We met our friends Caryl and Jerry while cowboy shooting in Montana—at that time they had a home in Montana and a lot here in North Ranch. They have since moved to Arizona full time purchasing a beautiful spot of desert just outside Congress. Caryl has always been an inspiration to me as a quilter and I’ve longarm quilted a couple pieces for her. She is a perfectionist and it shows especially in her “winner” quilt she entered in the quilt show--
Caryl pieced this beautiful quilt and then quilted it on her domestic sewing machine—she was almost finished I think last year when her quilting lines started to wander. Rather than just let it go, Caryl ripped out the quilting on the whole quilt and started over. She received first place in her category and the Hall of Fame Award—a definte feather in her cap—congratulations Caryl!!
Caryl’s “Where’s The Grass” quilt depicting their donkey Burrito won a second place ribbon.
At Ellie’s birthday party last night hosted by Gina I was surprised when Pat showed me photos of my little “Winter Solstice” quilt wearing a ribbon!!! I received a second place ribbon in my category—surprise!!
Well, the weather has been nice lately but it is about to change and not for the better—much cooler temps, rain and possibly even a little snow—YIKES!! Michael has finished the routine maintenance on our CanAm saving us a bundle of money—once again, I sure am glad I have a handy cowboy! I started painting again today doing some of the trim painting in the master bathroom.