Saturday, February 26, 2011

Just stuff and the propane tank...

Notice anything different with the books? I was looking at a magazine the other night, and it said to arrange your books by colors!! So I did!!
This is a kit I bought in Rapid city.
I think it will be an easy pattern, and would work for any style of fabric. I might have to make more than one! I shouldn't have put the pictures on here it might be along time before you see the finished quilt.
We are going backwards on the propane tank. I didn't know it was going to snow today. It seems like winter has been forever. When I was a kid we had winters like this, but it was fun then because NO SCHOOL, and we thought it was fun to play in the snow. Why can't I feel that way now?? I'm sure it's not because of my age, you know 29 is not that old ha ha.
all for now JMF

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Books Books Books

I was looking at a blog last night I think it was called  A Picture a Day and this lady has done it for 4 years!!! I don't think my life is that interesting but, I can take some pictures every few days! So here are my first ones messy (just keepin it real besides read or clean not a hard choice) but I love books I think I always have and I love to read. I love just going in the office and just looking at my books! I know kindof nutty.
I have a small collection of Buffalo books, this is just a few of them. I have even read most of them!
I know you are wondering why didn't she pick up those papers???? There's always papers there it seems like. I get them put away, then they magically appear again so the cycle goes on and on.

This is the grandkid's basket of books they have more down the basement. I love kids books too.
books are the best...........JMF

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Dreams of Spring...

I think I'm having spring fever I am sick of the snow and cold. I'm not out in it much but I still see it everyday.
I can't wait till the finches come back!! and the hummingbirds they were so fun to watch last summer. I didn't even know we had any til I put a feeder out.

Just so this doesn't happen again this summer the rain is nice but this went a little too far.
and American idol is on tonight not last night!! JMF

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Didn't gain or lose...

Here's the propane tank today. Keep guessing as to when I will see the tank again!!! It's about the same but there is more snow in the forecast  hope they are wrong.
 I finished the book Black Heels to Tractor Wheels (earlier post) it was pretty good. Now back to Laura Bush!
American Idol tonight  JMF

Monday, February 21, 2011

I don't know if any of you saw this on the Internet, but it is a mom that dresses up her baby when she is asleep and poses her. Someone emailed it to me, so one day I was showing Lucas the pictures, and he thought they were so fun. He looked at them several times, and then took pictures of them with my camera. So one thing leads to another I guess we were bored and it doesn't take a lot to entertain us so this is what we came up with.
A doll in the sleeper Larry and Joan gave Jared when he was born, playing pin the tail on the donkey. Yes the blindfold covers the whole head , but we had to make sure their was no peeking!!! I'm thinking we won't make the rounds on the Internet like the other gal, she was a real talent!!!!!!!!!!
have fun in life JMF

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Squirrel, Williams and Ree, Beer Cheese soup!!

Poor little squirrel had to dig in the snow to find the popcorn I left for him. I was surprised to see him today.
Yesterday I got out my old vcr tape of Williams and Ree when they were on PBS. Sue is going to get a copy made on a DVD. I watched while I sewed forgot how funny they are.
Williams reading his Joe Foss book as they drive across SD.
Their stop in Plankinton for Hostess cream filled cupcakes!! and to sing the song 'He died with his dingdong in his hand!!!!!!" Needless to say I was in the basement laughing by myself.
Found a recipe on for beer cheese soup. It called for bisquick to thicken it. Very very good...
So now I think its time to sit on the couch and watch a John Wayne western. I know you all feel like " She has the most exciting life of anyone I know"!!!!!!!!!!
Thankful Greg made it back in from chores.......JMF

Friday, February 18, 2011

Just got the mail...

I got  a new book in the mail. I know I know I have a kindle so why am I still getting real books? Because nothing will ever replace a real book!!!!! I have her cookbook, so when she wrote this one I decided I would get the real book, I couldn't cheat on her!!!!!!!!!! So now Laura Bush will be pushed aside once again, sorry Laura but you just can't beat a love story. The White House life is interesting but........ I'll get back to you, I will finish your book.
Thank a mail person.....JMF

propane tank contest

I took this picture Feb 17th (Ellen's Birthday!!) I can't believe how fast it is melting. I think there will be a hitch in the melting progress tho. Snow for the weekend. Then you will have to adjust your guess..
Yesterday was a fun day, Sue came up and we sewed kneeling pads for the Shooting Sports kids in Madison (her grandson).
They are more like little pillows with a handle on one end.
with a zipper on one side. I think the idea is they will kneel on them when they shoot, and it will be a little easier on their knees. Hope they pass inspection. They should keep in mind free labor is hard to find!!! Really we should pay them we had a good visit and I don't need much of an excuse to spend an afternoon in the basement sewing!!! So we all came out ahead. Plus Sue brought a yummy cake by the way it's gone so please send a refill!!!!!!!!!!! Good food week, cookies in the mail from Paula and cake delivered by Sue!!!!
Eat beef and sweets   JMF

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Propane tank today

It's melting faster than I thought it would. You can see kind of how long of a tank it is. JMF

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


When will I see the propane tank again?????????? I will post pictures every few days and who ever guesses the closes date wins a prize!! Don't ask what the prize is I haven't come up with one yet. I think I will have time to think up something tho. Later I'll pick a date for the last day to guess too.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Rapid City trip

I made a case for my kindle. I used a iron on pellon  of some sort that made the fabric nice and stiff. It turned out pretty good.
We got back today from Rapid City and the stock show. We went to the show True Grit and a couple of the rodeos. Then one day we took a road trip.

A road trip to Pringle, we saw the eye on keloland about a bar in Pringle. The owners are brothers and they are working to fix the bar up, one of them does the carving in the logs. Kind of neat lots of detail and they are so small. There are 2 bars side by side we ate in one then when the carving one opened at 2 we had a drink there. Didn't think we should just take their time and not buy anything. So we had Kahlua  and coffee.
Next stop on the trip was the Mammoth site at Hot Springs I had never been there. It was really interesting. Hard to imagine a 20 thousand pound animal walking around SD.

This is in Hill city very cool the guy had a Buffalo head made out of iron junk at the stock show. His name is John Lopez quite a talent.
We had supper at Rockerville, good soup. It was a fun day with fun company, Gary and Paula, good tour guide too. Gary had a bottle of water in each of our doors when we left in the morning!! He didn't even make us be quite in the backseat,  let us stop at a quilt shop, gift shop, and another little shop. Can't beat that....
it's good to get away for a few days........JMF

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

 This is the 3rd quilt I quilted with my new machine. I bought the fabric as a grab bag in a quilt shop in Rapid City. It was all cut I just had to sew it together.
This is the back of the quilt. Trying to use what I have.
I have the 4th one done too just have to get the binding on it hope I can do it today.
love to quilt......jmf