Saturday, September 18, 2021

Orange Rainbow Scrap Challenge

 I dug thru my Block box and guess what???


There was Orange!! Not a whole lot -  but these are the blocks that I found with some ORange in them.

I think they will work!


I feel like there is a few Placemats in there! and they will be bright and cheery!

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Purple 30's Quilt .... and Finished (or not) Friday!!

 Whoop Whoop - I'm celebrating..... 



A whole Finish!!! a Whole Bound and everything....


and another Hike in the woods
Can you tell I have REALLY needed some outside time?



or maybe just some outside time that is not weeding, watering and chasing cows haha!


the wind caught us - and gave my quilt holder away!!


So this block is called the Bee Blessed block?  I found that pattern years ago here:

http://sewmeblog.blogspot.com/2014/11/bee-blessed-november-2014.html  and I rREALLY liked it!!! I used it for a lot of 30's Stashbusting - and then I saw one in Red White and Blue and decided it was a pretty versatile block!


This will be in my Quiltygirl Etsy Store at some point - I am still learning how to manage my time .πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜‚

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

More Wild Animal Sanctuary

 First off - Nope - The Tiger did not catch the duck.... that duck flew away like his life was on the line!!



And now!!! Are you ready for a totally photo laden post?  I mean really - you can't go to this place without taking a gazillion million trillion photos - But I really did pare it down for you... sort of!

I think these animals are just so gorgeous - and every time I read about where they came from.


Kiro: 

 Mexico Government Confiscation

 - Kiro is a male Leopard that was 

confiscated by the Mexican 

Government agency known as 

PROFEPA

 due to his being trafficked illegally.  

When rescued, 

Kiro was suffering from abuse 

and neglect including having been 

declawed on all four feet and being 

malnourished and underweight.


  Kiro is now at a healthy weight and has regained his agility and mental health.  

This handsome Leopard can look forward to living 

a wonderful life in a sensory-rich habitat with the Sanctuary’s many other Leopards. - TWAS

 


And you hear their rescue stories:

"Pleiades" is another example of human meddling, as White Tigers are inbred to such a degree that all of them have genetic issues as well. Although Pleiades is less than one year old, he has severely crossed eyes as a result of the endless inbreeding that took place when person after person bred White Tiger fathers to their White Tiger daughters... TWAS

I love the look Pleiades
gave the other tiger when the mean came sailing through the air - I think that was not an amused look.... Until more meat came!!




Now the Bears!! Oh My the Bears - these are truly my spirit animal... They eat, they sleep and they lay around.... sometimes they even swim!!

These two heard the truck coming....  

And then Oscar says - hey!!! I can't see - so he stands up to check things out!!





And Clementine - not to be outdone says - Heck Fire - If I stand I can see too!!

Do they just make you laugh? I know - I am easily entertained - but seeing them in a happy place - makes me happy!





I Belive He knew the camera was on him - and of course -had to give me a little pose right>?



And this bear - Oh my stars did he make me laugh - he played in the water, got out and ate - got back in and goofed off - he was the best!



Here is the website for the sanctuary - you can read more about all the animals they have there - and learn their rescue stories. They always need money - but sometimes they need donations of things you have around your house - and you can ship them there. One time they had a towel drive - and That was pretty cool - I cleaned out a closet!!

The WIld Animal Sanctuary

Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

A Hawaiian Shirt .... Finish!!!

 I finished another Shirt.... It's a different style than the first one, and quite frankly - A little easier!!

I think its called a Hawaiian Style?  


And I really did use a Hawaiian Print!!  The top is the man trying it on for me to see if I got the sizing close to right - and then LB came home... ( yay!! But he took a lot of groceries back home with him!)

And goofed off a little for me! Oh ya - he also did chores for the weekend so we could get away for a bit. I love having Kids that know what they are doing!


I think I may now be ready to cut into his Special Fabric.... Maybe..... I'm still a little worried.


Also - for my Birthday ( in August) I asked if we could go to the Wild Animal Sanctuary. it is one of the most coolest places in Colorado - and so... we went on safari.

Well - not like a real safari - they have an elevated walkway up above the place - Its a mile long... and I love it. Took my camera and just pretended I was in Africa....


