Monday, August 29, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
After the county fair and my first two quilted-runner projects, I am onto my queen-size quilt project.
I have 40 of these ready to be put together…
And the back design started as well…
More updates to come. This has been quite the challenge but fun to do a much larger project!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
I started shopping for a china hutch after Ronny and I got married (almost two years ago – amazing to think it’s been two years since we’ve gotten married!). Anyways, I knew exactly what I was looking for and wanting, but just could never find exactly the right one. But this summer, I found “The One”. I wanted it more modern, with a buffet server, plenty of storage space in the server, lights, glass on the sides, and legs on the bottom – not too high though. Picky enough? Ronny was proud of me for knowing what I wanted and not being indecisive – which I can sometimes be.
So I got this beaut in the middle of July (after I had to rush home to meet the delivery guys and got pulled over…another story another time!) – however – the glass was not installed correctly, and the furniture store had to order a new part.
Which took forever… then the service guy had to come out and fix it, meaning I couldn’t put anything in the top of the hutch until it was fixed. But it got fixed last week and I was finally able to pull out my china and crystal we received for our wedding to display = one happy wifey who gets to see her china + one happy hubby who gets to see the pile of boxes disappear from the basement.
My kitchen is finally looking more finished.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
If I didn’t know any better, I would say my husband has quite the talent for taking great, raw pictures of people…up close and personal! After going through our pictures from family pictures, I found these pictures he took. I think he does an awesome job of capturing each person’s personality.
I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Looks a little different from last month.
We had to take out the zucchini plants as they were done producing and started to rot at the base. But that was fine because it made room for the populous gourd plant vines! They are truly taking over – even more than the zucchini plants were!
I received these gourd seeds after attending an Ag Sunday with the Lutheran Church, and they gave us unmarked packages of seeds. So with a little Google search, I figured out the seeds were gourds – but still wasn’t sure what kind they were. I am loving the shape they are though!
This really makes gives me a chuckle – especially since Ronny has worked so hard to keep them in our yard – they just have a mind of their own! And little baby gourds that are producing outside of the fence!
We’ll see what another month brings!
Monday, August 15, 2011
I finally finished my hand-quilted runner that I’ve been working on for awhile. My grandma taught me to quilt with this runner from cutting the fabric, putting the pieces together and hand-quilting.
So I decided to find out what the Seward County Fair is like and enter it, along with another machine quilted runner that I made, in the open class. I ended up getting a red ribbon, but got some really good suggestions from the judge – so now I know how to improve myself!
It also put me in contact with the local quilting guild where they meet once a month with a speaker – not a group quilting session – to talk about new quilting techniques. I’m going tonight with my quilter friend, Shelley, so we’ll see how it goes!
And I can’t sit still too long. Here is my next project…
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
After posting about Colorado skies, Dad told me that Mom had taken some more great pictures of the sky just that night at the ranch.
Aren’t they beautiful! You can see more on the Frasier Farms RiverBend Ranch facebook page.
Monday, August 8, 2011
The cattle work and working together as a fam was fun. We enjoyed just a little down time in between the early mornings and late nights, and I got to see my grandma which is always humorous.
Enjoy some more pictures on this album: