Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Quilts of Valor CO

I have some great Quilts to show you today!! Do you have your coffee? or in my case Dr Pepper?

Let's go!

This one was fabric dyes, pieced and quilted by Vicki Welsh
She does AMAZING hand dyed fabrics!!

I'm not sure who pieced this one
But it is made with our past Block Drive Blocks
and quilted by Steve and Linda in Parker

Again another top snuck in
I think that Bernie pieced it
but it was Quilted by Debra B in CO

This was made by Angela in AZ
and quilted by Stefanie C

Below - also quilted by Stefanie C
Pieced by our Greeley Group

I didn't know if I wanted to share this or not
but this guy ( The Horse) has been such a big part of my life,
since he was born on our ranch... and he loved my Soldiers and Veterans
he always had a nuzzle or hug for them
He sadly developed Plural Pnemonia, 
and has gone to the big Roping Arena in the heavens.

Its been a rough time, so I wanted to remember him
in his happy spot - trying to sit on someones lap!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Fall Bazaar and Bowl Cozies

Our church is holding a Fall Bazaar - and I am going to man a Table....

Wish me Luck

One of the things that have always been great gifts for me to give has been bowl cozies -


I am making some for the Bazaar.... our goal is to raise funds to help build a new church - so I hope these sell well ..... ( a Percentage goes to the church and a percentage goes to me)

The numbers are growing
 I'm slow - 
But check out my stack!!  Whoot Whoote

Interested - Come to the Fall Bazaar on October 28th
or message me - I will make you some!!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Prairie

You ever get that calling to see more wide open spaces?  I got it - and I went - and wow - what spectacular beauty!!

Isn't this a view you would love to see as you are driving?   FYI - there was absolutely NO one around, so it was safe to stop right smack in the middle of the road!

Windmills were everywhere 
I love windmills
at least the old fashioned ones

The Prairie View

I accidentally got in the middle of an antelope group
Not a herd I decided - because they were calling to each other
and I think this boy was flirting with the girls
and the girls kept running away

( PS - I was at a great distance from them, they just surprised me)

You all know my fondness for light and Black and Whites right?
I took a while to compose this one
knowing full well I wanted it in B&W

Another Cool Windmill

and look
Another Windmill
But what a view right?
I think I would enjoy ranching here on days like this
Not sure how the winter would be tho.

So I am driving away from my day on the prairie
and I see this!
It was the entrance to a road that led to a house that had even more mean crazy stuff on it
and a TON of keep out, private, Trespassers will be shot , etc Signs
Needless to say - I snapped the photo
From the safety of my car - and moved on!!

My momma didn't raise a fool!

What a gorgeous day though - and so refreshing to the spirit

linking to:  The Barn Collective
Life Thru my Lens

Monday, October 09, 2017

Presidents Challenge Quilt ( Our Guild President)

Just so you didn't think I was getting political on you, this was our Quilt Guild Presidents Quilt challenge for this year.  And her challenges are fun!!

She wanted to support those affected with Breast Cancer... so the challenge was issued in January to make a quilt to have ready at out September Meeting. She will choose recipients ( or you could nominate them to her as well)  and they will be presented next month.

This is Mine:

and boy you should have seen the others - they were so gorgeous - and so many of them!  I loved them all!!!

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Camp Collins - Colorado

In the Middle of Old Town Ft Collins sits a really cool Museum.

And in it - is some of the buildings of the people who settled Ft Collins - and it is cool!

Here is the story - click on it to make it bigger

And then there were other houses in the little village!

Look closely at the photo above
See anything more 21st centruy in there?
I was really tempted to move it.... but I didn't know if I would get in trouble

The window on this little house intrigued me
I really really really wanted to go in
but the doors are locked!!

and in color
Check out that curtain!!

I had too much fun with this one
trying to make it look vintage

if you ever get to Ft Collins CO
you might enjoy this little village

and there is a museum next to it that has different shows 
The day we went there was a quilt show hanging of modern quilts
and a local photographer

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Quilts of Valor Colorado -October

Helloooo October....

That came quick didn't it?!!!

We are still rockin' and Rollin' in the QOV world here in CO - and I thought maybe you would like some inspirations??? 

These 4 ( the one above) and the 3 below)
Were pieced by Meredith and quilted by Ron
Aren't they beautiful!

