Sunday, May 29, 2016

Piggies, Puppies and Kittens

Can you believe how the days are flying by??

The crops are in and up!!

The garden is planted...


Flowers are starting to bloom


A sure sign of Spring....

BABIES!!

Justin's gilts had babies....18 to be exact!!

Kittens have been tamed....


All the puppies...

Gus, Kali, Charlie, Eli, Cole 
 (last two yet to be named) 


are in their new homes.

They were beautiful blue eyed puppies!!

It was my birthday this weekend.

My sisters flew in to spend it with me


I was spoiled as always!!

My grandsons gave me a special card...


Shelby knows me well...



A PURPLE  purse pincushion


Justin made me a new kitchen table with tile that looks like barn board


Love it!!

It is also my girlfriend's birthday on the same day

We have celebrated together for awhile now

Thank you,Louise for the special DQ cake 
(with EXTRA fudge crumble!!)

Delic!!


It was a fun week spent with family and friends!!


Love you all!!
Christa 






Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Farming+Ranching+Quilting=BUSY

Seeding is done...

the birds are making nests


The puppies are nearly ready to go to their forever homes...


They are cuter ever day...

Their blue eyes are so beautiful!!


The Sasktel repairman was here yesterday 
and
even he couldn't resist a stop at the pen for a snuggle!!

Branding and tagging is complete


No room for Scout in the box of the quad....


Cows are ready to hit the road!!

I have been anxious to start my new kit I purchased at the Regina Show

Chic Country 
by
Sew Kind of Wonderful


I have stolen an hour here and there...


I realized why I HAD to have this one!!
I have been looking for Zen Chic fabric for 6 months...


This whole quilt is Zen Chic!!


There is a whole lot of cutting in this quilt!!
Now to get those cows to pasture!

Christa

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Show

For Mother's Day, 
I thought it would be fitting to take my mom to the Prairie Piecemaker's Show in Regina,SK

My friend Shelby Love always invites us to come to the Trunk Show!!

Fabric Travels was their theme this year.

This was ONE of Shelby's winning pieces in the show!!

Such a cute piece, Shelby!!

Mom and I didn't make it passed the first three vendors without a couple of purchases!!

We even asked Quilter's Haven to sit on this quilt kit for 30 minutes
 so 
mom could mull over her 'need' for it

She needed it....


Happy Mother's Day mom!!

I have never gotten passed Fabriculous at this show without a purchase. 

In fact I had to ask Shelby last time to go back
 and
 buy the Weekender Bag at their booth 2 years ago.


I learned my lesson and just bit the bullet right away.

Afterall... I already owned the curved ruler that was needed!!


Chic Country in Blue and Grey.

No regrets.

There were lots of interesting quilts



Then it was supper 
at 
Shelby's .

Ken was given strict instructions to have it ready 
and 
we feasted and chatted up a storm.

The Loves have fabulous taste in art.

This elevator was done by Shelby's friend, Martha Cole.
(I told Shelby she could leave it to me in her will..
you know..
the 'sister from another mother' thing....)



Shelby's own winning art work of a Regina rooftop scene


Martha also made this for Shelby's 65th birthday


Excuse the bad lighting but this back alley scene was gorgeous!!


For Dessert...

We headed over for the Trunk Show with Elaine Quehl from Ottawa, Ontario



Her works of art were made with her own hand dyed fabrics.


Hostas, peonies, poppies and trees...


She has a real eye for structure and light



One of my favorites...hmmm... blues and browns....


She had great stories to go along with her inspiration for each piece


Such vibrant colors!!


Her trees were majestic



She was asked by Northcott to design fabric based on her own hand dyes

They are wonderful autumn colors


Also a poppy collection...


There were doorprizes like crazy!!

TrendTex generously donated a ton of fabric
Every table had 2 FQ packs which went to the oldest and youngest...

Yup....I was the youngest!!


We were sitting at a winning table....

We didn't win the Babylock from Cindy-rella's 
but 
Mom, Dot, Margaret, Heather and Shelby all were winners!!

Dot's winnings contained a box of fabric from all over the world

Each piece was labeled as to where it had come from!


The fun didn't end there!!
There was 4 presentations of Quilts of Valor.


I am so sorry but didn't catch their names
(or at least I don't want to get them wrong)


But this fine soldier....

He served in WW2

He had a letter that was written 71 years earlier to the day.

It was the day the war ended. 

It was a letter to him mother that he had written to inform her that it was over 
and 
he hoped to be home soon.

His mom had kept the letter.


It was pretty touching to be in the presence of such history. 

Thank you to all our soldiers who serve for our freedom.

Each soldier received a quilt.

Quilts of Valor have a goal of 10,000 quilts 
and 
are at around 6500 right now.

I can't think of a better gift than this soldier's mom getting her boy back home!!

Happy Mother's Day!

Christa