Friday, May 27, 2016

Pillow and fire.

 I had this idea to make a pillow for my niece and her husband of their daughter that graduated from high school this spring. I know how much they will miss her this fall whens she's off at college I put a note on it   "when you miss Izzy give this pillow a hug" I had fun making it so hope they enjoy it too! Yes she is very very pretty!! I knew that's what you were thinking:) Congratulations to you Izzy and good luck next fall! Thanks to Krysta for letting me use the photo:)
 Greg and I spent some quality time together awhile ago picking up sticks and branches to throw in the tree pile while it burned.
 Some of those trees have been in that pile for many many years it was time to get it cleaned up.

 Now to get them buried.

The back of the pillow.........................JMF

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Blue Jean projects...........

 I got around 19 pairs of Rocky Mountain jeans from a gal in town for FREE!!
 I made this tote with frayed edges and a braided handles.

 These 2 were my first projects from the jeans.
 Small purses with the 2 front pockets of the jeans for extra stuff:)
 I'm thinking this pair was one of her favorite as they were soft not like the rigid denim.

 Last is a messenger bag.
 I have stopped in town a couple of times to show/give her a choice of these, but always miss her. Maria if you see this let me know what you and the your girls want and it's yours:)
 I worked on these yesterday one is for a auction and the other is a gift.
 2 shelves done in the pantry cleaning!
 Yesterdays view out the kitchen window.

My barn quilt not big enough but will have to do........................JMF

Friday, April 29, 2016

Ranch work and some sewing...................

 I helped Greg the other day by sitting in the tractor and turning the wire winder control on and off!! A big important job:)
 Very high tech it gets the job done!

 Someday it will get unwound and be a fence again.
 Another purse I need to get on a different kick!! I am going to donate this one to a fund raiser. The inside fabric is a tattoo print
 One of the sets of twins born this spring.
 If I can't see her does it mean she isn't there???
 I was the gate opener for Gary the feed guy the other day.

 Trying to get the gate unlocked, could be trouble. There's one in very bunch.
This is a another  purse but is also a gift so will show it later.............JMF

Monday, April 4, 2016

Aprons and cows................

 I made 2 of these little girl aprons for my nephews daughters. I used different fabric on the back side so they could tell them apart.
 I hadn't made any for awhile and forgot how fun they are to make:)

 When I was making the girls their aprons I got a request to make one for a birthday gift. She likes purple so I found this fabric and a couple of coordinating purples for the back, pockets and ruffles.
 I hope she likes it.
 Most days I see a robins sitting on the tip of the branches of these trees most of the time they are on the top one.
 A week ago we moved the cows to the calving pasture..
 I'ts a little more than a mile walk for them. they took their time and they behaved nicely! Turned right in when they got to the gate.

 We got them there just in time. Lots of calves born already a few sets of twins, so far so good.
 Back to the aprons this one goes to the mom of the 2 little girl aprons. She loves to bake and makes the best cupcakes!!
 I found these cute tags so each apron got one.
 I decorated each box with their name. Then stacked them up and tied them together!
 I hope they enjoy them as much as I did making them:)
Until next time....................JMF

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Sheep, Cattle, and Buffalo and my!!!!!

 Our grandson John wanted some ewes to lamb out. After alot of checking Craigslist and some begging his dad he bought 4 bred ewes! This old girl had triplets it took alot out of her and she took a few days to get going again. She is up and running now.
 He ended up with 7 lambs. These are the first lambs at their place in many years. My aunt and uncle raised sheep on this farm for many years. I plan on printing a picture out for Arlene, I'm sure it will bring back lots of memories for her.
 They are a wild bunch. The ewes came from Wy so not to used to people:)
 The back pen has his bottle lambs.
 The weather has been great for walking so I took my camera with me the other day.
 In a few days all these girls need to go to the calving pasture. We have had 2 calves already. One this morning, John spotted it on their way to school, and called Greg's cell to tell him about it that it was up but looked wet and cold. Mom and calf are in the barn now.
 Greg locked the buffalo up and even though they have plenty of room and feed they want to go back to the other side of the fence. It's always greener you know:)
 I think they just check everyday to see if the gate is open.
One of the fall calves soon they will be weaned and their mom's will be checked to see if they will have calves again in the fall. A farmer/ranchers work is never done......................JMF