Now... read this photo from right to left - Top right - she is stalking the ducks and hunting in her pond, 

Bottom Right - she turns my way.... silently stalking

Then left - She jumps - and I threw my camera up and screamed - then went - HEY!!! I wanted that photo - and tried again.  It was really awesome to watch.

Monday, September 13, 2021

I got Sidetracked.....

..... and may have started a new obsession.... My Man?.... not real sure what to think haha!

It started with my Friend M - She makes these cute little hats to put in Operation Shoebox Boxes.. and she said.... I need about 100 more hats... anyone interested in helping?  I can teach you.

oops - 

So one time - I tried to take a knitting class, and I was knitting (or something like it) and the lady next to me said "Let me see your project" and she grabbed it and started feeling it.

She said - you have a LOT of dropped stitches. I asked how she could tell, cuz, um, no disrespect, but aren't you blind? and she said - Yep I am - and I can feel your mistakes.   I did keep trying to finish that project, but I had no one to come home and continue to help me knit.... so I gave it up. 

M said - I can teach you - and I said - you have your work cut out for you.

and now LOOK!!


I made Three Small people ones!! The pink ones I did not make a brim on.... but then she showed me how to make a brim - so I tried on the Black one - Go Me! I didn't screw it up too bad. 

The Black and White one was inspired by Belted Galloway cattle down the road from me. ( google them)

Then!! I graduated to regular people sizes... and Variegated yarn ;-)



At this, the Husband wasn't too upset about - but then.... we went on a little weekend getaway and the first place that I saw was called "Yarned and Dangerous"   And guess what?

I convinced him to go in!! haha!




It is in a really old historic Building - Built in the late 1800's , but here's the reason he stayed... The original owner was a big hunter - and as most big hunters do, they have animal heads - and so!!

I shopped - He dreamed about hunting!! haha! It worked out good!

What is your favorite yarn to make hats from? 

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Sunday, September 12, 2021

In the Strangest Places

 



Many of you have asked – How do I find these Veterans that need a Quilted Hug?

Well – I have been doing this for a long time so many people know me, and know what I do – that helps. My name and number is out there. But here is an interesting one.

A friend of mine had to go to the dentist. She mentioned Quilts, and starting to stitch blocks for our Quilts ( for Military) , and the dental tech started talking about a friend she had, who had a son/soldier, who had just returned from Afghanistan, and he wasn’t having a good time. So my friend got the dental techs friends’ number and told me I needed to call….. did you follow all that?

So I called. I talked to this soldiers Mom and all she could say was – he’s in a bad place and I don’t know what to do. I made the date and time to come to her house …. And away I went.

When I arrived he was out in the yard doing some yard work. He knew a friend of his moms was coming, but didn’t know anything other than that. So imagine his surprise when I introduce myself to his mom. He thought we already knew each other – oops!

I introduced myself to him and of course asked if he had a minute.

Turns out life had been a little rough on him. When he was in country, his driver’s license expired. He was allowed to drive a HumVee in a foreign country, but when he came back here he couldn’t rent an apartment without a valid license. And the DMV was giving him a huge run around since it had expired over a year ago… shame right?

He had so much paperwork and protocol to go thru ( besides the Drivers License) , at the same time suffering from injuries, that it was truly overwhelming to him. I was beyond frustrated for him. But! I also came bearing phone numbers and people that could help get done what needed to be done. So he and I got to calling these people. I had decided that he had so many things that had to be done, and I am an organizer – I was just going to schedule it all.. poor kid… he didn’t know what hit him.

Anyways we had all the appointments set up for the next week. People were working on his list and there was a little light there for him. And then I remembered! I came to wrap him in hugs and love with a Quilt!!

I went back to my car and got the Quilt of Valor® out.  I proceeded to tell him all about it and how I came to his house that day. I told him all about this quilt, and why I thought he really needed it, and I wrapped him up in it. He might have had a little weepy eye going on, but you could tell, that quilt was NOT coming off for a while. I told him every time he thought he needed a little extra love, he needed to wrap himself in it.

