Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Growing up on the Ranch

Hi Sweet Peeps! 
I've been a very busy girl 'round here lately. I'm sewing bindings on the quilts I'm putting in the Heart of Texas Quilt Show, April 26-27th, sewing up BOM's, making a graduation quilt for my DIL's  little sister, playing around with string blocks and working on a June birthday quilt for my Son. 
For the past couple of years, every time Son walks in while I'm sewing, he says "Is that mine? ",
while giggling.  (He giggles like I do). I made him a quilt with tee-pees on it when he was 16 (16 years ago) and he has used it  everyday since. Are you imagining a tattered quilt? You're correct, it is. "Sew", Mom is working on a new one using Bonnie Hunters Scrappy Mountain Majesties. I think it will look very southwestern made of cowboy prints. He said he wants it made BIG ! He turned out to be a Big man, 6" 3" big. I have to have the top completed by May 1st, "sew" I can take it with me to Little Jo's Club at Angela's. who happens to be my most excellent long arm quilter. Speaking of that, I promised to show you some pictures of my Growing up on the Ranch quilt that I was putting the binding on. 
BEWARE !     
My photos do not do it justice ! It's cloudy and RAINING here

 I was happy with it when I finished putting it together.
Since Angela quilted it, I'm Very HAPPY with it !
She did a phenomenal job !

The back is just as pretty as the front !

Angela also finished quilting the Butter and Marmalde quilt that I made for the Dare to Dresden Blog Hop. OMG! It is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L since she quilted.  Pictures...later !

 Our friends, Nancy and Lenward put us in the chicken business. 
They're temporary home is next to the Ranch Patrol's sleeping quarters. They can alert us to four legged night time predators.  Ranch Man and I are totally stressing over chicken safety ! I said, "Ranch Man, building a coop and enjoying yard birds can't be that hard. We'll see..... 
"Sew" I'll be telling you about two rookies raising Buff chickens in future posts.
 The rooster's name is Fonzie, because he has a great big comb ! LOL, I slay my-self with humor ! ROTFLMBO !  

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Wednesday, April 17
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Beth @ Words and Stitches
Kathy @ iHeartSquishy
Thursday April 18
Merry Gay @ Merry Gay in Stitches
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Joanne @ Everyone Deserves a Quilt
Linda @ Buzzing and Bumbling
Mary @ NeedledMom
Sherry @ Peanuts Patchwork
Fredrika @ Feltfree på Åsly 
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Sharon @ Dancing thru Threads
Madame Samm @ !Sew WE Quilt!
Have a fabulous day and God bless You


Doniene said...

Awesome finish on "growing up on the ranch!! Love those redwork blocks!! Do you have the patterns? Can't wait to see Butter and Marmalade!!! You have been busy, too!!


Rachaeldaisy said...

I Love your Growing up on a Ranch Quilt!! The stitcheries are so sweet and the applique is so wonderful, love the cactus and boot! Your quilt show is the same dates as my local quilt show. Excellent name for your rooster, too funny!!


The quilts are great, you are so quilty busy! Me too, but not quilty.. Soon I will be doing the free motion quilting, this machine is great, only one thing is, The light is low...

Ranch Wife said...

Cloudy? Raining? Well just pack it all up along with that awesome quilt and send it this way! I've got chickens or I would tell you to send those along too. :)