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I’m sure most of you know my fantastic husband is a former outrider with the World Professional Chuckwagon Association.  He did it for 17 years, more about it is how we met & was a most wonderful time in our lives. I could have a whole other blog just about how much I love my Wagon Family, order but I digress.

Jeff was involved in a huge wreck at the Ponoka Stampede nearly 2 years ago & broke his leg.  I’ll spare you the gory details & they were gory.  Ok, here’s a bit of the G-rated gore:

Nasty, isn’t it?

Well the outriding is now over & Jeff has decided that he wants the plate & 7 screws that was put in his leg to come out!  It bothers him & frankly, I’m sick of the complaining.  We’ve been trying to plan a trip to Disneyland & I am NOT taking 4 kids & a grouchy husband who is looking for a bench!

So Friday at Red Deer Regional Hospital, the plate & screws are set to come out.  This is the reason for the evening of blogging & lots of silversmithing work….I’m nervous.  I don’t like hospitals, I don’t like surgery & I really don’t like my husband being in an altered state (when its not my idea of course).

My hands are sore from filing the conchos for my new fantabulous concho belt that I’m making myself.  Its so awesome, you just might die.  I am a lover from afar of concho belts & have finally come up with an idea that I have NEVER seen before on a belt (more on that later).  See? I’m doing it again, distracting myself from the worry.  I had to find something else to do to keep my mind off this.

So back to it, the mens pendants, the custom order piece that’s in the tumbler, the earrings from the Facebook contest & the bin of repairs I have to keep me busy!!

Wish me (us) luck!!

 

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I’m sure most of you know my fantastic husband is a former outrider with the World Professional Chuckwagon Association.  He did it for 17 years, buy information pills it is how we met & was a most wonderful time in our lives. I could have a whole other blog just about how much I love my Wagon Family, page but I digress.

Jeff was involved in a huge wreck at the Ponoka Stampede nearly 2 years ago & broke his leg.  I’ll spare you the gory details & they were gory.  Ok, here’s a bit of the G-rated gore:

Nasty, isn’t it?

Well the outriding is now over & Jeff has decided that he wants the plate & 7 screws that was put in his leg to come out!  It bothers him & frankly, I’m sick of the complaining.  We’ve been trying to plan a trip to Disneyland & I am NOT taking 4 kids & a grouchy husband who is looking for a bench!

So Friday at Red Deer Regional Hospital, the plate & screws are set to come out.  This is the reason for the evening of blogging & lots of silversmithing work….I’m nervous.  I don’t like hospitals, I don’t like surgery & I really don’t like my husband being in an altered state (when its not my idea of course).

My hands are sore from filing the conchos for my new fantabulous concho belt that I’m making myself.  Its so awesome, you just might die.  I am a lover from afar of concho belts & have finally come up with an idea that I have NEVER seen before on a belt (more on that later).  See? I’m doing it again, distracting myself from the worry.  I had to find something else to do to keep my mind off this.

So back to it, the mens pendants, the custom order piece that’s in the tumbler, the earrings from the Facebook contest & the bin of repairs I have to keep me busy!!

Wish me (us) luck!!

 

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I’m sure most of you know my fantastic husband is a former outrider with the World Professional Chuckwagon Association.  He did it for 17 years, approved it is how we met & was a most wonderful time in our lives. I could have a whole other blog just about how much I love my Wagon Family, help but I digress.

Jeff was involved in a huge wreck at the Ponoka Stampede nearly 2 years ago & broke his leg.  I’ll spare you the gory details & they were gory.  Ok, here’s a bit of the G-rated gore:

Nasty, isn’t it?

Well the outriding is now over & Jeff has decided that he wants the plate & 7 screws that was put in his leg to come out!  It bothers him & frankly, I’m sick of the complaining.  We’ve been trying to plan a trip to Disneyland & I am NOT taking 4 kids & a grouchy husband who is looking for a bench!

So Friday at Red Deer Regional Hospital, the plate & screws are set to come out.  This is the reason for the evening of blogging & lots of silversmithing work….I’m nervous.  I don’t like hospitals, I don’t like surgery & I really don’t like my husband being in an altered state (when its not my idea of course).

My hands are sore from filing the conchos for my new fantabulous concho belt that I’m making myself.  Its so awesome, you just might die.  I am a lover from afar of concho belts & have finally come up with an idea that I have NEVER seen before on a belt (more on that later).  See? I’m doing it again, distracting myself from the worry.  I had to find something else to do to keep my mind off this.

So back to it, the mens pendants, the custom order piece that’s in the tumbler, the earrings from the Facebook contest & the bin of repairs I have to keep me busy!!

