Friday, October 23, 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival!

 I am entering this quilt in the Original Design Quilt Category.

I fell in love with the center fabric when I saw it online. When I got it I pulled the other fabrics from my stash to make the blocks. I wanted to highlight the center fabric so just cut a piece of that to surround with the star blocks.
 I picked out 4 of the brands in the fabric to applique in the 4 corners of the quilt.

 In the middle boarder I even used the scraps from the half square triangles cut from  the star blocks.
 No scraps were left behind:)
You can find the festival in this link
Go have a look around. Thank you Amy for putting this fun festival together. I love looking at all the quilts and voting for my favorites!.......JMF

Monday, October 12, 2015

This with a little of that and an apron or 2................

 Sarah sent me a request for an apron made out of the leg of a blue jean. This is the first one I made, I used a pair of my jeans. It was to narrow for a adult so I gave it to Rachel.

 I used Greg's jeans for this one and it was just right. As I look at this picture I think I cut the first one out wrong!!  That's why it turned out to narrow oh well it will work for Rachel!!

 The calves are all settled down in their new home:)
 They have all the feed and water they want. Someone to give them silage every morning, shade in the afternoon no complaints here.
 Caught me with feed on my nose:)
 I can still see you there...why are you taking so many pictures???

 We have  a guy that walks through us every night to check us for any trouble, and if he finds anyone that's not feeling the best he makes us better in no time:)

 Lazy afternoon.
 I made this bag for a  garden gal we visited last week and when I say garden I mean GARDENS!!!!
 We came home with potatoes, squash, peppers pumpkins and more.
 Sarah's pumpkin made  from stuff around the farm. Pretty cute:)
 I've  been getting a few eggs from Lucas' chickens they are getting to good a hiding them tho!!
 I guess the buffalo are on a fall calving schedule too. We now have 3 new calves.

 Hope they get to get alittle bigger before it gets to cold.
 Geese are flying over head most evenings.
 Yesterday's dust storm it was something else. John, Lucas and I got caught out in it on the 4 wheeler.
Greg's family had family pictures taken a  few weeks we are!!! I'll share a few more later..................JMF

Saturday, October 3, 2015

I'm alittle behind on what's happening at the old ranch............

            I finally have most of my sister's fabric made into pillows. This one was a wedding present for Waylon and Jackie:)
 The back I love the fabric!
 I look through my pictures and realize I could have wrote a blog post several weeks ago. I don't have much to write about.
 Thanks to the silage crew they made short work and a big pile of feed for the cows this winter.
 These pictures remind me of the Ranch Wife's blog they went to Zimbabwe Africa.
 If I could just  cue the elephant to walk across the picture I could really pretend I was there with her:)  Here's a link to her story. It's not a 10 part story like I suggested to her but go check out the awesome pictures and great information on the area.
Lovin life at the end of dirt road

 It was windy for a few days so didn't get the silage pile covered right away.
 My trail of pillowcases for the safe house in Mitchell.
 This is a picture of a picture so a little grainy plus it's OLD Greg and I in the early 70's
 The calves are weaned and vaccinated.

 Fall cows are almost done calving.

 I sure kick myself for not picking this cute pumpkin pallet up the other day. I know where it is tho:)
 Combining beans what a dusty job.
 This was a first for me. I was walking the other night and had my camera when I heard the buffalo bull having a fit. Well he was guarding one of his cows from his other guy!
 Are you looking at me???
I was surprised when they butted heads but the Char bull won and didn't back down . The buffalo had to move on. He was probably embarrassed when his cow followed him a few minutes later loser!!!................JMF