Sunday, May 31, 2009

Its a Girl!

And her name is July. I don't know why there is a line under my words but I am ignoring it. It's a blogger issue. July is a registered Quarter horse. This means she came with papers. She has been with the same family for all but 4 months of her 7 years.
I have been looking for a horse for me ever since we brought home Sugar for my DD. Imagine sharing a horse with your daughter. My oldster is 25 and still going strong , just ask July. So far Little Bit threatens July with bodily harm every time they touch noses over a fence. Then I threaten Little Bit. with some harm and she has been knowing me for 20 years so.....
Took a quiz on Blogger and my animal totem is the Bear:

You enjoy life and are generally in an even tempered mood. As you go from day to day people know they can depend on you for your strength of character. You are not one of those that can easily uproot yourself. You like your territory, and enjoy sharing it with others who mean no harm. All together you are a very kind person. However, there is a flip side to this personality. It is the one that hides until someone or something enters upon the situation with obvious destructive or dangerous intentions. When this happens, your temper is not to be reckoned with. So protective are you over others who you have accepted into your life, you will fight for them and God help the one who dared to try and harm your loved ones. The bear is here to remind you that not every situation calls for a violent response. Sometimes you can get the honey without having to knock the tree down.

That is so apt it would be scary if I wasn't a bear. Just be sure and call me Mrs Bear thank you very much.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Giant Marshmallows Land on Local Farm

These are actually hay in giant glad bags. It is called Hayledge and it like siledge only with hay. We don't bale our hay like this but our big time farmer neighbors do, it saves time to bale this way as the hay doesn't have to be dry to bale it. They look so cool out in the pastures. Imagine the Jolly Green giant saying HO HO HO.

Great Saturday AM one and all. At least I am going to not miss Quilting Arts TV this Am. Its on in 30 minutes. Yes it comes on at 6 AM. Ah well.
Here are some of great words of advice from my long arm list:

"Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part." :)

Maxine: "If each day is a gift, I'd like to know where to return Mondays."

Time is precious, waste it wisely

Choosing a dog may be the only chance to pick a relative"
Alas , I didn't take my camera to the class I taught this past week. I was very pleased to see 7 people complete quilt tops that looked like mine. I have asked that they send me pictures as they complete their quilts.

Monday, May 18, 2009

This is one of the quilts I made with the Cheryl Phillips templates. You can just cut triangles for these blocks and the 1st time I made one I did just that. If you are trying to put something specific in the windows the templates are invaluable. This is my Paper Piecing class project.

This is a table runner using a method of creating curves without sewing curves. One day it will be part of a class I want to teach called dimensions.

This quilt is a mariners compass with crazy patch for the borders , using all the fancy stitches from my Viking.

The next pictures are of show and tell from some of the talented folks at Early Bird Quilt Guild. This week I am going back to teach a class , so more pictures then!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Early Bird Quilt Guild

I was the speaker this past Wed. at Early Bird Quilt Guild in Conyers. This is my Tricky Pinwheels quilt made using Billie Lauders quick techniques. This is from a book "Fat Quarter Quilt " by M'liss Rae Hawley
This is a quilt made from 9 patch blocks that are cut in half then 2 halves are flipped.Here is a disappearing 9 patch tutorial.

This is my latest quilt , a attic window and a mitered strip on on side. These are my own handdyed fabrics.

More tomorrow......

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Smoking Cow

The cows hot breath and cool water made it look like my cows were smoking .
This is Teddy Bear and her new just born this morning baby girl. She is only our 3rd girl out of 16 babies. Gotta call her Theadora , maybe Dora for short.

This is Black Eyed Suzy and her baby boy Sam, don't ask, it just came to me.
Sad thing was that my favorite cow Thankful calved the same day as her mama, Suzy, but her calf died. It's front legs were down and she couldn't deliver. By the time the vet. got here that baby was dead. Boohoo. But I am glad , if she had calved during the night Thankful would have died too.
Hope to find some more babies this weekend.

Friday, May 1, 2009

This is the newest baby, a boy ,Parka born of Hoodee.
This is a very new baby, it was so big we had to help. This was the 1st time DD really saw a birth and she was overwhelmed. This cow is named Old Cow with White Udder. Her baby has 2 white feet so his name is Footey.

This is Ila , and her had her 1st baby with no problems. His name is Daniel. The names are destinations , Ila's mom is Peole as small burg in the county. Ila is a major city with a 4 way stop. Danielsville is the county seat.

Not all babies make it, poor Cowgirl's baby was dead yesterday and we had to have the vet. out for Old White Udder , who went down with Milk Fever .
I am almost done with the top of the Attic Window/mitered squares quilt. All these cows are getting in my way of sewing.