Wish me (us) luck!!

 

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I know its been a while & I won’t even bore you with all the drama.

I do want to tell you about a great group that I have had the privilege to be involved with for a number of years.  The Women of the Wagons!!  We have been an informal group of “wagon wives” for a number of years, page but in recent years a lovely lady, approved Suzanne Linklater got us girls organized!

Suzanne organized the first Women of the Wagons Fashion Show.  Suzanne recently passed away & so the event this year was dedicated in her honor.   Every year that it has been held, the girls have organized a wonderful day that has raised a LOT of money for numerous charities. The past few years the event has been held in Ponoka, AB during the famous Ponoka Stampede.  It has sold out & has become a hot ticket among women looking for a fun time in Ponoka!  They have great pri

Since my husband has retired from outriding, I don’t get to be as involved as I’d like to be.  My Mum helps organize the fashion show portion of the day, so I guess she’s my stand-in.  What I am able to do is donate jewelry to their silent auction.

I know my wagon girls work hard to make this happen, just like they do working behind the scenes in their wagon camps.  Wagon women are incredible people, I’ve never met another group like them.  It doesn’t matter if you’re outfit is first or last, if the outrider is hired or fired; these girls stick together to support their families.
I know its been a while & I won’t even bore you with all the drama.

I do want to tell you about a great group that I have had the privilege to be involved with for a number of years.  The Women of the Wagons!!  We have been an informal group of “wagon wives” for a number of years, medications but in recent years a lovely lady, viagra Suzanne Linklater got us girls organized!

Suzanne organized the first Women of the Wagons Fashion Show.  Suzanne recently passed away & so the event this year was dedicated in her honor.   Every year that it has been held, the girls have organized a wonderful day that has raised a LOT of money for numerous charities. The past few years the event has been held in Ponoka, AB during the famous Ponoka Stampede.  It has sold out & has become a hot ticket among women looking for a fun time in Ponoka!  They have great prizes, games & an all around good time.

Since my husband has retired from outriding, I don’t get to be as involved as I’d like to be.  My Mum helps organize the fashion show portion of the day, so I guess she’s my stand-in.  What I am able to do is donate jewelry to their silent auction.

I know my wagon girls work hard to make this happen, just like they do working behind the scenes in their wagon camps.  Wagon women are incredible people, I’ve never met another group like them.  It doesn’t matter if you’re outfit is first or last, if the outrider is hired or fired; these girls stick together to support their families.

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I know its been a while & I won’t even bore you with all the drama.

I do want to tell you about a great group that I have had the privilege to be involved with for a number of years.  The Women of the Wagons!!  There has been an informal group of “wagon wives” for a number of years, more about but in recent years a lovely lady, Suzanne Linklater got us girls organized to create a charity event.

Suzanne organized the first Women of the Wagons Fashion Show, she recently passed away & so the event this year was dedicated in her honor.   Every year that it has been held, the girls have organized a wonderful day that has raised a LOT of money for numerous charities. This year was the Alberta Childrens Hospital. The past few years the event has been held in Ponoka, AB during the famous Ponoka Stampede.  It has sold out & has become a hot ticket among women looking for a fun time during Ponoka!  They have great prizes, games & an all around good time.

Since my husband has retired from outriding, I don’t get to be as involved as I’d like to be.  My Mum helps organize the fashion show portion of the day, so I guess she’s my stand-in.  What I am able to do is donate jewelry to their silent auction.

I know my wagon girls work hard to make this happen, just like they do working behind the scenes in their wagon camps.  Wagon women are incredible people, I’ve never met another group like them.  It doesn’t matter if you’re outfit is first or last, if the outrider is hired or fired; these girls stick together to support their families.  As if they didn’t have enough to take care of, they put that same incredible effort in the charity work they have taken on, I love ’em!

 

UPDATE:

July 12, 2011 This is an update from the organizer, Dina Sutherland:

Well Ladies, I finally have official numbers. Today, I was lucky enough to be one of the people to go the Alberta Children’s Hospital and deliver our $18 000 cheque to them plus 8 large orange garbage bags of teddy bears. We also donated $6000 to the WPCA Benevolent Fund. I thank each and every one of you for your help. This event could not occur without the help of all of you. We had Mark Sutherland, Rick Fraser, and Kelly Sutherland at the hospital signing posters and handing out teddy bears. The kids were so happy to see them. There were lots of giggles from kids who don’t have much to smile about. It really brought home our theme of “Life isn’t tied with a bow but it is still a gift.” These kids are always so positive, it really does make it all worth while. Again, thank you to each and every one of you who either donated time, money, a gift or came out and supported the event.

