.
 The deer are in Gary and Paula's back yard.
 Working on some things to donate to a fund raiser. This pillow and the bag below filled with books.

Books inside for all ages.......................JMF

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Moving the last of the cows home...............

 Fri we moved the last of the cows home. They were 20 some miles from home. Suzie and Jared head out.
 Poor Tooties  she is left behind:(
 The cows were on some cover crop which is a radish and small grain mix. They loved it and came home fat and happy!!
 They didn't give  the guys much trouble and in less than 15 minutes were in the corral.

 Suzie  doing her job.
 Now get them loaded and on the road. We had 3 pickups with trailers. Instead of cooking for the crew I was part of the crew this time. I had a good little kid riding shotgun with me so it wasn't bad at all!! Thanks Lucas:)
I finished this yesterday will share it when I get it quilted and finished.......JMF

Thursday, January 29, 2015

More Christmas sewing and other stuff!!!!

 I made pillow cases for the grandkids and 3 foster kids for Christmas.
 So that was 10 in all.
 I put their presents in them and tied them shut. Easy wrapping:)
 I want a barn quilt we saw this one the other day by Dell Rapids.
 I found this pattern (free) on The Fat Quarter shop site. It is called Mini Charm Mix Table Runner http://static.fatquartershop.com/media/wysiwyg/pdf/MiniCharmMix.pdf
 I went together pretty fast.
 I got the back on sale at the quilt shop in Huron. I plan on donating it.
 All this nice weather we have been having and yesterday was the first day I went for  a walk. The guys were fencing.
 The snow is almost all gone.
 The cows were enjoying the weather too:)
 Water running  in the culvert.
 They spotted me and came to see if it really was me.
 They are thinking " I wonder where she has been these last few months?"

 She must have came out of hibernation!! I told them I'd see them again but not til it warms up:)
 He looks alittle like me in the morning before my coffee...grumpy!!
 I went behind the house to put more corn out for the birds and squirrels and took these pics back there.
 Green under the dead leaves!! Sorry this has to go come spring it is taking over everything.
 I love my hen and chicks.
A new project. I won a bag of Moda scraps they are strips of fabric  along the selvage. So I am using them and finding out they aren't quite wide enough. Oh well it's been kindof fun making these blocks, except when I goofed up!!...........JMF