It was another perfect fall day, the crows are gathering, leaf color is popping and the temps were perfect. We made a run to Billings for lunch and Costco–the pantry was a little bare after our Arkansas company departed and I was gone for a few days.
Isn’t that the most gorgeous view–coming into Bozeman yesterday in a strange plane–as in it was half empty–very unusual!
Last spring before we moved from North Ranch I purchased a DSLR camera from our friend Mike McFall–a very nice, little used Nikon D5000. I love to take photos, always have–I am seldom without a camera of some sort on my person when out and about. As I was struggling to learn about aperture, shutter speed, etc., I became very frustrated and I realized the DSLR was destroying my pleasure in photography. For months I forged on, reading, taking photos, deleting photos, muttering–very frustrating. Right after the eclipse–when I really struggled with that blasted camera–I gave up. The Cowboy was totally supportive and once I made the decision to rid myself of the camera a weight lifted off my shoulders! One email later and that camera was heading to a new home–Al of the Bayfield Bunch was happy to have the Nikon. Kelly was traveling to Spencerport, NY to visit her mom so the camera was mailed to her.
I have one last quilt top of my own to quilt on the longarm and I hope to have it finished before we head south for the winter. I’ve been hand sewing the bindings–my fingers are sore! Here are some of my finished pieces–
This one went home with my sister, she has a new dining table and thought it would look great as a topper–it did!This one is flannel and when Nat’s caretaker/roommate Barb admired it, I decided this quilt would go to Barb as a gift for all she does for Nat. We took it to her this morning on our way to Billings and she was thrilled.
That’s about all the this and that–we are loving this Montana fall weather but are starting to plan our trip south.
Still no new great grandchild but here are some cool photos of the family.Looking for elk with Grandpa Lonn.
I LOVE this photo–it brought tears to my eyes it is so beautiful!
And here’s the big brother in waiting–