These two were made by Connie and Joan, and quilted by Connie

This one was pieced by our Greeley Group
and quilted by Beth K in Colorado

This one was also quilted by Beth - she did such a lovely job
it was pieced by the Sharp family - the Mom and her two sons!
Cool eh??

These two came from the Chaffee CO QOV
Ran by Linda L - they are SO productive
and these went to a Womens PTSD group

This one was pieced by Kathy and quilted by Connie

And the last two for today
Left was pieced by Terry M and the right pieced by Kristi
Both were quilted by Judy V
Happy Thoughts today!!

Which was your favorite?

Monday, October 02, 2017

Black and White .... and more white

I have a friend..... yes - Pick yourself up - I do have a friend ... ha ha

She likes to make blocks, but she doesn't like to make tops.... so she makes stacks of blocks and gives them to me....

She gave me a mish mash of Black and white blocks - so I started goofing off with them to see what I could do.....

This is where I was....
and then I had to start doing math

Math - is sometimes goofy....

and this is where I am now..

Some blocks are still on my ironing board...
I got distracted:

Because Kevin the Quilter posted a clue on his Mystery quilt
so I am trying to do that too

Before he reveals the finale

*Amended - Before I go look at the finale*

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Sunday, October 01, 2017

Old Buildings, Barns and Homesteads

You may have figured out by now that not only is Quilting my Passion.... but my Camera is my Best Friend. We go everywhere together, and lately - we have been having a LOT of fun!

Some of the places I have been recently are pretty rustic and out of the way, so I thought I would share a few photos of the places I have been.

This is an old Homestead that is close to the river
I will assume that when the river flooded it was pretty underwater, based on the construction going on around it - but I just love how it is settled there -in the valley

This old barn just jumped out at me as we were trekking along
and All I could think of was how great it would look in Black and White

I wish that sign wasn't there - but apparently - the law that anyone hurt is not the responsibility of the owner had to be front and center ..

This is Bill

I thought Bill was abandoned
But it is not!!

And this is the Bill Post Office
Right next to the store.

I LOVED them! 
And of course - they weren't open when we were there
so We will have to return

Did you ever watch the Movie Cars?
I saw this truck and Immediately started calling him 'Mater....

Around the corner from Mater was *The Store*   Isn't that so cool - I haven't seen Coca Cola signs like that for a while!!  It made my day!!

I really wanted to go in and 'Get Stuff'
but alas - with my camera - sometimes my bag is just too heavy....

Hope you enjoyed seeing these places
I sure had fun finding them!!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Purple and Green Churndash Quilt

I obviously need a better name for this quilt - but at this moment - it is called Purple and Green Churndash!!  Pretty fitting right?

AND!! the best news! it is finished!!

It is 64 x 64 inches and so very fun and bright

Next to my barn quilt for fun
Don;t look at the bottom - the doors aren't up yet
( it was - emphasis on the was- summer)

And the back!
Isn't that fun too?  

We were struggling against the wind, so thought we would use a corral gate
and that's when we realized why the wind was blowing

Sometimes you really should look around!
This is my outtake - 
isn't my bambino such a sweet helper??

If you want to see it in progress:

If you know someone who could use a quilt such as this

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That is all ;-)
Thanks !!

Linking to:
Busy Hands Finished or Not Finished
TGIFF at Kathys Kwilts
Crazy Mom Quilts
Can I get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions

Monday, September 25, 2017

Devils Tower - Wyoming

Over Labor Day we made a quick trip up to my In Laws place - and they willingly took us out to Devils Tower.   We have been before, but we think it may have been in the last century..... 

Did you knowDevils Tower was declared the first United States National Monument in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt.

We had a blast - 4 of us hiked all the way around the monument, and I think between us, there may have been over a gazillion photos taken!

When we went the fires in Wyoming and Montana were pretty bad, and the smoke made it difficult to see, as well as breathe.

But! We had a great time anyways

For you Joy
My Favorite 
Black and white
and the same ( well almost the same) in Color.

That blue sky was much easier to see up close to the monument

But it smelled like a campfire

The sunset was pretty cool though with the smoke

And my attempt's at a Panorama or two

The next day we went golfing, and the smoke was getting so bad, a fire just to the north of us was up to 90,000 acres, and we were praying for rain.   I don't get to watch too much TV, but I sure hope this wet weather has slowed and even put out some of the fires.

Linking to:
Through My lens
Our World Tuesday
Wednesday around the world