Sunday, August 17, 2014

A Very Productive Week

Between the rains,
 

We have managed to get some swathing done...

 
We had a picnic in the hayfield with the Whitmans last night...
 

 
Behind Boundry Dam.....
 
 
To watch some fireworks....

 
It was an amazing display of color...

 
And we had front row seats....

 
Only 100 yards from where they were set off...

 
Some were shot off into the water and came back up into the sky!!

 
It was part of the Beach Bash for Boundry..

 
It was a fun evening!!

 
Thanks to the Whitmans for inviting us!!

 

 
 
We also had a reconnaissance mission
to
 recovering Justin's pigs from the neighbours place...
 
Yup...those are 2  VERY DIRTY pigs in the back seat of MY truck!!

 
I think Justin owes me some detailing for my truck!!
 
I also finished a quilt for my friend, Pat Jones...
 
Pat had a stroke just after purchasing the fabric for a Judy Neimeyer quilt.
 
 
 
 
I felt so bad for her so I offered to make the quilt for her....

 
I have a 'Love-Hate' relationship with these patterns.

 
I LOVE the end result
but
 HATE the waste of fabric as per Judy's instructions.

 
After all the components are sewn together...

 
There is some serious paper removal...

 
involved in getting to the end....

 
This is the LOVE part....



It's off to Terry Whitman's to be quilted!!
 
Going to be gorgeous..
 
 
Christa
 

 


Sunday, August 10, 2014

My Bear Creek Row Robin Quilt

 
In Halloween Style!!
 
 
My Row Robin quilt arrived home at the same time we did!!
 
It is filled with such creativity with Caldrons....

 
Candy corn....


Fussy cut Cats.....

 
Hand embroidery....

 
 A paper pieced haunted house....

 
Some Tricks...

 
And Treats...

 
A cutie-patootie vampire...

 
Some knock-your-socks-off Witches boots....

 
Some spiders and a witch!!

 
I can't thank the girls enough for all their amazing work on my travelling Row Robin!!!
 
Seven different States and a home in Canada!!
 
What a great International experience between quilters!!
 
Christa


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Next Stop....

Next stop......Bozeman,Mt
 
 
Where car washes use solar heated water and natural is the way to go!!
 
 
Bozeman is a beautiful town!!
 
 
You know you're in cowboy country when even the Coke machine is wearing a hat!!
 
 
I sent Arnold golfing and I toured around to all the quilt shops
 
My favorite was Mainstreet Quilt Co
 
 
 
Not so much for the fabric as the building!!
 
 
 It was beautiful!!
 
 
I had a chance to try Oprah's favorite drink..
 
' Moscow Mule'

 
It contained ginger beer, vodka and lime.
 
Mighty fine on a hot muggy day!!

 
 
We headed over to Dickinson, ND to meet up with Arnold's sister and brother in law.
 
Anita and Arnold
 
We dined at The Brick House Grill
 
 
and golfed at the Bully Pulpit Golf Course

 
Well...they golfed while I stitched in the golf cart....

 
Working on 'Rabbits Love Embroidery'
 
 
I even had to go back and search for my needle and thread
 
 
Talk about a needle in a haystack...or golf green!!
 
I heard the views were spectacular on this course so I rode along for the day..

 
It was breath taking....

 
Bully Pulpit was rated one of the top 100 courses in the States


The Guys were in the rough....were it is really ROUGH!!

 
The paths weaved up and around the Badlands....

 
making for amazing contrast between greens and Buttes

 
Someone had some incredible vision to make this course!!

 
It was a good day...

 
with all of us doing what we love in a setting that couldn't be beat!!

 
I must say...
 
 when this snake started to cross the cart path

 

 
I was glad I stayed in the cart!!!

 
I just hollered 'FORE!! Snake coming your way!!'
 
The afternoon was spent in Medora,ND

 
Where we listened to the tale of Teddy Roosevelt

 
in the Town Hall

 
He had a tragic start to his life with severe asthma as a child and later as a married man.
 
 His wife had their first child on Feb 12th.
 
 His mother died on Feb.14 and his wife passed later that afternoon.
 
His daughter, Alice was raised by his sister.

 
Supper was a Pitchfork Steak Fondue....


followed by the Medora Musical in the Hills...

 


This was an interesting use of a grainery!!
 
 
It was a much needed rest!!
 
Time to get ready for Harvest.....
 
Christa