Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Old Red Barn Co.

Dana over at The Old Red Barn Co. is giving away the most beautiful quilt. Click on the link at the bottom of the page or below to enter. Good luck to all of you that enter. Win a quilt at www.oldredbarnco.blogspot.com
Take care and God bless, Cory

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Book Give-away

Carrie at "Chocolate, the Other White Meat" is hosting a give-away over here: http://chocolatetheotherwhitemeat.blogspot.com/2008/06/growing-closer-to-god-and-free-book.html It is for the book "The Pursuit of God" by A.W. Tozer. Click the link and you can enter for a chance to win this book also. Good luck!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Wonders of a Wagon.

Riding in a Radio Flyer will always make you feel young!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Local Celebrities!

These two were recently featured on Good Day Sacramento, the local morning news program. It was fun seeing them on t.v.

We see these two bulls on our way to church every Sunday and Wednesday. The kids still check on them every time we pass by and occasionally people pull over to look or to take pictures, just like we did. I feel luck to have gotten a picture so close because they are normally along the back fence of the pasture. The owner told the reporter that they don't like people so they stay away most of the time. Right after I took this picture, this bull moved behind the other one so we couldn't see him. I guess they are camera shy. :-)

This picture was taken in October and their horns are even bigger now. I'll have to take an updated picture soon.

Take care and God bless, Cory

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Three Great Books

I found a great give-away that I wanted to let you know about. Head on over to http://good-knights-news.blogspot.com/2008/03/give-away.html The Knightly News. It is for three books by Max Lucado. Go check it out and enter your name to get a chance at winning these. Take care and God bless, Cory

Monday, March 17, 2008

Another One Done!

This quilt is a Thirteen Flavor Nine-Patch. It was a class I took in April '02' through the guild I belonged to then. It was taught by Carroll Griffiths. The theory of this quilt is to use 2 colors in 6 shades from light to dark and one background to make the thirteenth fabric. I had a hard time deciding what color scheme I wanted to use until I found the border fabric which is red and purple raspberries. I really enjoyed piecing this quilt. It looks very fussy to work with but you strip piece the nine patches and it goes very quickly.

Once the top was done it was put away as I have been struggling getting over my fear of machine quilting. Well, I have conquered that by quilting on scraps or donation quilts to learn and get better before I started quilting on the tops I want to keep or give as gifts. This quilting was a freemotion design that I played with on paper before I started on the quilt. And I quilted a donation quilt with a meander with flowers and leaves scattered about. Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of that quilting. On this one, I started in the middle and worked my way out and around each row until I reached the outer edge. I really like how it turned out.
Thank you for stopping by. Take care and God bless, Cory

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Is it a fish? Is it a cloud?

One the way up into the foothills several weeks ago, we were admiring the sunset on the clouds.
Then we took a curve in the road and found the biggest small mouth bass anyone will ever see.