It’s time to update you with some snippets of what’s been going on around here.
It’s fall, and the weather is getting cooler. My friend, Cindy, brought her daughter back to ride Bonnie one more time this year. My Cowboy thinks they should visit yet again, but Cindy says they won’t be back again until 2013 sometime.
A photo shoot means that I’ve got some new patterns coming out real soon. I’ll show you those as soon as they’re ready.
Also, the Tula Pink Sew-Along is still in full swing. I’ve already succumbed and purchased a pattern I didn’t have. Can hardly wait to get started on it.
I’ve posted some new Free Patterns and Tutorials recently. And there are some new blocks in the Hazel’s Summer Wildflowers Quilt-Along, along with at least one new bonus project, with another coming real soon.
I’ve also created a Cowboy Wisdom page, where you can now find all of My Cowboy’s past sage quotes and advice all in one handy place. I’ll still be updating his front page quote weekly, but now I’m saving all the past ones so you can refer back to them. I know I need to now and then!
For the month of October, I’m hosting The Pink Boot Event for Breast Cancer Awareness. I’m trying to list at least one new pink boot stocking each day in my shop, with a day off now and then. If you’re in the market for a pink cowgirl Christmas stocking, now’s your chance to get one. They’re all different, and part of your purchase goes toward helping out a great cause.
Tomorrow I’m going to the AQS Show in Des Moines with my sister. I think we’ll have a good day looking at all the quilts. How can that be bad?
Last weekend, we went with my daughter to her company’s fall event, where we took a hayride, ate kettle corn, and got gumballs out of a 3-story-tall gumball machine, among other fun things.
And hating to end on a sad note, but definitely worthy of mention . . .
We lost a treasured member of the ranch family a couple weeks ago. Dandee passed away at the ripe old age of 15 years, 4 months, and 10 days. That’s old for any doggie, let alone a lab. I miss her big loud woofs coming from the barn every day. The barn cats miss her because they no longer get to share her supper and they don’t have her to sleep on top of to stay warm. And my heart is broken.
And as if that wasn’t enough . . . today I lost the best helper I’ve ever had. Big Dan’s kidney problems got the better of him, and even though my poor boy put up a valiant fight, he lost his battle with kidney failure late this afternoon. And my heart is completely shattered.