Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ty's Butterfly

My grandson Ty and I found a monarch caterpillar when we were fishing.  We brought it home and it became a chrysalis   He was so excited but he had to move eight hours away so he let me keep it here so it wouldn't get broken.  I promised to take pictures.  Last night while I was sleeping the butterfly decided to emerge.  Since I was a little girl I've always wanted to release a monarch butterfly....It was awesome!!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011


I've been AWOL in the designing and quilting world for the last few months.  I've been enjoying the summer and the sunshine.  I've managed to paint all the outside trim of my home and changed the front door from white to blue.

My Arizona Grandbabies came to visit for a few days which was awesome.  The cousins loved playing together.  

They were tired after a busy day of playing and hiking.

We spent the day exploring the Flaming Gorge Dam.

My husband and I also went fishing a couple times.  We haven't really caught anything but we have really enjoyed the scenery.

I found this little fish on the bank.  The river had dropped 4 feet and this little guy had been left on the bank.  I was able to get him swimming again.

We had a great day fishing with my daughter-in-law and two of my grandbabies.  We found a monarch caterpillar, a small brown bat that had died on the rocks and some cool rocks.  My granddaughter spent the day building sand castles.  My husband was the only one that caught a fish but it wasn't big enough to keep.

So needless to say I haven't done much in the designing and quilting department.  One of my granddaughters is getting an American Girl Doll for her birthday.  So I made the doll a sleeping bag out of minkee.  I was able to design it in such a way that I only had one seam to hem.  It was fun to get back into it.  I don't have a doll so a stuffed moose made a good model.