A beautiful Montana full moon rises over the mountain.

I'm home from a short four day trip. We flew into Bozeman and taped two shows at the Main Street Quilting Company - wow! What a GREAT shop! If you are in Bozeman, you must look it up!

After taping in Bozeman we drove down to the Nine Circle Quarter Ranch. It's a dude ranch with horseback riding, fishing, and in our case - a quilt retreat. The retreat was led by Charlotte Warr Anderson and Georgia Bonesteel. This was their 16th year doing the quilt retreat at the ranch. We sure appreciated all the hospitality during the trip.

Music on the front porch. Rocking chairs for mountain relaxation!

Justin tries his hand at roping. You'll have to watch the show next year to find out what he roped... I'm just sayin'...

In case you are wondering why I named this quilt Montana Star (and you probably aren't), it's because I'm teaching this version of Lone Star as a project on The Quilt Show.com. We are taping four shows this weekend in Montana. The name just seemed logical. As far as the quilting, I did it on the Gammill (which is still new to me). It looks good in the photo, but trust me, I still have a lot to learn.

In other news, I left my iPhone in the car this afternoon and when I finally realized it, it had a "temperature warning" message. It basically wouldn't let me use it until it cooled down. So while I prepared a snack I put my iPhone in the freezer. Of course I only meant to leave it there for 5 minutes, but....yes... you guessed it... I forgot and left it there for almost an hour! Today I have put it through both extremes and we can all celebrate because it's working just fine. I'm sure you are relieved to know that...I'm just sayin'...

My heart goes out to those in the path of the storm. It is bearing down on New Orleans at this moment. I hope Isaac doesn't pack a devastating punch.

Today I put the borders on my little Montana Star quilt. As I mentioned previously it's a sample quilt for a segment that I will be teaching on The Quilt Show. It's another good quilt for me to practice quilting on the Gammill. I still don't think I have control. I feel the results are adequate, but far from any standard that I would want on one of my show quilts. Nonetheless, it's a good experience and I'm learning.

As far as my quilting entertainment, I've been watching reruns of one of my favorite British sit-coms - Absolutely Fabulous. If you know the show, raise your hand. So funny... I'm just sayin'...

On Thursday this week we are heading to Bozeman, MT to tape some 'on location' shows for The Quilt Show. I'll be teaching a project during one of those shows so I've been working today on my teaching sample. I bet you can guess what I'll be teaching.

The second of the two days we will be at a dude ranch. I can't wait to see Alex on a horse with cameras rolling.

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Watching food documentaries on H2. Had a pork chop for supper. Sweating - it's really hot here in La Veta today. 90º... I'm just sayin'

We had a great day finishing up the seminar in Socorro, NM. Whoo-hoos to our new quilting friends. It was Justin's birthday and there was even cake in the lobby to share with everyone. Justin turned 48. Here's a photo of Justin - he's the one on the left.

Many of you know of Roswell, NM. It's famous for a UFO incident in 1947. However, Socorro, NM also has it's own UFO incident that received national media attention. Lonnie Zamora was a police officer who reported the incident. You can learn about it here. 

Driving down the main drag in Socorro I saw several little green men. So I'm a believer. I stopped to have a chat and as you can see, I learned this one's name is Miguel. Miguel seemed unappreciated living at the pottery store, so I asked him to come to La Veta and live. So far he seems happy with that decision.

Miguel shared the stage of the seminar on the last afternoon. Here is a photo of a very rare sighting. Have you ever seen a little green man and a quilt in the same photo? I'm just sayin'...

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