Monday, July 27, 2009

July 19th trip to the Pryor Mountains

We took another trip into the Pryor Mountains on the 19th and DH didn't check the weather, so a storm had moved in and soaked the mountains for a slip-sliddin' good time and a filthy Jeep. Still had a nice drive with lot's of wild flowers blooming and getting to see a few of the wild horses that roam around up there.

The horses are descendant's of the original horses brought by the Spanish to the New World.

To keep the heard healthy the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) does treat any of the injuries the horses get and they have an adoption program for some of the horses to keep the heard manageable. You have to follow STRICT guidelines set by the BLM to be able to adopt one of the horses including letting the BLM come to your property to do regular welfare checks on the horse(s). Failure to follow them results in the BLM taking the horse back and you not being allowed to adopt another and they will also take legal action. These horses are very well protected by the BLM and the state. Wish I had the property for one or two.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Dinosaur Track's & Archeology Site's

On the July 4th weekend we took our second trip into the Big Horn Mountain's in Wyoming but there was no mud covered Jeep at the end of this trip.

One of the places we stopped at was the "Red Gulch Dinosaur Track Site" Where there is a stretch of solidified beach that has dozens of dinosaur tracks and you can look for clam fossils in the earth wall next to the site, people that go out there after a good rain fall can find ones that have been washed out. There are volunteer's there to tell you about the site.

Another place we stopped was the Medicine Lodge State Archeology Site. There is a visitor's center, nature trails, and hundred's of petroglyph's and a few pictograph's. (Click the pic's for a better view.)

I have put picture's of them in my Webshots album under Petroglyph's & Dinosaur Track's, I have up dated the last two pages of my Big Horn Mountains album with some more scenery from July 4th if you would like to see more. Enjoy.

Friday, July 24, 2009

A Stitched Gift For Donna

Donna has received the two ornaments I stitched up for her and put in my last blog update so I can now post the picture of the angel that I made for her and sent along as a little surprise/RAK. I for one feel that she truly is an Angel for the American Cancer Society for all the work that she is doing. You can check out her "Stitching For a Cure" blog to read more about this worthy cause.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Two More Finishes

I've stitched a couple more ornaments for Donna's
"Stitching For A Cure" Christmas tree, you can read more about this worthy cause and see some of the ornament's here:

Both designs are courtesy of Vee and Company.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Yellowstone National Park - June 27, 2009

On Saturday June 27th we went to Yellowstone, this was my second trip, but DH first trip and according to him it will not be our last. It is all just so breathtakingly beautiful there you really don't want to leave. We got to see Buffalo, Elk and my first ever Black Bear up close. It was a great vacation week for DH and me with at home down time in between to recharge. You can see all of the pictures we took in my Yellowstone Park album in Webshots. The link is in the sidebar.

Old Trail Town - Cody WY - June 23, 2009

Before my three hour stay in HEAVEN aka: the LNS, we stopped at Old Trail Town in Cody. What a collection of old west memorabilia they have there, it was fun to look around and be taken back in time. You can check out their website at: And you can see more of the pictures that my DH took in my Webshots, the link is in the sidebar the album is Old Trail Town.

My First Visit to "The Iron Kettle" June 23, 2009

We went to Cody Wyoming on Tuesday June 23, 2009 and it turned out to be a great day. I was in HEAVEN when I got to go to my first ever Local Needlework Shop. The shop is called "The Iron Kettle" and if you are ever in Cody I recommend that you stop at this little shop at 513 - 16th Street. You can check out their website at: which they are still working on getting everything loaded up, but hope to have it done by the end of summer.
Here are pictures of what I got.

by The Sweetheart Tree

"Little Bit O' Blarney", "Baby Shamrocks Fob", "Shamrock Needle Roll", & "Bountiful Acorns Needle Roll" all by The Sweetheart Tree

A few threads, DMC pearl cottons in #8 & #12 and two Watercolours. I really wanted some Waterlilies Silk thread but they didn't have any at the time, but she did tell me to make a list and she would see if she could get them for me.

Hooray!! Mill Hill Beads & John James Needles.

Big Horn Mountain 4x4 Trip - June 20, 2009

My DH started his vacation on June 20th and had some place to go early that morning. We went on a 4x4 scouting ride for the Jeep Jamboree that will be held in August. We were all a bit disappointed that only the three vehicles showed up. If you want to see all the pictures from the scouting trip including everyone getting stuck at least once in the snow or mud, you can check out my Webshots album titled Big Horn Mountains at: