Saturday, December 31, 2011

John's quilt...............

 This quilt is back to front!
 I used the same cow fabric for the  back of John and Lucas quilts so had to add left over fabric from the front to each of them.
 Here's the front.This is John's quilt he is our cow man, and our 3rd grandson.  He has helped with the cows, checking at calving, writing tags, feeding bottle calves. Oh and riding bottle calves, but that didn't end so well..... broken arm! More times than I want to count either John or Lucas are left with us while the other one goes to the emergency room casts and stitches later they still go to fast and furious for this Grandma. I think I have worn out the words BE CAREFUL!!!!!!!!!!
 John loves to read, play piano, dogs and puppies, ride horses, his bike, hunt, and anything to do with livestock.
We love you Johnny and are so proud of you. What a wonderful boy you are:).................JMF

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Dane's Quilt

 This quilt belongs to our 2nd grandchild Dane Oscar! He is Kordell's brother. Dane has a quick smile and a twinkle in his eye:) He loves to hunt, ride horses, read, and plays the piano. He is in 3rd grade.

It's hard to see but the back is cowboy hat fabric. I made up the pattern for the quilt. I really enjoyed making these quilts, and thought alot about the kids as I was making them.
We love you Dane and are so proud of you. You are a wonderful boy.
Love always Grandma......JMF

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Kordell's Quilt

 I'm starting with the first grandchild's quilt. Kordell Matthew is our first grandchild. We were so excited when he was born and everyday after that! He was so cute (still is). We just couldn't get enough of him everything he did was just so special.
 The pattern was from a Fons and Porter magazine. The center panel came from Sorry the pictures are not that good:(
Now Kordell is in 5th grade and he loves school, reading, riding horses, and his music. He plays the piano and trombone. I love to hear him play the piano he has a God given talent for it. That is why the music fabric for the back of his quilt.
So here's the 1st of 7. We love you Kordell and are so proud of you. You are such a wonderful boy:)
hugs and kisses from grandma.............JMF

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Apron and a peek at 7 days of Quilts.

 I made this apron for DIL Sarah for Christmas.
 Here's a peek at the 7 quilts of Christmas. I'll show you each one as the days go by.

Sunday, December 25, 2011


Mary emailed me pictures and asked me to make pillows for their sons as part of their Christmas present. This is Jason's the pillow and the long horn! Of the 3 this is my favorite!
 This is Jared's ( I'm sure he was named after my Jared!) This one didn't turn out to bad either. I had just the right color of yellow for the piping makes the 4 wheeler pop!
 Of course this is Peyton Joey's dog (except when Mary steals her away!) I know you love her Mary:)
I enjoyed making them hope the boys like them too. I can always refund your money if I get the pillows back!!
The kids are coming home tomorrow for our Christmas can't wait.....JMF

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Blog hop winner and card.

I joined a Handmade card swap and this is the card. Notice I used some fabric from the pillow for the blog hop last week that Sallie from Texas won!! I never got an email so I must not have won anything darn-it:) I'm glad the pillow went to Texas it seemed fitting.
Back to the card I'm not really a card/scrapbook person I want to be but wanting and being are 2 different things...I can admit it:) alittle iron on fabric and glued on buttons, and that's my card. I went to Chantelle in Alabama. I will be getting one from her.
 Coming next Tue 12 posts about the stuff I couldn't put on til after be continued....JMF

Friday, December 9, 2011

Blog Hop and PRIZES..... Yahoo Buckaroo!!!!

I joined the Quilter's Gallery blog hop. There are 250 blogs registered here.
I think it will take awhile to visit them all, but the best part is everyone has a giveaway!! The pillow above is mine:) Just leave me a comment if you would like a chance to win. I would love to have you as a follower too but that's up to you! Comment by Dec 17th and the winner will be announced on the 18th, so they can get it by Christmas. Good luck.....
 I had  alittle of the cording left over so made a little rosette.
 This is the back. I sure wish I could remember where I got the fabric!!???
Just a close up of the cowboy and his guns courtesy of Lucas. Our grandson that likes to get a hold of grandma's camera and take pictures!
Good luck I hope I can win a prize or two. JMF
P.S. There could be a few other items that get in the package before I mail it:)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Pillow

 The pictures download backwards the first is the last one, so you will have to keep reading to the  to get to the beginning! ( I know it doesn't make any sense) Ok so this is the back of the pillow.
 I took a break from making Christmas presents to make this pillow. I joined a blog hop and have to have a give away so I think this will be it. It starts this week so I will post about it so everyone can have a chance at the prizes and check out the other blogs.
I just looked at Greg sleeping in his chair last year about this time he did that I helped him (Santa) out by ordering a new sewing machine! I much trouble could I get in tonight?????????? He said he wanted to get me something:) I think I'll just watch a movie..JMF

Friday, December 2, 2011

Birds, Butterball, cows, bingo and food!!!!

