Friday, April 17, 2015

The Peony Queen in a New Garden

Mrs. Jeanne Marie Wanner
aka
Peony Queen of Torquay,Sask
1926-2015
 
There were two Jeanne Wanner's
so
 she would always say Mrs.Jeanne MARIE Wanner
 
Our Jeanne has gone to greener pastures on Monday.
 
  I know she will be making them into fields of flowers!! 
 
 
All my kids worked for Jeanne in her gardens when they were kids.
 
But Justin and Jeanne had an old soul connection.
 
She was so impressed with his love of farming and gardening.
 
Justin and his Organic Farmer Boy Truck
 
She said he was the first kid she ever hired who knew the difference between grass and a day lily.
 
Justin,14 with his glads for Farmer's Market

It wasn't long before you could see it was going to be a great friendship.
 
As the years went by Justin didn't wanted her to pay him.
 
He loved to give her a helping hand with a passion they both loved.
 
They have such an appreciation for gardening
 and
  would go on road trips to a few nurseries in one day.

 
They would plant for weeks in the Spring.
 
We were blessed to know and learn her knowledge of gardening.
 
She honored us with slips of her favorite peonies to remember her by.
 

 
We will miss her stories and adventures that made up her 89 years here on earth.
 

 
We will miss playing tile rummy and dominoes with her.
 
She was a school teacher for years 
and
 would reprimand Arnold when she thought he was trying to cheat.
 
 
Jeanne had many of her perrenials
 moved to Creighton Lodge to be enjoyed by many for years to come.
 
 
 
It was a pleasure to be acquainted with you, Jeanne!!
 
I can only imagine the beauty you will bring to Heaven.
 
Love the Marcottes
 
 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Holy Dust Bunny...

 
Actually there wasn't that many
( yup..my bunnies are blessed) 
but
it was time to revamp my sewing area
 
A panoramic view of the distaster...
 
BEFORE..
 


Ta-Dah!!
 
AFTER.....
 
 
This side of my room has been my problem since this area was completed
 
 
It just was the catch all...

 
So started by gutting one side....
 
 
and blocking myself in on the other!!
 
I nearly had go out a window for lunch as I had barricaded myself from the stairs!!

 

 
 
Next I moved everything to the other side...
 
Even the bed...by myself....
 
I am good at moving things...Must be all those years of moving as a kid!!
(just saying)
 

 
Need to buy a few cube baskets and I think I like what I see!!

 
I don't know why I wait so long to tidy things up??
 


I feel like a new quilter and ready to hit the green mat!!


 
 
You know where to look for me...
 
Second Story...
 
Christa
 

 
Ps. Sharon, if your reading this...You will never want to leave now!!


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Missouri star Bear Paw Quilt

Have you checked out any tutorials on Missouri Star Quilt Co.?
 
Jenny Doan makes them all look so easy!! 
 
 
I decided to give this Bear Paw a try!
 
I started with this jelly roll of Eclectic Elements.
 
I can't remember peoples names
but
 I know I bought this in Glendive,MT TWO years ago!!
(how bad is that!!)
 


with some cream yardage for the background
 

 
I started it last Thursday at guild....

 
and another day at home the paws were done!!

 
I wanted to sash it with cornerstones at the intersections
but
couldn't find fabric I thought would look good

 
So I did the 'Baby Bears' version of this quilt...

 
Now for some borders!!
We also celebrated  Arnold's dad's 80th Birthday on the weekend.

 
Some of his favorite things...

 
Arnold and Anita hosted, calling themselves Roger's  'A' team
(Arnold and Anita)


 
They did a great job even though they BOTH were nervous!!
 
It was held in the senoirs center
 where
there was a sign up board for activities...


Beside that was a chalkboard of who was in the hospital....

 
If you didn't make those two lists,
 
you quite possibly could be on the Obit Board

 
Moral of this story...
 
Keep yourself active
or
 it's all down hill from there!!
 
Where has this week gone to??
 
Christa
 
 

 
 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter

 
Eat some chocolate...

There are no calories in easter bunnies!!
Christa


Thursday, April 2, 2015

A Trip to Moose Jaw

When looking at numbers,
 
I prefer them to be on a ruler while quilting....
 
But we need a new bull so it was off to Moose Jaw!




to find a new PRICEY herdsire...
 

 
 
At least the whole day was not spent in the pens..
 
 
We stopped at the Yvette Moore Gallery...
 
 
 in the old Land Titles building.
 
 
The copper casings are incredible...
 

 
Yvette is such an amazing painter who truly appreciates history

 
If only I still had walls in my house...


I would have a place to hang some of these amazing pieces


I don't think there is an art I don't appreciate..
 

 
Love stain glass...
 
 
 
 
What a great gift this would be for a sewer or quilter...
 
 
 a great place to feature some of your special buttons...
 
 
Even the bathroom was inviting...
 
Who would want to leave a room like this??


Friends are the flowers in the garden of life..
 


 
Lunch was delicious!!
 
They make artisan food at the Gallery
 


These were my favorite pictures
 
Shocking...blues and yellows!!

 
 
On the way home the skies were very similar....
 

 
Quite the show...
 

 
 
Definitely some of my favorite colors...
 

 
 
No trip to Moose Jaw is complete without a quick stop at the Quilt Patch...
 
 
There was the cutest giraffe bag I was so tempted to buy...
 
On the way home,
my friend, Shelby texted me some pics of the bags she just finished...
 
 
Great minds love the same thing!!

 
It's a great day...Quilt Guild!!!
 
Talk to you later...
 
Christa