Thursday, June 26, 2008

Green Gate

We finished the gate today. One less project on the "to do" list.
It's a warm day and we can see the smoke from the Big Spring Fire. Although it's about 20 miles away, it's still too close. The forest is so dry and this one was lightening caused.

Sunday, June 22, 2008


I like snakes, especially bull snakes because they kill rattlesnakes and eat mice, moles and those dratted gophers! Here are some pictures (I know you're really interested :) of snakes seen around my house.

Small snake...

bigger snake...

biggest snake...

That's the extent of the photographic wildlife around my house! Snakes!

June and July Calendar BOM

Got the next two months of the calendar block of the month done. You can find the pattern for June and July at

Friday, June 6, 2008

4 Quilts in 4 Days

I quilted 4 quilts in 4 days! The first one is listed below...Siggi's antique quilt. Then I quilted another for Siggi that she wants to give to ger husband for Father's Day. I didn't get a picture, but I hope to get one at guild next week and I'll post it. These two are community service quilts for guild. Mine is the one on the left and the other belongs to Nora. I have another on the frame, but may not get to it until Sunday.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Purple Pergola

My husband and I have been working on landscaping our yard ever since we built our dream home. We are finally almost finished with the hardscape and can soon move on to planting lots of flowers and shrubs. We have 2.6 acres of land, most of which is juniper and pinon trees, with natural grass areas. That land will remain unchanged, but we do have a nice backyard. The fencing you see is called coyote fence and we built it just for the look of it, not to keep the coyotes out. It defines our secret garden. My husband put a purple pergola on top of where the gate will be and it's purple... because purple is my favorite color! Soon we will have a gate. This is our little corner of Paradise!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Siggi's Antique Quilt

I have a quilting machine, a Voyager 17 made by Hinterberg. On occasion, I have the privilege of quilting for a friend. Siggi is a very good friend, she is German, and loves to sew. This quilt was made by Siggi's mother-in-law. I have also added a close-up of the quilting. Since this was a very old quilt top, we took great care in quilting it. I couldn't have done this without Siggi's help. She made sure the quilt lay flat and smooth while I ran the machine and quilted the pantograph.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Boxy Stars in brights

Another day, another quilt top. I'm very please with the way this one turned out. Baby Gabrielle will love it. It's big enough as it is, so I'm not going to add any additional borders. After I quilt it, I will bind it in a nice dark color.