Friday, October 19, 2018

Fiber Fun

image from Pinterest
Are you currently using a specific "cut" of lamb in your project(s)?

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Outside My Door

September 2018
Early September, I saw this rabbit frequently outside my front door. It "hid" under the hedge and under the large pine trees every day for several weeks.

The temperatures have cooled considerably the last two weeks and the trees/plants around town are beautiful dressed in their Autumn colors.

The rabbit's hedge is now filled with red, orange, gold, and green leaves, and the birds are feasting on the berries. The fruit must be intoxicating because the birds sometimes hit the windows or the screen door.

Brenda gave me this wreath several years ago.
October 2018
Such are the "wild life" happenings outside my new front door.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Bound and Labeled

Two Quilts of Valor were returned to me last week from Darlene W. in Nampa, ID, a volunteer longarm quilter. The binding was already prepared, so I made a label and stitched it and the binding on the quilts. The area under "Quilt of Valor" will be used to add the recipient's name and the date the quilt was presented.

I met with the Laramie Quilt of Valor group earlier this month. The group is a little over a year old and has only begun to award quilts to the veterans in the area.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Alrighty Then . . .

Brenda found another interesting sign on a Denver-area street. Brenda has a sharp eye and snaps photos of the unusual things she sees and shares them for "Blog Fodder."

Other photos Brenda has shared can be found here.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Wyoming Cowboy

Wyoming Cowboy
 by Chris Navarro
University of Wyoming campus
corner of East Grand Ave. and 22nd St.
Laramie, WY
October 2018
The plaque on the base of this sculpture shares the artist's thoughts about his work, Wyoming Cowboy:

“The silhouette of a cowboy riding a bucking horse has long been the symbol of the State of Wyoming. The cowboy astride a bucking horse represents the toughness, pride, spirit, and independence of Wyoming. 

The scupture has been modeled on the great bucking horse Steamboat. This famous bucker bred in Wyoming was voted “worst” bucking horse of the year at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Celebration in 1906 and 1907. Steamboat was jet black with three white socks and had a powerful build. When he was a colt, he sustained a broken bone in his nose that caused him to make a whistling sound when he buck, and that is why the cowboys gave him the name Steamboat. The old-time cowboys said Steamboat would buck his heart out and wouldn’t quit.

The sculpture shows the determination and spirit of both the horse and the rider in a contest of one man against one horse. In the early days of rodeo, to make a qualified ride, a cowboy had to stay aboard his horse until it came to a standstill. The rider was not allowed to pull leather or grab any portion of the saddle. He was allowed to fan the horse with his hat, which dressed the ride up and made the horse buck harder. The sculpture carries the brand and symbol of the University of Wyoming. Both represent our western heritage and the best of Wyoming.” ~  Chris Navarro

Chris Navarro's work can be seen in many locations in the United States. Photos of his sculptures can be seen here.

A distinctive silhouette of Steamboat and a cowboy is featured on Wyoming license plates and is copyrighted by the State of Wyoming.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Show & Tell

LeAnn's T-shirt rug
October 2018
LeAnn has been crocheting on this T-shirt rug for several weeks at the Crochet/Knit group. She is keeping all the knots on the backside of the rug. I love all the colors. LeAnn said she would continue until the red bag shown bottom left is empty.

Several years ago, I knit a small rug with T-shirt "yarn" and huge needles. I used the rug at the door to collect damp shoes. I haven't seen it, so I wonder if it survived the move.

Julie's crocheted entrelac blanket
October 2018
Julie's entrelac blanket was the hit of the day. Everyone gathered around to see the process. I've seen entrelac that was knit, but this was the first time I'd seen crocheted entrelac.

Have you knit or crochet with T-shirt yarn or knit or crochet entrelac?

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