Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane

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

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Some Christmas projects

 I made this table runner for Carrie for Christmas. I was a quilt as you go and I did it in one afternoon!!
 I think  it took me longer to decide on the backing than to sew it.
 This is what I ended up with.
 I made this apron for my secret pal in the Belleview Birthday Club. Some day I will have to write more about the club it has been going since the 1950s I think.
One night the phone rang and it Tara calling to tell me she had worn the apron at her son's birthday party and it was a big hit. It's always nice to know when someone likes what you made. Thanks Tara, and thanks Dan for the shirt:)
 I made this bag for another friend Sue because she wore her first one out!!
 Here is our wild cat. Greg thought it should have a better shelter behind the house. I think I tipped the tub over to put corn on for the birds, anyway he cut a hole put alittle hay in it and now it's the cat house:) I told him as long as it continues to be wild he can stay!!
 Looking for corn. It's in the bucket.
 One day before Christmas Mike, Sue and I delivered beef roasts to the food pantry in Wesstington Springs. We are members of the SD Cattlemen's Aux and it is one of our projects.
 They were pretty happy and thankful for the beef.
We were so important that we got an escort out of town:) Not really just happened to get behind him, and then we wouldn't let Mike pass him so we followed him for quite awhile.....................JMF

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Finally I'm back....................

 The biggest reason  for the long time between posts is I couldn't get my pictures downloaded to the computer. No matter what I tried it didn't work. Good thing I can call Kenny and he comes out and fixes and cleans up my computer!!! Thanks to him I can once again take hundreds of pic of meaningless stuff!!!
 I made this for a friends cancer free anniversary. My embroidery is a little rusty and I don't know if I ever did the back stitch. I need some practice.


 My only outdoor decoration this year. I got the sign at The Birdfeeder where we had such a good lunch a couple of months ago.
 We sold calves on a cold and snowy day.
 We got a good price and they weighted the best ever.
 Not such  good pictures. We felt very thankful and the guys were well rewarded for all their hard work for the last year.
 On my design wall now.
 I think I got the panel of these forest friends at equilter. I'm tying not to use the same fabric more than once.
 There are only acouple of fox and bear pics more owls and squirrels.

I hope to be back sooner than later..............JMF

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Lady of Guadalupe................

 Lady of Guadalupe is one of the most beloved images in Hispanic culture and is very well-known within the Catholic faith as well. In the Catholic faith, the feast day for Our Lady of Guadalupe was yesterday Dec 12th. "Our Lady of Guadalupe , also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe, ( is a title of the Virgin Mary associated with a celebrated pictorial image housed in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in México City. The basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe is the most visited Catholic site in the world, and the third-most visited sacred site in the world." Just a little history I found on the Internet!
 I thought I would share The three quilts I have made with Our lady of Guadalupe on them. I made these for my friend Nancy's grand kids. This one I made up as I went, kind of a crazy patchwork with scraps.
 I still have a few of the panels in my stash. Every now and again I think I should make something with them. Maybe someday:)

This is the 1st one I made and my favorite of the three. In the right hand corner is a paper pieced star. I must have made this quilt 13 years ago, because Adriana will be 14 in May. My how time flies when you are quilting:)...........JMF

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Jan 2014

 I am using my blog to accomplish 2 things review what went on in 2014 and clean up my pictures!! I need to delete alot of pictures:) Last Jan was a good squirrel month!
 I remember someone wanting a girl apron this must be it.
 This is a brand pillow I made for someone?? don't remember who infact I made 2 just alike.
 Then I used up a piece of cancer survivor fabric and made mug rugs.

 I got the kit for this from  Paula I made this one and another one for my aunt.
 mug rugs all done
 We sold calves on Jan 25th a week later than we had planned to, because of the weather. Who would have guessed that!! That's why we love South Dakota....I think:)
 Yes this was in Jan really confused robins. They hung around several days.
 These to went to Carrie's house for Regan and Rachel.

 Oh and the cat one too.

 This is Rachel's too.
I still have a small tote full of panels. I need to get over that:)
I got my pictures cleaned up for Jan.................JMF