Friday, June 11, 2021

June Popup Shop




Yesterday my son and I started to haul water to our pasture.

The dugouts are down to nothing so we set up troughs 

and

started to haul water to them. 

A quilting friend, Anne Wiens from Montana texted me

 to

 warn us about the upcoming storm last night.


Thanks you so much, Anne!

 

There was definitely crazy wind and lightening.

Tornados were a real possibility. 

It didn't start raining till the dead of night

but

 so happy that it did!

It will buy the hay and dugouts some more time! 

Our chicken behind the door finally hatched her chicks...


How cute is he!!!


I snuck in some quilting time
 to 
get my roads on my version 
of
Color My World 
By 


Onward and upward to  Skyscrapers!

We are hosting a Popup shop on the farm tomorrow.


We will be joined 
by
 Fadiah of Something Sweet by Fadiah


Her creations are stunning....


They taste as good as they look!


Angela of Gypsy Soul Fabrics of Estevan will also join us!


Terry Whitman will also be here showing her amazing quilting abilities!!

There will be all kinds of Quilters eye candy!

Everything you need to make a quilt 
or
 anything else you want to do!

Quilters Dream Batting... THE best!!


Batiks straight from Bali




Wide back Flannels

 
In all kinds of colors!!


Interesting widebacks....


Some of every shade...


Quilt kits and notions...


Precuts galore!!


If the sun is shining,

 we are ready to hang some quilts!!


If you can't make it 
but
would love a chance to shop...

Just email or message me and we can try a virtual shop!!

My website
 is
 www.secondstoryquilting.ca

It's going to be a good day!!

See you tomorrow! 
 
Christa 



Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Let It Rain!

Like a couple of crazy fools...

We decided to go camping in the rain for the long weekend!

We headed out to Willow Bunch, Sask!   

We were so happy to finally be receiving some much needed moisture we didn’t care!  

No trek west is complete with out a stop 

At

Solo Italia in Ogema,Sk



For a thin crust pizza lunch 


Yup... 


There was rain which turned to icicles
But
We needed every drop! 


We went with some friends 

Played a ton of cards and games


There is nothing more cozy 
than 
listening to the much needed rain 
In 
front of the fireplace! 


Now that’s camping!! 

We headed for Lafleshe to a new restaurant 

called


Trigo Food and Drink

@trigofoodanddrink


Fennel and red onion salad 

It was a five course Italian supper


There were two options for every course 


Bread without salt and condiments 

So we ordered one of each and shared it all!!


Pasta and vegetable salad


Speck and barley soup


Lemon chicken and garlic potatoes 


Five layer lasagna



Mushroom ravioli


Parmesan  ice cream with balsamic vinegar 
and
 candied pears


Roasted strawberry coulee

We were stuffed to the eyeballs! 

The only thing I would have changed 
is 
having this chef moved to Estevan!

We checked out the Assiniboia museum. 

They even camped in the early days of Model T’s!


How cool is that! 


The first motor home! 


There were lots of vintage sewing machines



I loved this little doll collection
which  
Showed the different uniforms for nurses and candy

strippers 

This was one in the center was for our local hospital in Estevan, Saskatchewan 





Saskatoon candy stripper



Regina General Hospital



I had forgotten their hats and outfits were unique to their schooling! 

We also went to the Willow Bunch Giant Museum 
which 
was open this time! 

This man is as huge! 


Look at the size of his hands


And foot!!


There is a reason he had gig with the Circus back then! 

He ended up with tuberculosis and died at 28. 

The museum had a fund raiser with this quilt!

It was made by a lady in Moose Jaw,Sk. 


Only fitting since it’s a Quilt Patch Pattern!! 

I wondered if 100 years from now, 
Our styrofoam incubator might sit beside this one from the past! 






Visiting museums make me laugh at our life a bit
As
We still farm with many of what they consider to be relics! 

In all our travels, 

 I did not find one quilt store! 

Trust me... I looked! 

Southwest Saskatchewan is lacking in that department. 

It was a fun long weekend!

For once, 
we weren’t farming all long weekend! 

I forgot to say....

We have a new batch of baby piggies! 


Justin’s friend calls them ‘bacons seeds’

15 little jiggers! 

Hope you had a good weekend! 

Christa