Friday, July 31, 2009

Pretty Strip Quilt

Pretty Strip Quilt, originally uploaded by minerscreekmum.

Just because it is so pink and pretty . . . I had to post a picture. It is draped on the ladder that leads to the sewing loft. The special, magical, no place I'd rather be, sewing loft. Ah, how I love to imagine all the projects that will find their way down from the loft to give to friends, charities, appreciative daughter, or nieces, or more . . . I love this hobby. Can't help myself.

Two dogs on vacation

IMG_2335, originally uploaded by minerscreekmum.

Moose and Tally went for one last swim before we left Colorado. They LOVE to swim in the ponds. I actually, finally . . . broke out my new wide angle lens for this shot. Now I love the lens! More pictures to come.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Meet Willard

IMG_2237, originally uploaded by minerscreekmum.

This is Willard. He is a 40-year-old mule, but not just any 40-year-old mule. He has CHARACTER. See those two horses in the background. The reddish one is "Blaze" and Blaze is Willard's best bud. Where Blaze goes, so goes Willard. Don't try to take Blaze out on a ride leaving Willard behind to coast in the sun. No sir. No fence can hold Willard without his best bud. He is coming with Blaze one way or another, through the gate or through the fence. You can decide.

We recently bought this 10 acre property adjacent to our own land. A wrangler friend of ours, Tom, has graciously allowed us to host Willard, Blaze and Lightening on our land. (Looks much better with 2 horses and a mule on the property). They are helping us by grazing off the land. They seem happy to oblige, especially since we throw in a few horse/mule biscuits now and then.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Mountain Baby Quilts

IMG_2144, originally uploaded by minerscreekmum.

This one is for the Appalachian project. Just had to hang it on the porch to take the picture.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy Sunday post 4th of July

It is Sunday. The dogs are washed. D took them to the auto-dog wash. When I asked him how it went he said, "it took a loonie to wash Moose and a toonie to wash Kathleen." LOL. Sorry Kathleen, dad didn't really take you to the dog wash as you are far away in North Carolina. But the image of it all made me laugh. You know he meant to say Tally, our other girl. Hey it isn't every person who gets to have a labrador named for her. It's special.

I have been cleaning. My least favorite thing to do, next to cooking. My priorities go as follows: Dog walking, sewing, gardening, reading, walking for pleasure, walking to Starbucks, and then more dog walking and sewing. Now I may have to add bike riding to the list since I got a new bike yesterday! That was fun. David and I went to the bike store and I tried all kinds of bikes. I brought the one I liked home with me:)

Summer is flying by in C. The weather is dreamy summer lovely. Beautiful flowers everywhere, people up and down our street sitting on porches, flea market every Sunday one block from our house, farmers markets that make me want to run out and buy 40 acres to grow my own everything . . . in between sewing and dog walking.