05 August 2011

Fave 5 Friday & A Giveaway!

Niobrara County Fair Ranch Rodeo

Last weekend the county fair kicked off with a ranch rodeo. There's no team roping, barrel racing, or bronc riding in these rodeos. Well, there is, but it's in a different form than the PRCA rodeos. Instead they show off the skills that cowboys & ranch hands use day in and day out. And since most of them do this for a living it only makes sense. :)

They cut cows from the herd to load on the trailer (a LOT harder than it sounds, see how many hands are on one cow to keep her separated in the picture above?), roping cows for branding and doctoring, and a wild stampede race. There were other events, but I can't think of them right now.


Treasures by the corrals...


...Wild rhubarb!


Jake brought me some flowers the other day. We've got wild sunflowers lining the county road right now. So beautiful!


The clouds were so amazing the other day. I got several pictures (SOOC) & they look like paintings.

Thanks for stopping by!


Oh yeah, didn't I say something about a giveaway in the title? OK, I've been meaning to do this for a few weeks now that I have over 200 followers! I am giving away 1 charm pack of the winner's choice from Lickety Stitch Quilts. This is not a sponsored giveaway, but since I work there it's easiest for me to get stuff there. Plus I get a bit of discount. ;)

To enter:

*Visit Lickety Stitch Quilts pre-cuts page & tell me which charm pack you'd love to win. That's it! Easy peasy. :)


The giveaway will be open until Sunday, August 14th.

45 comments:

stephmabry said...

What an amazing photo that last one is!

I think my favorite is the Sugar Pop Charm Pack. Very cheerful!

Thanks for the chance to win and good luck, everyone! :)

Mary said...

I would choose Terrain by Kate Spain. I am in lust with that collection!

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Grace said...

Yeah the last picture is awesome :)

My favorite is the
Charlevoix Charm Pack - 14690PP


I would so love to win this! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Peach Rainbow said...

Congrats on your 200+ followers and thanks for the sweet giveaway :D
I'd love Terrain or Dilly Dally!

Kathryn said...

Kate Spain Terrain - gorgeously bright and fun. Your pictures are wonderful. I want to go out and cut some of my own sunflowers!

Kelly Irene said...

I like that your rodeo had practical stuff so the guys (and gals?) can show off their skills :)
My favorite charm pack is the Little Apples. Congrats on 200!

Andrea said...

definitely terrain by kate spain!

Patty D from NC said...

Congrats on follower count. If I won, I'd pick Terrain.

Kelli said...

Congrats and also Wow! That last picture is just amazing! I might change my mind tomorrow, but I'm in love with Terrain, so I'm gonna say that.

Jacqueline said...

Etchings. I am head over heels for it.

Kate said...

That last picture is awesome!

I'd add a charm pack of Charlevoix to my indecent fat quarter stack if I were to win. :)

robin said...

Wow - love the clouds in that pic! I'd choose Charlevoix. Thanks for the giveaway!

hueisei said...

I loves sunflower too :)
Thanks for a chance :)
I loves sugar pop charm pack!!

Pat V. said...

That is a gorgeous photo of the clouds. You could be a professional photographer (are you?)

I would choose Terrain. I've been drooling over the photos of that line ever since quilt market!

Is is a blessing or a curse to work in a fabric store? Just wondering...

Michell said...

Thanks for a lovely giveaway. I like the sugar pop and the collections for a cause charm packs. To hard to chose between them

Sarah N. said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I would choose a Terrain charm pack.

Have a great weekend!

Bree said...

Wow, congrats on 200! I had no idea it was so many already. Way to go!

Love that storm photo, it definitely does look like a painting.

It's so hard to choose! I like Dilly Dally. And Little Apples. And Terrain is growing on me... ;)

Steph said...

Congrats!!!
I love the sugar pop charm pack!!
Thanks for the giveaway!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Morris Tapestry is gorgerous as is your cloud picture.

Congratulations

frog cottage designs said...

Id love a chance to win the "Sugar Pop" charm pack :) keep up the great blogging, love your pics :)

Nancy D. said...

Good for you on reaching 200 followers. I like the Etchings and Sugar Pops. Thanks for sharing!

Ellie said...

Hi, just found your blog. Just wanted to say that I love that last picture. The clouds look amazing. Good shot!!!
I've just become your newest follower.

Allison C said...

I so want to play with the little apples fabric! Congrats on the 200!

Sarah said...

I would love to have Terrain by Kate Spain! Thank you so much!

tolmema said...

I really like the Sugar Pop charm pack :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Chiska said...

I would choose little apples. Congrats on 200 followers!

JanesQuilting said...

Oh, that was hard to choose from, I like them all, but I guess I would go with the Terrain Charm Pack. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

old_sew_n_sew said...

I am in love with the charm pack of "Terrain" by Kate Spain for Moda. Thank you for the giveaway, and sharing the beautiful pictures from around your home!

sandandstarfish said...

Those sunflowers are beautiful! They're one of my favorite flowers :) I would looooove the win the Terrain Charm Pack!!

Kristen said...

Ohhh!!! I would for sure pick Terrain! I love that line (and don't have any) Thanks for the chance to win!

Sharon Pernes said...

What a great giveaway! I'd love to win a charm pack of Little Apples! Thanks for the chance

Amanda said...

It would definately have to be Etchings. I love how your mom's quilt turned out and am now wanting it (Thanks Sharon's mom).

Oh my gosh! I might give up having trees to have beautiful views like that. :-)

County fair 2012! muahaha

Sew Shine said...

I Love Love LOVE Terrain!! So bright and beautiful!

Your pictures are so pretty! You are right, the picture of the clouds looks like a painting! Would look so lovely framed!!

Jen said...

I love Little Apples or Terrain. Such a gorgeous picture! Congrats on the followers :)

Debbie said...

Terrain would be #1 choice! Thanks for the fun give-away!

Anna M. said...

Beautiful pictures...they do look like paintings! Thanks for the fun giveaway. I would love to win the Terrain charm pack. Thank you!!!! I hope you pick me! :)

Alyssa Grace said...

gorgeous pictures!! that cloud picture is FAB!
My favorites are terrain, little apples, or sugar pop!

Laura said...

ooooh I'd love a terrain charm pack!

whoFilets said...

I've never been to a rodeo! In the giveaway, I'd probably like one of the Collections for a Cause precuts. I don't really know what I'd make with any of them yet, but I like that the proceeds will be donated to good causes.

Rhonda said...

beautiful sunflowers!

I'd love the Sugar Pop charm pack; such a fun happy line. Thanx for the chance.

Chelley said...

I would LOVE to have a Terrain charm pack. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Melissa said...

The photo of the clouds is amazing.

I love the Terrain charm pack. I'd be thrilled to win. Thanks for the chance!

Amy said...

Congrats on 200 followers!
I love the La Petite Ecole charm pack.
Thanks!

Jeanne said...

I love the A Morris Tapestry. Hope I win!

Anita said...

Congrats on 200! I would love to win the Etchings charm pack, love 3 sisters :) Thanks for the chance to win!