The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Christmas Mittens and Big Horns

 I started stitching some wool mittens for Christmas.  An easy pattern to stitch and add applique and then add a rusty tin hanger.  The pattern is an easy one to draw out, just a mitten with a contrasting colored wool for the top edging. 
The first big herd of Big Horns were down today, all females with three new babies.  The little ones got a kick from Mom when it was Mom's turn to get to the salt, an early lesson in who comes first. They are trying to lick salt from the dirt in that spot, need to buy a new salt lick for them and the elk that move thru. 

Thanks for all the nice comments on Jim's quilt, will hand applique it this winter, which is here already, with an off white crewel thread that I have.

9 comments:

  1. How Beautiful! It reminds me so much when we lived in Wyoming in the mid 70's and the animals we would see in the Big Horn mountains. Lucky you Nancy!

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  2. those mittens are adorable!
    how big is the salt block you buy? can't believe the mom would kick the baby ;(
    Kathie

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  3. Your Christmas are great. Loved seeing your wildlife photos. Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs Judy

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  4. I love your mittens! Amazing animals!

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  5. Mittens are a fun thing to make and great for mini trees too. Always love seeing photos of the wildlife in your area.

    Debbie

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  6. warm woolen mittens are always Christmas favorites....

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  7. Love the mittens...seeing Big Horns are incredible that close up!!

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  8. You 're making some wonders !! Christmas is my favorite holiday .
    Good day from France!!

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  9. Love the mittens - we are in need of updating our stockings this year . . . the mittens are a great shape to mix it up a little. Thanks for the idea.

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