 We are getting quite a herd of bluejays!! Fun to watch.
That's our Johnny and Butterball or B dog for short the 4H show calf. We were so proud of them at the Feeder Calf show last Fri. They got 2nd in the 4H and the open class. This is John's first year and he is so lucky to get such a tame calf maybe we will have to start calling him the calf whisperer:)
 Our quilt guild Christmas party last night.  We played quilt bingo, and went for blackout.
 First we had potluck supper very very good.
 We used candy to mark our cards! It was kind of mean tho cus we had just stuffed ourselves at supper so we couldn't make ourselves eat the candy. I only needed one more to get blackout  but the gal across the table from me got it first.
 We had to "pay" for our bingo cards with a fat quarter for 1 card. The winner got to pick out half of them!!!!!!!!!!
 Still moving cows around. The longer they can eat cornstalks and covercrop the better.
 The fall calves and cows came up to the fence when the other cows came by but soon got bored and moved on.
A few cows came towards us and I couldn't get them all stopped but these are going the right way. I didn't get in to much trouble I just heard "Get the car up to the corner COME ON!!!!!!!!! so I did:)
All's well that ends well.................JMF

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Squirrels, snow and wreath.......

 The squirrels are back and the snow:( I'll take squirrels over snow any day! I kind of doubt that choice will ever be available but if it is I will have a quick answer!!!!
 They are fun to watch.
 I see all these cute wreaths on different blogs so I tried my hand at one. Not so sure about it, but it will do till I get a Christmas one to take it's place.
 I got the stand at R&R ( our local drug store) it didn't cost much and is pretty neat!
Not the best pictures of the flowers the little horse tile is off a necklace. It was on sale and an impulse buy what can I say?
watch those impulse buys...................JMF you never know what you can use them for:)

For all the quilters out there!!!

Short and sweet.....visit  they are having a big sale all this week. If they don't have it you don't need it!!!!!!!!! They aren't paying me to post this darn:) I have gotten more than one friend in trouble by telling them about this web store!!! Gotta go I've only got 2 yards in my basket bye JMF

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Cows and Pillow

 Still moving cows. This time it was along a highway and people just hardly slowed down. It was kind of scary! Especially the 2 semis that were coming right when the cows came out of the pasture by the highway. I stood out and waved and pointed to the cows, but it didn't seem to matter to the first one the second one slowed down alittle.
 Thankfully the ditch is wide and the cows stayed close to the fence line most of the time.
 I was out front at that time with my flashers on. The back window  always has dust on it.
 Meet Johnny's show calf. He is so proud of it and is working hard taming it down.
I have to ask him what he named it. He probably told me but I can't remember:)

This is my latest pillow! It will be linked to
Check out her jewelry, clothes, and home decor by me!! In fact I won one of her tops last night cool!!! She is such a nice girl along with her sister Amanda. The best part is they are AWESOME beef advocates, we need that in our industry. You can check Amanda out at
this was supposed to be a short post I need to get back to cleaning and cooking oops  JMF

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Pillow for Kordell's 1st communion

 So this was my project Sat afternoon. I wanted to make this pillow for our grandson Kordell for his 1st communion on Sunday. I figured out which piece of the imitation leather I would use, and how to embellish it.
 Come upstaires and google cross to find a pattern for the cross I wanted to put on it, print it out and cut out the brown imitation leather.

The blue and brown piece was left over from another pillow, good thing I hang on to all those bits and pieces!
 We interrupt this pillow making to watch the corner while the guys herd cows to new feeding grounds.
 almost there......
They made it around the corner but took a left instead of a right good thing it was into an open field so the guys could get around them. One more pasture of cows and then back to the pillow. John and Lucas were with me so we took snacks to munch on while we waited for the cows.

 The back of the pillow.
3 big buttons on the blue strip and it's done. I got the saying from another blog as a free printable I am going to have to start writing the names of the blog with the picture sorry can't remember. Love those free printables..........
We had a nice day with Kordell and family. They have such a friendly church and a very nice pastor. If only it was closer:( Greg was snoring in bed within 15 minutes of walking in the door. He needs to sleep longer in the morning like me:)
Kordell if you are reading this we love you like crazy and Dane, Johnny, Rachel, Ellie, Lucas and Regan..............JMF