Saturday, July 29, 2017

Start our days in Black Hills



We started Monday morning 
This is the southern part of North Dakota



Corn field
Starting to get in the badlands





on the way it was so warm 101


Here we are a long day
I drove some not crazy about pulling a trailer
It is a nice camp park
Has a pool did not bring my swim suit




left for the day went to Keystone 
and to the faces
What a thing they did is so amazing




Around the grounds


Couple stones 
making jewerly with them




Was in hill city found wonderful Gallery

Got most of the stones here


Few thing i picked up on the trip 
pick stone is mined in SD Pink Quartz
buffalo and wolf  teeth
Sage Natives use a lot in there ceremonies
Dream catcher
Thing for me to use in jewelry





Went to crazy horse on the way went to Custer. I really like this town the best ,

very old time looking old building a main street,It had a lot of art even a art gallery bought a small watercolor of Marbles I meet the husband
 Another city with big animals

 Joe thought is was different


Next spot Crazy Horse
 This horses dress has 100's of beads
There thousands of beads on this dress for the horse
 This is the monument of Crazy Horse
It is so large . The inspiration came from natives many years ago, Part of the family is still working on it. the whole monument is so nice . they even gave free coffee
 The tour was so informative about the native ways
Here some of it
 The native took there sage into this when wanted meditate Its called a sweat box

This the couple that stared carving Crazy Horse

Leaving for Wyoming to Devils Tower

 You can camp in a tee pee It would be primitive



The Devils Tower
We walked around the base 1.3 miles it was so warm 90 something and the elevation over 4000
We did not want to go dancing after
There where these hanging on trees called pray doll or pray rags




On the walk around the tower




Lots of Native Indians traditions.


View from our camp site very nice

Here is some bark I picked up on the walk around the tower
It is so thin
Going to use in some craft


The trees have red trunks so pretty with the sun shiny on them



The trip is over and home
Spent time at my sisters house and my daughter. Saw allot of different things

Don't think we will camp in July and August 
 We where very close to the tower in the camp park

The view from the camp park was so pretty
Back in North Dakota
The Dakota are nice in both different way.


The trip is over and home
Spent time at my sisters house and my daughter , saw allot of different things

Don't think we will camp in July and August
It was so warm
and i do not like warm
Hope you enjoyed my trip too



Friday, July 14, 2017

Getting ready for South Dakota in Camper

So Sorry that BJ Sweety has left us 
May God be with him and his family
Will pray for all


Happy Pink Saturday
Hope you week has been as good as mine
A bit warm
in the 90's - 100's


Going on our first long trip 
In our camper
Is in our drive way
all ready to go

I have tried to 
keep it the 50th style
I have alway  dreamed of having one of  the vintage camper
now I have one 
our is a  bit bigger 
23 feet


The eating area
Just finished the old boiler
It was for flowers 
on my porch
I try to use what I bring in
It  has to use it for something 
The in side to store the top a foot stool

(The red towel on window 
trying to see what color for blinds)

The end doors on the cabinets 
 DH put the doors and handles on them this week 
So much better
We are missing the Radio and DVD player
Going to pick up before  leaving


 We put up the metal around the stove 
I did not want a grease to get in the paneling
Changed the border wallpaper
I did collect pepsi thing 
I only have my favorite left.
 The pillow is from sister 
she picked it up on our Cruise in New Orleans
For my birthday
I also have some camper ornaments
I would like to  have a tree or something,
To hang them on

The quilt is tee shirts from different place we have been.
The 
The bed room
My grandaughter gave us the bed spread and shams
The box ix a vintage record case box
will use for our DVD
I made the pillows





Food ready to go 
I pre cook most thing
 Then I mix it together  and finish cooking or we grill it


I will be doing my trip some of the 
country side and our touring
The landscape is different the way down there 
I live in North Dakota
We have a lot of Grain Farming 
I think SD has more Cattle Ranching


Hope I get comments 
or any  new ideas

Trying to build my blog and followers back
 since I lost it year
 I did find it put do not know how to connect it back to this one 
If any one know how or someone that would like to know


 Have a fun and happy week
Stay well











Monday, July 10, 2017

The day trip

Went on a day trip with my DH
came across this a banded farm
So we took a look
The grass was very high
With allot of wood ticks







This the side area
Better know as a lean to
The copper color tub was a washing machine,

 There was a long work bench
some machine parts all rusted
 Alot of rust things
 This the home on the farm
This is the first room coming in the house 
I love the door frame in the door way.
To me the house looked a good big size, from  the outside
inside it was small .
I like the diamond  shape window in the Attic





This is the pump and a fence,
Thought it would make a neat painting
I like the color of the wood and the rust of the pump


 It is so sad to see these farms.
The lose of a home and there family story
There are so many now in North Dakota
It was a nice day 
Hope you enjoy the visit

Friday, July 7, 2017

crafts, cans, bottles and more

Happy Pink Saturday


These are what I have been doing .
Been collecting things for years.
I have wanted to make small vignettes on tuna, mint ,sardines, ham cans.
For a long time
Most of the bisque dolls I have had,
I also used Paper Clay to make some.
I have made over 150 small different vegnettes
It was so fun
Not sure what  I will do with them all .
There are a few I will keep. 
So here they are
 This is a vintage Popsicle holder, you put liquid like kool -aid
in them and freeze

 Vintage baby shoe
 The bear is a artist designed  bear  the doll is Paper Clay,
I may still add more to the base
I just stared making crowns, 

 My mistake I ordered legs and arms thinking they very small
When they came surprise
larger so now what do I use them for 
This  is what I come up with, 
They are labeled in case I sell them some time
 Here is a sardine can and the lid
 This can is also a sardine can
 A mint can ,
another one of the arms ,evil eye, a vintage can opener
I tred to age the can and corners,
 Another mint can things from  here and there
Here is a can of ham , can,
Boyds bears, cork from wine walk 
 Back of the ham can
 This a paper-mache box  it was did it was a drum
I changed it, The paper is  vintage wall paper, box of candy from Italy,
bears is hand embroidery,silk ribbon flower,the nest is with rags and mod podge
 Sardine can lid and a small procelain doll
 another can lid
 A jar from oil  room freshener
Them hands I ordered 
I think they  would look good a small pillow in a bathroom
I could go on and on.
I loved making them.
This a copy from pintrest
I did it with  watercolor
Just a fun project


Been doing some camping in our camper
I love it
Its like playing house.
Going to the Black Hill our next trip 
.
Hope your week is fun
And you feel great



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