The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Thursday, April 27, 2017


Appliquéing those berries took me forever. 
 Now to stitch all the stems and then embellish
  each berry with a specialty thread.
Sue Spargo's Bird Dance

Monday, April 10, 2017

Bighorn Sheep

 I'm sharing some of my favorite
 wildlife photos from the past few weeks...

This is a little Lamb...not even a year old yet.

A view of my neighborhood...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel

Two Golden-mantled Ground Squirrels have
 emerged from their six month hibernation.

Look at that sweet expressive face...

This one is young...

And very small compared to the next one in the photo.

A larger male who was able to make it through
his long hibernation.
I'm afraid the others didn't make it.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Bird Dance

After lots of measuring, pinning and basting,
I finally finished stitching the applique vine on the borders.

Yes, the snow is gone.  I'm waiting to see which of my
wildlife made it through their hibernation...Chipmunks,
Golden-mantled Ground Squirrels and the Marmots.

All the wool circles cut for the berries.
I just used freezer paper and cut out all the berries by hand.
The circles are only 1" in diameter so I will use regular
 cotton thread to stitch them to the vine. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


A small herd of Bighorns grazing
on the property last week.

Most were females with their little ones.

Looking healthy after a long winter.

They have the most unusual eyes. 

She looks to be very pregnant.

I was in the lower meadow walking not far from
this herd when these photos were taken.
Such gorgeous creatures with their heart shaped noses.

And then one lone Pronghorn outside my kitchen window.