Monday, September 30, 2013

Dog Days of Summer...

Why isn't it 'Cat' Days??
 
This little guy was stocking .....
 
 
This big guy!!

 
Tomorrow is October and the grass is green


and the flowers are still in full bloom...

 
Who would believe summer is gone??
 
 
 
But I know it's Fall when it's time to haul square bales...

 
Even Dawson was ready to help....


 
and the bale pop-up makes for a much easier job

 
bringing them up to the top of the box...

 
October skies are gorgeous with the blue and yellow contrast...

 
Before you know it, we were loaded and on our way home with the loads!



I even managed to find time to sneak in some sewing on Scrap Squad #5 quilt...
 
 
I went with a these fabrics....
 

 
Then I noticed my vacuum and began to wonder if it's subliminal inspiration??
 
 
 
This is the direction I am going with this one...


I think this road is looking a little busy!!
 
 
Christa
 


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Homespun in Carlyle,Saskatchewan

 
With most of the siding complete....
 
(Every box of siding contains a surprise inside...this one is black AND white)
 
 
 
The lights all hung inside....
 
 
and out...

 
We took a break and headed to Carlyle, Sk to take in Homespun Craft and Quilt Show.
 
This is a juried show and always proves to be interesting.
 
There are great tasty snacks...
 
 
Yes..
 
These have already been taste tested for family approval!!

 
 
There was amazing metal work....
 
 
 
Not sure if it was the red, the dragonfly or the black rock
 
 but
 
 I thought the garage deserved a house warming gift.
 
This hat..... 

 
 and set of mitts really made us laugh....
 
 
as my dad has trapped many skunks this summer.
 
Who knew he could have had a market for his 'wares'??
 
We seriously considered it for a Christmas gift for him
 
BUT
 
it's a little too warm for Arizona!!
 
At the Quilt show, I was very good.....
 
 
I only purchased one FQ.
 
 Who could resist such a beautiful piece?
 
So it's back to the grindstone today!
 
Got to hurry...winter is a...coming!!!
 
Christa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A Great Finish to a Friday

 
We managed to finish harvest on Friday!!
 
It was a nice surprise to come home and find this beautiful felting wool...
 
 
and cat keychain on my table...
 
 
Thanks, Maryann!!
 
They are too beautiful to use!
 
Then it was off to the Bus Demolition Derby...
 

Yes...I am still in Saskatchewan not Arkansas!!
 
 
First,
 
 it was Let's Make a Deal with cargo containers where a little girl won a quad!

 
Next... it was "Race the vehicle you drove here".....
 
It was big 3/4 ton trucks challenging each other
 
  then.....
 
 this little Firefly(aka. pizza delivery boy) took the field to challenge the winning truck....

 
He was the underdog and no one expected much from this little puddle jumper...
 
but
 
 he surprised us all....
 
 
and took the checkered flag in the end!!
 

 
The driver said his success was front wheel drive but tires are hard to find for this little car
 
Next was the 'Rollover' competition

 

 
Where local firefighters awaited....
 
 
to flip the cars ...
 
 
 
back up on their feet!!
 
250$ is not enough for self inflicted whiplash!!
 
Finallly..
 it was the real attraction of the night....
 
This was a funder raiser for the St. Joseph's Hospital in Estevan,Saskatchewan
 
 organized by Davin Emmel of Dart Services.
 


 31 buses ready to do some damage on the figure 8 track....
 

 


Davin Emmel's M&M bus
 
These drivers went all out decking their buses with train horns and chrome stacks,
 
 

 
Snazzy tires....
 
 
Prisoners and bars....
 
 
Camo and cornstalks....

 
and even a patchwork bus!!
 
After 2 hours of smash 'em, crash 'em up.... 
 
 
there was nothing left but metal carnage and smoke.
 
It was a lot of laughs and proceeds went to a great cause!!
 
Who knew?!?!?
 
Christa
 
 
 

 
 

 


Friday, September 13, 2013

Scrap Squad Friday...A Little Late...

Can you believe it's Friday already??
 
Where do the days go??
 
I'm a member
 
I missed posting last Friday's Scrap Squad of Anne Wien's version on Western Waltz.
 
 
QMMP 131000 BENHAM 400 QM Scrap Squad: Annes Spring Meadow Waltz
This was my Christmas version...
 
 
This was Anne's version....
 
GEDC1512 1024x768 QM Scrap Squad: Annes Spring Meadow Waltz
 
More about Anne's creative process can be seen here -Anne's Meadow Waltz
 
 
Enjoy the day...
 
might be one of our last HOT days!!
 
I should be able to finish up harvest today....Yah!!
 
Christa
 
 
 


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Lucy Needs a New Home..

On the home front,
 
there is plenty of help and the garage is in the finishing mode!
 

But the real problem at the moment is finding Lucy a new home before winter!!
 
LUCY - the victim....
 
 
She is a VERY loving indoor cat we adopted from the Humane Society.
 
She is neutered and a super easy keeper.
 
BUT
 
DAWSON - the culprit...

 
hates Lucy and I am afraid for her life.....
 
Don't get me wrong...

 
Dawson loves cats....

 
There is lots of proof but if they run they become the prey!
 
So if you are looking for a great companion to snuggle with or know of someone who is, 
 
Lucy is your girl!!
 
Christa and Lucy
 
> ^ .. ^ <
 
 
 


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Crickets and Combines

You know it's harvest when you see dust in the mirror!
 
 
And the hum of crickets and combines can be heard...
 
 
Alot was accomplished on the LONG weekend but break downs have slowed things down
 
So it was a great 'break' to be invited to Lunch in the Field yesterday!
 
Lorin Marcotte had won a lunch for 12 people brought to the field....



by our local Radio station and other local sponsors!!

 
So thanks to Colleen for picking me up....
 
 
 The Marcottes
 
 

 
Of all ages gathered to share in the lunch!!


 
That's my kind of BREAK!!
 
Thanks Lorin and Colleen for the invite!
 
I hope everything holds together today....
 
Or I may need a 'break' of another kind....like a rest home!!
 
Christa