Monday, June 13, 2011

Baby Buckaroo Quilt and Dirt Road Chit Chat


Just delivered this baby quilt this morning to the newest arrival of a friend as they were on their way back to Kansas. Had to hunt her down in town, but it was good to hug her neck and wish them well on their new venture. This girl is super woman. Her little one is not even a week old and here they are moving across a couple of states with him and the cutest little, 2 yr old. Thankfully her mom came to help and her husband is pulling the truck and trailer. Whew! Just wears me out thinking about it!

I made another quilt like this a couple of years ago and had a bit of the novelty fabric left over. It's a simple quilt, but I like the way it turned out. Here's the label:

The quilt measures about 40x40. I took it to my longarm quilter and she quilted a cute little western motif across it with little hats, horseshoes, stars and bucking horses.

Yesterday I kept the couple's, who lives at the camp here on the ranch, 2 little boys. Their little 2-yr old was bitten by a bat. So scary, but all is well and, thankfully, she doesn't need to have any shots. The boys and I played with Duplos, made pictures for their sister, ate blueberries and apples and bananas and peanut butter and popsicles, and planted flowers in the yard once the temperature dropped below 100°. I have forgotten how busy little ones are. But they are so much fun!

I told their mom, when I called her this morning to see if she needed anything in town and check up on her little girl (and her), that all these young people are wearing us old people out. Oye! I need a nap, but alas, I am off to bounce across the pasture with DH this afternoon in this crazy heat. 108° at the moment. Sigh.

DD will be home this evening after being away at my BIL's vet clinic in Texas for 12 days. I have missed her. It's been entirely too quiet around here, but honestly, there hasn't been much  time to be sad. DH and I took a roadtrip to Texas last weekend for a wonderful wedding and then we had some dear, dear friends come stay with us Thursday night. It was nice to have someone to cook for too! I am struggling with cooking for just the two of us and it's amazing how little groceries we go through.

So, in the midst of all of that I managed to put the finishing stitch on another quilt that I'll share in a couple of days and I finished piecing DD's college quilt. Other duties call for the time being, but it feels good to be wrapping up a few things.

7 comments:

Cow Pies & Mud Pies said...

LOVE that quilt, could just be my favorite yet. The colors are great...definitely something I would choose!

You need to sit down and REST!

Cow Pies & Mud Pies said...

oh yea, are your friends moving to KS? where at?

rosie said...

Karin I am tired just reading about your busy life!!! Just love the baby quilt lucky girl who gets it.. XX

Janice said...

Love your baby quilt! I wish I could sew better and could make something beautiful like that

Staci said...

Love the hobby horse decked out in your little quilt. Makes a really charming photo. The quilting is so darn cute!!

JMF said...

I spent to much time reading your blog this morning, but couldn't help it I love it!! I think I see some new things for dinner in the future. Thanks for sharing.

The Cozy Quilter said...

That is one cute quilt! I am sure the little buckaroo will love it!

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