Welcome to our Wyoming blog. On this blog I have been sharing how we came to move here and the 'adventure' we have been on every since. We started with a hillside, and today (6 years later) are finally putting in some landscaping. We are by no means done. I hope you will come along on our adventure.

I also have 2 other blogs. Big Horn Mountain Creations show cases my quilting and other artistic adventures. Decorating my Tin Shack, is about creating a home thru decorating. Both are on the side bar, I hope you will stop by.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Quilt Show and Cowboy Carnival

I hope that everyone had a great Memorial Day Weekend. In our hometown we celebrate with a Cowboy Carnival. Things start out in the morning with horse races. We had a large turn out for the whole day, it was even more awesome that the rain skipped us this day, which has not been the case in the past.

The first two pictures here show a small part of the horse races (pun intended). Just look at these cute little horses pulling the wagons. The were such a delight to watch, and they even raced each other, here they are doing some advertising for a couple of the carnival's sponsors.

While your looking at the sweet horses and the cowboy, check out the landscape, everything is so pretty right now.......an well it should be, we have gotten (I hear) about 8 inches of rain in May.

Look at these skies, OMGosh is was the most beautiful day (and I have the sunburn to prove it, LOL). Along with the horse races, we also attended the sharp shoots contest, in its first year with 12 participants. There were dog races, bb gun shoot (for the wee ones), plant sale, book sale, bingo, 2 auctions, pie contest (which I was going to enter, but when I went to make my pie I found out I way out of butter for the pie crust........sigh), I know I am missing some of the events, but fun was had by all.

Then there was food, yummmmm. And look at that line, we stood in it for 45 minutes. Alot of people attended this year. This by the way is about 1/3 of the length of the line, and that line circles around to the back there where the meat was. We understand they ran out of silverware sets which they had 500 made up.

Also, the Quilt Show. You did not think I would post this with out some quilts. Now I have more pictures but did not want this post to be to long. I thought I would share with you my entries

The first is my Painted Quilt. It is a kit I bought from Sherry Rodgers-Harrison. She pre quilted it and sent along some pens to "color" the quilt with, but I could not resist adding embroidery, beads and crystals. It is 11.5 x 11.5 inches. Remember you can click on the pictures to enlarge them.

My second entry is my king size Log Cabin quilt "Colors of Wyoming" I chose the color for the quilt from the colors in nature here.

AND......................DRUM ROLL PLEASE..........................

My quilt took first place in the large quilt division. This is a viewer choice award. So those who attended got to choose their favorite quilts.

The quilts award.......................

And here is the quilt..........................I was so surprised and excited. I hope to enter these quilts in the county fairs quilt show in August. I just hope people enjoy seeing them.

Happy Memorial Day to everyone and thank you for visiting and I hope you have enjoyed a glimpse of our weekend doings.


Moira said...

Congrats on winning the award for your log cabin quilt!

Susan said...

What a great ribbon for your quilt! Congratulations! I haven't been here for a while, and I love the new top on your blog. Your pictures look like a wonderful magazine collage, or something from a coffee table book on Wyoming.

It sounds like you had a terrific day, and hey! Warm and sunny!

Nan said...

Wow congrats on the quilt win that is an awesome log cabin quilt you made there. It's so good to see you blogging again I hope you keep up with it more as I do enjoy reading about your life in Wyoming.
Take Care

A Joyful Chaos said...

Congratulations on your awards! Your quilt is very beautiful!

suesueb said...

Your pictures are so beautiful of Wyoming. I've never been up that way, mostly because I like staying warm. Hopefully one day I'll be able to travel more. Congratulations on your quilt-it truly is beautiful. I had fun going back and seeing the progress of your room upstairs. Thanks for sharing all of it!

WayOutWest said...

Love the elk quilt!!