Sunday, February 28, 2016

From the Badlands to the Center of the Nation

 So here we are in Belle Fourche at the Tri-State Museum. The first thing I see is a life size cardboard cut out of John Wayne!!! Paula you should have taken 10 pictures of me so maybe I could have put one here!!! We had fun with John anyway:)
 The Cowboys my favorite movie. This is a very nice museum lots of rodeo history, military, sheep, buffalo sewing and a lot more. It's worth the price to get in FREE you don't find that everyday.
 Right outside it is the Center of the Nation monument it is a compass rose shaped  monument that measures 21 feet across and is constructed of SD granite. The actual center of the nation (50 states) is about 20 miles north of Belle Fourche.

 The actual center of the nation. I said lets go and the guys said no there's nothing there but a flag and a pile of rocks!!

 Next stop was at Aladdin Wy where we ate at Cindy B's cafe good food! Then we went next door to the Aladdin General Store. It is one of  5 mercantiles left in WY.
 They did have a little of everything in there about all we bought was some candy:) It looked much better on the outside cute red building with white trim but the inside.....

Lots of antlers

 The final stop of the tour Devil's Tower.
 We took the kids there years ago it was summer so we walked around the base of it. It was snowy so we didn't walk it this time.
 Sara and Parker's purses a small one for Parker
and a bigger one for Sara.

 Here's the cute lining fabric they wanted me to use.
Until next time.............JMF

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Beams and the Badlands:)

 We finally stopped talking about it and found someone to put beams up in our house!
 We love them:)

 We left for Rapid City before they were done so we couldn't wait to see them when we got home.
 Jared and Johnny even hung the buffalo head up he looks right at home with the beams!
 We drove the Badlands loop on our way to the Hills. I never get tired of that drive.
 It wasn't that warm but the prairie dogs were out in full force, running around and chattering away.

 We haven't see the big horn sheep before so it was a treat even tho we didn't get to see the big rams with their curly horns.

 The dear never disappoint we saw lots of them this was a big bunch with a nice buck.

 It looked so different with snow instead of all the color when the sun is out.

 There was some faint color where there was no snow.

And that's all she wrote about the Badlands til next time.................JMF

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Carla's purse AKA Annie Oakley

 Carla wanted me to make her a purse she got this fabric in Mitchell. Don't you just LOVE it???

 One pocket in the back and lots of pockets inside.

Not a good pic of the inside but I love this fabric and had  just enough for the lining.
Carla told me the gals at work said I had to name my purses so the first name that came to me was Annie Oakley maybe because I had recently gotten a book about her life:) I already have a name for the next one, but wont' get to it until next week........JMF