Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hat for The Alzheimer's Association

This beautiful beret is just one of the items for sale on my website now through Sept. 22nd to benefit the Alzheimer's Association: New Mexico Chapter.  All hats, jewelry, & teddy bears sold during this period help my Walk to End Alzheimer's Team. Please visit my site for more details & please share this infomation with everyone you know.
Thanks for your support!


Monday, August 27, 2012

Vacation

Just a few photos from our vacation earlier this month:
Statue from Riverwalk in Pueblo, Co. Doesn't that quilt look real?!
 
Abbey in Canon City
 
Memorial Statue of Annie the Railroad Dog in front of the library in Fort Collins. This was one of my most memorable experiences on vacation & I will post more about Annie later...
 
Chief Washakie costume details in this statue were amazing! This stands on the capital grounds in Cheyenne, Wy.
 
Territorial Prison in Laramie. The entire grounds can be toured for only $5!
 
Bella with her doggie popsicle from a farmers market in Casper
 
Buffalo Bill's grave in Golden, Co.
 
The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park
 
Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park
 
Royal Gorge Bridge in Canon City
 
Bloom Mansion in Trinidad
 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Website Sale to Benefit the NM Alzheimer's Association

Now through September 22nd, 2012, 100% of the Sale Price* on Everything purchased on the site will be donated to the NM Alzheimer's Association via The 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's and my walk team! Please visit the Hats, Jewelry, or Teddy Bears pages for more details...
Here's the link to my site: www.butterflybequest.com
Links also appear on my sidebar.
If everyone with a facebook page could re-post/share it would be much appreciated.
Also feel free to share these links with everyone you know.
*minus S&H & Pay-pal fees.  Please review the Store Policies before making a purchase.
 
Thanks in advance for sharing!  :)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Baby blanket

I made this afghan for my cousins first baby.
It's crocheted in single stitch, with some long single stitches taken in rows below to give sort of a "raindrop" effect.
The entire blanket is done with 2 strands held together, sometimes the solids, sometimes the varigated, and sometimes a mix of the two.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Fort Stanton

Officers Quarters
In 1855 the Rio Bonito Valley was being settled by Hispanic farmers. The area was also home to Apaches who conducted periodic raids against the farmers settlements & ranches. Fort Stanton was established on May 4th, 1855 & named after Captain Henry Stanton, who was killed in battle with the Apaches.
The Fort was used for protection until 1896 and Kit Carson, Governor Lew Wallace, and "Black Jack" Pershing all spent time there. The Mescaleros spent 3 years in captivity there under Carson beginning in 1862.
"Wow! Big Dogs."
In 1899 the Fort became Fort Stanton Marine Hospital for treatment of tuberculosis.
Making new friends
In the years since the Fort has served as an internment camp for German seamen, a sanitarium, a facility for the care of the mentally disabled, and housed State minimum security prisoners.

today the museum & store but formerly barracks
In 1996 the Friends of Fort Stanton was founded. They succeded in convincing the State Legislature to preserve the Fort & appropriate the first funds for its renovation.
Hospital
Today the Fort is home to a museum & store and the grounds and exteriors of the buildings can be toured for free.
Chapel
Fort Stanton is located just off the Billy the Kid Scenic Byway (Hwy 380) on Hwy 220 at the Bonito River. The turnoff to Hwy 220 is 4 miles southeast of Capitan on the Byway or 10 miles west of Lincoln, NM. The monument is open to visitors year round, every day.
Adjutants Office, Library

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Summer Top

I purchased this fabric in April from Joann Fabrics & Crafts. It's from a line called Style In An Instant, & you literally just have to sew a seam up the back on the dress or top fabric you purchase.
What took me so long then?  Dunno! But, summer is not over yet!! :)