Because I just can’t let things go, I called some of our contacts to make sure that he had arrived for his appointments. One of the folks said – Yes he did, and he came with his Quilt.

Now if that just doesn’t make a little ol’ me extremely happy.

And that! Is how I meet Veterans (active duty or not)


Friday, September 10, 2021

The Quilt that Needs A Name and!!! Finished ( or not) Friday

This quilt is NOW a Finished!!!  Quilt,  and! I love the contrast of the colors! But - I have been calling it the Teal quilt - and it sounds lonely that way. It needs a Name... Suggestions??



Oh ya! And you know I took it hiking with us! It had to be introduced to the whole world.


But don't worry - after its photo shoot it went straight back into the Car - I kept it super clean, as it will go on Etsy soon.   

I just love all those fun fabrics in there - they are mod and crazy, and swirly and... Teal!! with Hot pink and purple - A perfect combination right??

All right - if you have a name!! Shoot it off to me - give it an identity!

Now!!
Time for Finished ( or not) Friday!!
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You know what - I am starting in the third year of hosting this... My first time taking over from Myra was 8/23/2019  - WOW!!

Alright - so !! Why!!??!! aren't all my UFO's done????









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Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Placemat Progress and... a Visitor

 I have Caught up on  all my placemats now - Every one ( 54 I think) that I have made is ( are) now bound! Which is kinda exciting - I feel like I can start some more now.  I just need to see if I have any Orange blocks in my Block Bin.... If not - I will substitute!


( You can read all about my Placemat Project here: Placemat Project)


Look!! Purple!!

and a top shot!


I had a Blogger friend come my way!! 

Sherrill from Quilting in My Sleep ( on the Right) and her friend were traveling the country. She emailed me and said I think I will be in your area - and I laughed... No one comes to my area for a vacation - but! she made it work - and we met up and had some yummy pizza and Amazing Conversation! 

Totally made my Day ( ps I am in the center.... you know EVERYTHING is all about me right???)



Monday, September 06, 2021

off the beaten path

 We were just driving around and came upon some fun shots for me to take !  and! These are with my cell phone ;-)



I realize its not a level photo - but I was learning out of the car window - I thought this looked so pretty , just sitting in the valley like that.

A close up of the barn to the left. LOVED the Flag!


I know some of these pastures are communal pastures, so in the fall you round up your cattle to the pens, and haul them back to your pastures. This loading dock caught my eye





And of course - you have to see it in Black and White!

Pretty enjoyable drive - and! I even got Ice Cream!

Friday, September 03, 2021

A Scrappy Quilt.... and !! Finished ( or not) Friday!!

I thought that when fall came, life would get back into some sort of routine, and things would settle down - but that is not turning out to be the case. I am wondering how we fit all this *life* stuff in when we had three kids running in three different sports all the time.... hmmm... Its a mystery!!

I told my other half that Labor Day is going to be all Labor - to get organized and back on track... do you think he believes me?  haha! I am not sure that I do!!


Anyways - I was able to sneak in a finish here!!

Its pretty scrappy and I think is super colorful. I even have it washed, and turned the AC on so I could snuggle it for 10 Minutes....




I made Purple Binding for the quilt - I thought the dark would tie it all together!




We live right under the jet stream that just brings that smoke right to our doorstep and its Blechhy! and it takes the brightness off the photos. and those poor people really dealing with the Fire and devastations - oh my - I can not imagine!!

Sorry - got off subject there - another off subject.... today is our Anniversary - Hey!! I should go plan a cake or something!!! 

Anyways - this is my Finish for this week and I am taking the WIN!!  Now!! Show us what you have been up to!!

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Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Quilts for Firefighters

 I got to do a fun thing!!

My Pieceable Friends quilt guild President gets to choose a philantrhopy or someplace she would like to see us cover in QUilts - and she chose local fire departments -

Well! Since my QOV sewing group stitches at our fire department = we decided we should help show some love !

So not only did I get to help make the quilts - I was the lucky one to set up the delivery !!!

I felt like a little kid getting to stand with my heroes !! Too cool !!!

Hopefully they will get some rest time
Between taking care of our community to snuggle in the quilts πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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