Friday, June 11, 2021

Flower Power...

 

It's Flower Power Friday...



The hens want to take you 

on a walk around the yard...





Rhodie by the Thread Shed...





Rhodie.....Close-Up View






Calla Lily...





Close-Up View






Lupine






Rose Bush






Peonies






Peonies....Close-Up View





Roses and Peonies






Yellow Iris






Light Blue Iris






Star Lilies






Star Lily.....Close-Up view








It is RAINING here in Western Oregon

so we aren't making hay just yet...

which means I am still stitching:


I am pecking away at this 

new improv piece on the design wall



I am half way done with the machine quilting

on the Orange Peel / Pumpkin Seed Quilt:







Dottie Hen was happy to give you a tour

of the yard...

Enjoy our last days of SPRING !


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Saturday, June 5, 2021

Improv Technique 9...

 

It's hard to believe I haven't played with

Improv Piecing

for almost a year...



I pulled out my very meager stash of 

solid fabrics...




I sliced them into strips of random widths:


Darks on the left.....Lights on the right




I decided to create 9 patch blocks:


No measuring....freehand cutting

I don't want the seams to match up...





Improv 9 Patch





I want the blocks to be a bit wonky...





Yes, this is what I want...





Here it is on the design wall...





I also added in a few improv square blocks

to keep it interesting...





We are heading into a busy summer 

of making hay...

this is a good little project that I can

pop into the Thread Shed for a few minutes

here and there and make a square or two.





Looking forward to pecking away at this

over the next few months !




Just had to show off the pink rhodies

in front of the Thread Shed


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Friday, June 4, 2021

An Evening with the Cattle...

 

One of our favorite things to do 

at the end of the day...


is to drive up river a few miles 

and visit with the cattle at sunset...



The lighting is so yummy


and the cattle are so extra beautiful 

this time of year.





This calf is 2 months old...





This heifer, Party Girl, is 2 years old...



These are our new bulls:


They are one year old...





They are very sweet and peaceful...





This is Mary Blackfeather, 6 years old





This is Golden Girl, 5 years old





This is Golden Girls baby sister, 2 months old





This is Idella and Rosabelle

We are keeping them for replacement heifers





It is so relaxing and peaceful to be out in the field

watching the cattle, 

listening to them munch on grass...

it is a great way to finish off the day.



We are preparing for hay season now.

We plan to begin mowing hay fields this weekend.


I am sneaking in time here and there

to machine quilt.


More to Come !


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Monday, May 24, 2021

Orange Peel / Pumpkin Seed Quilt......Machine Quilting

 

I spent the day with my Monday quilt group...



Yes, the orange peel quilt is.....

under the needle !





I purchased this quilt support from


I never machine quilt on a domestic machine
without it....ever !

Absolutely NO DRAG when machine quilting.
It is the only way to go !





I drew myself a little road map to remind me

which direction the feathers go...





I have one block quilted so far...

the lighting isn't the best right now

to view the quilting stitches.





Here is a close up view of the quilting...





I will refer to my road map as I quilt along

to keep me going in the right direction.




I quilted about 4 hours this afternoon

and went through 3 bobbins and

completed 4 rows of quilting.


It is so good to have this baby finally 

under the needle.

More to Come.....Next Monday !


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Saturday, May 15, 2021

Quilt Retreat Week...


I spent the week with

The Harlan Valley Quilters 


Spring Quilt Retreat





Debbie did some ice dyeing...





Pillowcases......Ice Dyeing





Debbie is making rubber pedal pads...

they keep your sewing machine pedal 

from sliding around.



We finished piecing the Pick Up Stix Quilt:


We are all taking turns 

machine quilting this week...





Straight Lines quilted with the walking foot






Lita is quilting on the Pick Up Stix Quilt





Betty is working on this chicken applique' quilt






Claudette is piecing a baby quilt






Linda is adding Rick Rack to her orange peels





Orange Peel Blocks





Rachelle is making Microwave Bowl Cozies...





Microwave Bowl Cozies





Debbie is working on her Kitty Quilt





Claudette finished her baby quilt top

and also basted it together and began the quilting





I am designing the borders on my

orange peel/pumpkin seed quilt top





Debbie completed her cat quilt





I am quilting the borders of the

Pick Up Stix quilt...






I am using long arm rulers

for the border quilting...





these are so FUN...



















All of the quilters who worked on the

Pick Up Stix quilt

put their name in the hat...



at the end of the quilt retreat...

Larissa's name was pulled from the hat...





Winner Winner Chicken Dinner !

Congrats Larissa !


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