Sunday, August 14, 2011

August Mountains

I changed my header picture today. I'm still trying to get my page the way I want it, but every time I edit, the "gadget" ends up in the wrong place! I've always thought I was somewhat computer savvy, but I'm beginning to wonder.

The mountains really are beautiful this time of year, and yes, dear reader, there is still some snow on the mountains here in Montana. My mountains (as I like to call them) in the picture, are a bit hazy from wildfires happening somewhere in the state, and whatever smoke has snuck over from the Idaho fires in recent days. Fortunately for us, we haven't experienced any fires close by.

It's been a lazy day here at jingerbread in the 80's...we have just two fawns left that come around with their momma, and they are fun to watch as they are coming of age. Still spotty, but they will lose them come September and colder weather. Then the cycle begins again with rutting season.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

It's already August at jingerbread ranch...

Summer has gone by too fast for me. I've been doing some website work for a friend who owns a quilt shop, and it seems I've spent all my time putting her inventory online. It's looking pretty good, but now I'm going to attempt to get the shop on Facebook, Twitter, AND start a Blog for the business!!! Can't even keep up with my own! I'm doing better on FB as I've made it my Homepage so it's the first thing I see when I boot up. Can't ignore all those posts! So I spend as little time there so I can get to my emails. Now, if only I could figure out how to have FOUR!

My S/O and I will be making a trip to Yellowstone on Monday. It's an exciting time for us...going back to the scene of the crime...we were both working in the park for Hamilton Stores for the summer, our eyes met...and the rest is history. For the last 17 years we have made a yearly trek to YNP, not just for the memories, but the beauty of the park never gets boring for us. We haven't tired of the hiking, food, sites, animals, you name it, we love it all!! Monday can't come fast enough for me!

As for the quilting and sewing part of my life, I've accomplished a lot more than I thought I would. Decided to put everything away that was lying about and get just one project out at a time. If I only get all the blocks finished so that all that is left is for me to sew them into a top, then I'm happy with myself. It has worked for me so far. Have finished up the 48 blocks I need for a Kim Diehl quilt, 25- 12.5" star blocks for a Glenna Hailey quilt, caught up on my BOM that I sponsored for my small group of quilting friends here in MT, finished and sent off various blocks for my online quilting group, and I am presently working on a panel quilt for our living room wall. They're still considered UFO's, but I'm further along with them than I thought I ever would be. I still have a cupboard full of this and that, but eventually, I'll git 'er done!

Will leave you for's a picture of the Bear Panel I'm working on ...