Count 'em! One. Two. Two UFO's have become tops in the last couple of days! Woo Hoo!!
With only a little over a week left in the 2nd Quarter Finish A-Long, I've waited till the last minute to get my "finishing mojo" on. As usual.
I've been saving this pretty floral by Basic Grey, purchased in Estes Park last summer, for just the right project. I'll have to do some creative piecing to make the backing large enough, but I think it is a perfect combo, don't you!
Don't tell anyone, but I went to JoAnn's yesterday and purchased backing for the Granny Square quilt. I like it....and the 50% off price tag sealed the deal! Guess what I'm going to be doing this weekend! But first, have a look at the amazing red sky God gave us last night!
As promised, all of my photographs were taken while vacationing in Colorado this time. Side view: The car's side view mirror captures me photographing an approaching storm near Limon, Colorado. It turned out to be the strangest hail storm we've ever been in...sort of like someone throwing snowballs at us!
Sand: The sand along the Red Mountain Creek, near Ridgeway, Colorado is red...of course! My husband said the water was cold and refreshing...a real Rocky Mountain High!
Abandoned: There is a ghost town, called Ironton, located along the Million Dollar Highway between Ouray and Silverton. (That's just me, not a ghost, in front of this old house, in case you are wondering!)
Pathway: The Hanging Flume over the Dolores River Canyon was a water chute used in gold mining in the late 1800's. I found it mind boggling! You can learn more about it here.
Fresh Produce: A unique log cabin produce stand near Ridgeway offers passers-by a bountiful supply of fruits and vegetables.
Something Masculine: My husband loves jerky. We shopped at Ray's Good Stuff outside of Ridgeway two different times. Their sign says it all!
Something Found: If you have been looking for the perfect bench made out of skis, I know just where you can find one in Crested Butte!
I hope that you've enjoyed a few of my travel pictures as this week"s Capture Your 365. At least you can be thankful it's not a whole slide show! I'm linking up with Cindy's Really Random Thursday posts. I always love seeing what everyone else posts about!
I'm back from a week spent in the Rocky Mountains...
with my best friend and husband.
Our biggest adventure involved running into a little trouble while driving on a lonely 4-wheel drive road...
And because the tool to lower the spare tire broke off while we were using it,we had to be rescued by these angels...
who stopped and used their knowledge and many tools to keep us from spending the night in our car on the side of a mountain! I'm kidding about the overnight thing. Sort of.
The three hours we were stranded seemed a lot longer! It was a major event, apparently, as 16 people and one dog tried to figure out how to get the tire changed! We will never forget the kindness of this 4-Wheel Club from Nevada and California!
Even though I was very prepared to do some sewing while lounging in our cabin, this is the only thing that I have to show for my down time!
Oh well, I came home to find that my Farmer's Wife quilt had been beautifully re-quilted and was waiting for me to pick it up! The quilting in the white background is now as gorgeous as that on the blocks and I am so happy that I took the time to un-pick all of those little stitches! You can see the original background quilting and read about the whole "shebang" here. Now to decide on a binding.
Since I took a year's worth of photographs in Colorado, you can be sure that you'll be seeing more of them in my 365 Photo Challenge posts for weeks to come. You were warned!
Out door shots again this week...what better place to get good pictures for each of the seven prompts! Take a look... Splash: Janie enjoys watching the fish swim and is especially thrilled if one breaks the surface of the water!
Against a Dark Background: The water lilies in my pond have been especially prolific this spring.
Boots:Not a perfect focus, but I love this photo of Ezra in his cowboy boots at a rodeo.
Stars and Stripes: Happy Flag Day on June 14!
Butterflies: Can you spot the two white butterflies that Lula sees?
In Flight:This little plane zoomed over us several times one evening.
Three of a Kind: Handmade metal bird houses atop tree stumps at our local Arboretum are works of art.
I'm linking up with Cindy's Really Random Thursday posts again this week. If you haven't ventured to her great blog yet, today would be the perfect time to do it!
This week, all of my photographs were taken in my own yard. I've decided to start posting the 365 Photo Challenge pictures on Thursday and linking up with Cindy's Really Random Thursday posts.....my shots are all certainly random! Here they are... Vines: I've been growing bittersweet vine for years but never have a berry come fall! This spring, I planted a second vine after being told that I need both a boy and a girl plant. I am keeping my fingers crossed that Mr. Bitter likes Miss Sweet and I see some orange berries when the leaves start falling!
Signs of Summer: Daisies and bugs!
Reflection: This small gazing ball sits in my shade garden. Can you see my house behind me?
Two: A couple of the loves of my life building birdhouses.
Sparkle: Pinwheels add some fun to my flower pots.
Purple: I kept hoping that a little fairy would pop up under this arch, but it never did!
Relax At the end of the day, this is a wonderful spot to rest and enjoy God's creation.
Check out Really Random Thursday and 365 Photo Challenge for more fun pics.
Since childhood I have had an unquenchable love of fabric. For years now my addiction has been directed toward quilts and, especially, the creation of them. I have the stash to prove it! Fred, my wonderful husband, supports and encourages my hobby. My 3 grown children and their families will never be cold, let's just say. I have a degree in home economics education and worked in a public library until a few years ago. Many days you will find me playing with one or more of my eight beautiful grandchildren at my home in the country.