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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Friday, May 14, 2021

Cattle Drive...

 

We are moving the cattle to Spring Pastures...


Cow and Calf pairs are being herded along

the gravel road several miles up river...






The older cows lead the way...

they have made this trip many times

and know exactly where they are going.






The new baby calves stay close to mama...

this is their first cattle drive.






We make the trip in the early evening

when there is less traffic on the road...



2 hours later.....we are at the new pasture:


Plenty of tall, green grass for everybody !





The sun is just beginning to set

and the lighting is beautiful...





The cows are happy...


Enjoy the Cattle Drive video:


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Saturday, May 8, 2021

Calving Season continues...


We have been at it since February.....

Calving 


The Cowboy walks through the cow herd

each morning checking for new calves...






Tomato 8 and her new calf






The White Heifer and her new calf...





Yup, this just might be the super cutest calf

of the year !




Last week we rounded up the yearling calves...

We vaccinated, wormed, fly tagged

and moved them across the river 

to summer pasture:



This is Buffalo Bill
He was born last year and is now a year old.




It was in the 30's this morning
when we checked on the cow herd...


The Turkey Vultures were huddled together

trying to keep warm




No sunshine and No solar bathing today...



New Baby Calves.....Enjoy the Video:


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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Feeding Cattle and the Popcorn Tree...


Peek -A- Boo 


The Old White Cow

peeked her head out of the barn 

as we were driving by






We are checking on the heifers and their calves

this morning @ the lower barn...






This is Golden Girl's sister,

Goldie and her first calf






Althea smells the new bale of hay

the cowboy just put in the barn for the heifers...




The Flowering Cherry Trees

in the front yard are putting on a show:


When the white buds begin to bloom

they remind me of popcorn popping





I call them the....Popcorn Trees






Spring arrived early in Western Oregon

this year !


Enjoy the Video:


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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Orange Peel Quilt Top.....Design Work Completed


I completed the design work on the

Orange Peel Quilt

 

I tried a scrappy placement of the peels

and it wasn't working...

I tried grouping the peels by color family

and that works...



Purple Peels in the top left area...






Pink Peels below the purple...






Light Blue Peels top right area...






Dark Blue Peels bottom right corner...

Red Peels bottom left...





I put the flying geese 

with their color family as well...






For a busy quilt, this arrangement is much

calmer on the eyes...






Yes, this is the design I am going with...






Now, to piece the blocks together

and pick out a border fabric......hmmm.


More To Come !


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