what to do on a rainy day…

Ok, it’s very chilly and rainy today so I thought I would do ANOTHER quilt!  It’s number 2 for me and again…I’m just wingin’ it.

FIRST I get distracted by a sweet hummingbird…Ok, now let’s get to it….

I picked pink and lite green and lite blue for my fabric and then went all the way back to the store just to grab up some chenille….it REALLY makes the quilt.  After cutting a million squares, I laid them out in the pattern that I wanted and once I liked it….I started sewing them together..

Once I get started….it’s hard for me to stop….so.. NO POTTY BREAKS UNTIL THIS IS DONE!!! (ok….that isn’t true)…  Now it’s time for something wonderful…How can ANYONE sew without a homemade rice krispie treat?  Would you feel better if I told you I used Brown Rice Krisps?  No?  Oh well…….

Now…you MUST iron everytime you even LOOK at a quilt square…this is important…

I learned the hard way….

OK!  Once I sewed up all the rows…I then sewed those bad boys together and laid them on top of a wool batting and then attached the whole thing to the back……..now I am just going to do some ties on the front to keep everything secure!  WOO HOO!!!  I’m done!

pioneer woman…

I WAS ATTACKED BY WILDLIFE!!  Yesterday morning I was minding my own business when a yellow-jacket hid in the tufting of our outdoor chair just waiting for my big booty to sit on it!  OUCHIE!!!  He stung me and when I jumped up to see what it was….there were TWO of them!  And I think they were laughing.  I was so mad….I thought I was ONE with nature?  I could have died, I’m sure.  Of course Jimmy didn’t seem as concerned as I was…..all he kept saying is, “Let me see!”  Oh, he’s a sly one….

We drove into Afton, Wyoming …

Don’t you just love the elk on the top?  (Hmm…how did they manage to get up there?)  Anywho…..Afton has a great fabric store and I got some material to make…..ta dah!

A quilt!!!  It’s my very first one and I just kinda figured it out in my head.  I am quite proud of myself, I must say.  I’m almost a pioneer woman.  Next I will tackle a garden.  OR…..I will just go to the produce department of the grocery store….it might not have any yellow-jackets there…..