I know its been a while & I won’t even bore you with all the drama.

I do want to tell you about a great group that I have had the privilege to be involved with for a number of years.  The Women of the Wagons!!  There has been an informal group of “wagon wives” for a number of years, order but in recent years a lovely lady, approved Suzanne Linklater got us girls organized to create a charity event.

Suzanne organized the first Women of the Wagons Fashion Show, approved she recently passed away & so the event this year was dedicated in her honor.   Every year that it has been held, the girls have organized a wonderful day that has raised a LOT of money for numerous charities. This year was the Alberta Childrens Hospital. The past few years the event has been held in Ponoka, AB during the famous Ponoka Stampede.  It has sold out & has become a hot ticket among women looking for a fun time during Ponoka!  They have great prizes, games & an all around good time.

Since my husband has retired from outriding, I don’t get to be as involved as I’d like to be.  My Mum helps organize the fashion show portion of the day, so I guess she’s my stand-in.  What I am able to do is donate jewelry to their silent auction.

I know my wagon girls work hard to make this happen, just like they do working behind the scenes in their wagon camps.  Wagon women are incredible people, I’ve never met another group like them.  It doesn’t matter if you’re outfit is first or last, if the outrider is hired or fired; these girls stick together to support their families.  As if they didn’t have enough to take care of, they put that same incredible effort in the charity work they have taken on, I love ’em!D=159″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” allowtransparency=”true”></iframe>


I know its been a while & I won’t even bore you with all the drama.

I do want to tell you about a great group that I have had the privilege to be involved with for a number of years.  The Women of the Wagons!!  There has been an informal group of “wagon wives” for a number of years, there but in recent years a lovely lady, health Suzanne Linklater got us girls organized to create a charity event.

Suzanne organized the first Women of the Wagons Fashion Show, abortion she recently passed away & so the event this year was dedicated in her honor.   Every year that it has been held, the girls have organized a wonderful day that has raised a LOT of money for numerous charities. This year was the Alberta Childrens Hospital. The past few years the event has been held in Ponoka, AB during the famous Ponoka Stampede.  It has sold out & has become a hot ticket among women looking for a fun time during Ponoka!  They have great prizes, games & an all around good time.

Since my husband has retired from outriding, I don’t get to be as involved as I’d like to be.  My Mum helps organize the fashion show portion of the day, so I guess she’s my stand-in.  What I am able to do is donate jewelry to their silent auction.

I know my wagon girls work hard to make this happen, just like they do working behind the scenes in their wagon camps.  Wagon women are incredible people, I’ve never met another group like them.  It doesn’t matter if you’re outfit is first or last, if the outrider is hired or fired; these girls stick together to support their families.  As if they didn’t have enough to take care of, they put that same incredible effort in the charity work they have taken on, I love ’em!

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There is a little gem that shares the same name as my favorite mountain, more about The Bluerock Gallery in Black Diamond, AB. The gallery is a fantastic spot that represents more than 100 regional artists. They carry everything from paintings to sculpture and jewelry to books. The attention to detail is amazing.  The selection and diversity will have you coming back for more.

Owners, Karen Gimbel & Chris Weingarth have recently renovated the space on main street and they did a great job! When my husband was a child, the space was inhabited by Charlie Woo’s store. Apparently it was part shoe repair, part thrift store, but mostly fun; it was a favorite stop for some pre-Mother’s Day shopping for kids with their saved pennies. It has come a long way from those days!

Karen & her staff work hard to provide a little bit of everything to look at and the selection is always changing. If you’re ever in the neighbourhood, I encourage you to take the time to have a look! There are plenty of lovely little shops on the street like Stirr: Adventures in Food that you’ll love. Take a trip over to Turner Valley to the famous Chuckwagon for the best burger or breakfast in the country!

I’m proud to be represented by a great gallery & proud to be a member of this community. My husband’s family has been in the area for over 100 years and I’m just starting to find my way in it all.  When I’m driving west back home from Calgary and I come over the hill, my eyes are drawn to find my favorite mountain, Bluerock.  It is a comforting sight and so is the atmosphere at its namesake, the Bluerock Gallery.

You can visit the Bluerock Gallery online at www.bluerockgallery.com and at
110 Centre Avenue W.
Black Diamond, Alberta T0L 0H0
During the summer, they are open 7 days a week from 11am to 7pm.

Phone: (403) 933-5047
Fax: (403) 933-5050
Email: store@bluerockgallery.ca

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