Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Never Forget This Day

I hope with all that is in me that we as a Nation will NEVER Forget this day.

A great loss was felt around the world as it was not just American lives that were lost.
Stay Safe and be ever Vigilant.

Sunday, September 09, 2018

Time For The ORT Update

It's time for the TUSAL update for September, only three more updates to go.

So, without further jibber jabber.......

Campin' ORT's on the left Home ORT's on the right.
There are quite a few fabric threads in the mix, just can't keep that white evenweave from raveling without stitchin' the edges or using fray check.

Here's a shot of 9 months worth of ORT's. don't know what I'll do with them all after the year is over.

That's all for this post. Thank you all so much for stopping by, having a look around and leaving your thought's behind, I appreciate each and every one they keep me motivated.

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy 

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Labor Day Weekend Camping

Hello Dear Friends; Hope you all are doing well.
I was going to post a Halloween gift chart but my Kodak all-in-one printer died last week, so now we have to shop around for a new one. Hope it doesn't take to long to find what we want, we'll be looking for another all-in-one that scans, copies, and prints.

Here in the USA it was Labor Day on September 3rd and since my hubs employer see's it as a holiday, we got a three day weekend. 
Because of this we took a very short camping trip down to Wyoming and back to the Cottonwood Creek Campground. It was no where near as crowded as Memorial Day with only three other campers. There are LOTS of pictures to see.

Here we are, all set up in a space at the end of the campground.
There was a table and a fire pit and a great view of the water and mountains.
The hubs put up my radio antenna so there was classic rock playing all weekend long.

On Saturday night we were blessed with an amazing sunset, unfortunately the pictures don't even come close to the real thing.

On Sunday there was a trip up the canyon to see the waterfalls that were supposed to be there, should have taken the walk back in May as the waterfalls were very small and one was just a seep running down the rocks, the creek was also very small and disappeared at one point.

Starting up the trail.
So many beautiful views and interesting rock formations.
This is one of the waterfalls that was actually running and a view of the little creek.
(The waterfall is right in the middle of the picture below)
Even dead trees were of use to these very prolific vines.
Going back down the trail you were treated to a view of the lake and mountains in the distance.
The black pipe running down the left side of the picture supplies water to the livestock watering tank at the campground.

On Sunday night we were treated with another great sunset and I got a picture of the city lights of Lovell Wyoming. Of course the camera can never do justice to the night time.

We came home on Monday afternoon and the hubs was back to work on Tuesday. I got the trailer unloaded and shut down until the next trip, when I'll load him all up again with clothes, food, books and stitchin'.
Hope you enjoyed our little camping trip as seen thru the lens of my camera. 
That's it for this post, so until next time.......

Take Care & Thank You for Stopping By
Hugs, Sandy


Friday, August 31, 2018

Smalls SAL August 2018

Hello Friends, Hope you are all doing well. 
Well our truck cost us $405. He had to drop the fuel tank twice and replace the roll over shutoff and there was something loose in the filler neck that had to be fixed. At least now we can fill up the tank normally.

Here is my stitchin' for the August edition of the 2018 Smalls SAL....

"If You Sprinkle"
Done in DMC and Caron Wildflowers floss on 14 count rustic Aida.
I winged this piece and made changes on the go while we were up in the Big Horns. 
The pine boughs and lettering are all different than my original design.

I'm going to finish the framing and then hang above the potty in the trailer bathroom.
I showed it to the Hubs and he asked if I was trying to tell him something, said nope, just thought it would be a cute addition in my attempt to add some rustic cabin flavor.

That's it for this post, so until next time.......

Take Care and Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Sweet Deer Family

I spotted this sweet little family on Tuesday while looking out of my craft room window.

Mama was very lovingly cleaning her two wee fawns.
They have been hanging around our yard and the field behind the cabin for the last few weeks.
One of the fawns had a limp the first time I saw them, but it seems to have healed up since neither one was limping as I watched them walking around the yard.

Take Care &
Have A Great Weekend
Hugs, Sandy

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Another Week In the Big Horn Mountains

Hello All, we got back from our last camping trip to the beautiful Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming on Sunday, August 19. We set out at 6:30 am on Tuesday, August 14th and after stopping to fill the water tank up on the mountain, we found the same dispersed (free/boondockin') campsite as the last trip. This is starting to be our go-to campsite and will be even better when we get solar set up on the RV to charge the batteries since it is out in full sun. This is our last camping trip to the Big Horns for the season.

The trip started out fine but the truck wouldn't let the hubs fuel up except at a trickle when we stopped in Gray Bull, Wyoming, and by the time we got home the fed me indicator light was screamin' at him. The trucks at our local mechanic and he thinks it's either a plugged filter or the roll over sensor might have died either of which could be the culprit.

The weather was beautiful until late Friday night. Then it was high winds, lightening, thunder and pouring rain, then rain off and on all day Saturday and into the night. It stopped raining long enough on Sunday afternoon for us to hookup, dump the gray and black water tanks then stop to fill the 5 gallon fuel can and trickle some diesel into the truck before headin' back down the mountain.  

Here are a few pictures from around the campsite.....

We even parked in the same position as the last trip.
Looking down into the valley with it's dry creeks.

The Hubs found some rock formations that were granite and clear quartz.

We took a few smaller pieces home to add to the other rocks around the cabin.

I found a couple of  interesting plants.
These wee cuties were scattered about along with some wee sage colored ground cover.

I called these "Fairy Rings" they grow in perfect circles with a space in the middle. They are probably much nicer in the Spring/Early Summer.

We were Graced with a beautiful Sunset on Thursday evening.
The round ball in the background on the top of Medicine Mountain is an FAA Radar Dome.
I've wondered what it was for years and just came across it last night.
"Black Walnut Update"
We found out that the Black Walnut fell because a wood pecker had made a hole/nest in the tree years before and enough rain had soaked in through the years and rotted the trunk until it just couldn't take the weight any longer. 
Luckily when we got back home all of the other trees around the Cabin were still in their upright positions.  
I did get quite a bit of stitchin' in on the last two trips and have several smalls to show later on.
All of the smalls I've designed and stitched will be made into things to add a personal touch to the Rolling Vacation Home. I even made a piece to hang in the bathroom.

So, until next time.......

Take Care & Enjoy Life
Hugs, Sandy