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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Cabin Stash Day!

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I don’t keep a lot of stash at the cabin.

For the most part, projects are kitted up at home – meaning all of the block parts are cut and baggied up and travel back and forth with me from place to place, be it an on-the-road trip where I am sewing during my off hours teaching, and for transport for cabin weekends.

My stash fit into a couple of bins, and some of it, like the de-boned shirt parts STAYED in a bin, so into the closet they went along with a bin of crumbs and smaller pieces destined to be used up in very scrappy quilts.

The stash cabinet was never very organized, just a set of shelves to place my piles – glass doors have the job of just keeping everything contained and from falling on the floor!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Let’s have a March Quilty Box Gift-Away!

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March is quickly ebbing by!

I love March – I love that the more days in March rounds out the days we were short-sheeted in February.

March may roar in like a lion, and go out like a lamb, but I wish it would stay around a little longer.  March is full of promises – of spring, or new beginnings, of plans for the summer yet to come, and even new quilting projects just around the bend.

I came up to the new cabin on Thursday, and was met by The Hubster yesterday evening back in Wilkesboro for playing yet another round of “load up the trailer!”  It’s not as fun as it first was!  However, the cabin is now empty of everything that goes IN the new cabin.  We picked up my stash cabinet, and I can start unloading the stash from the transporting bins and really set up quilt-keeping here in Virginia.

Another thing he surprised me with is the March Quilty Box which had arrived while I was gone.

It’s an ALISON GLASS box!  Oh, yippeeeee!  More colors of spring and summer-to-be!

Friday, March 24, 2017

A Friend Day Out!

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My friend Mary and I had been trying to get together for months now.  She lives 30 minutes away, but we can’t ever seem to make it work.  It’s crazy how life is sometimes.

When she is around and has the time, I’m on the road.  When I’m in town – she is on a cruise with her kids, or deep into wedding planning.

Life has finally gotten to a place where we are in the same place at the same time and bonus!  We could head out for some antiquing and lunch out on the town and talk a blue streak while we catch up on what has been going on in each other’s lives.

And while we chatted we wandered!

I’ve always loved Mary’s decorating sense.  She just “knows what goes!” and it was fun to be on the look out for a certain piece that may work next to the fireplace in the new cabin to hold all of the TV related electronics – DVR, Satellite box, Xbox, whatever other paraphernalia with cords and countless remotes there are.  They need a place to be if the TV is going to be mounted on the wall.

And I think we found one!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Quilt-Cam 3/22/2017

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Last night was a Quilt-Cam night via Facebook Live!

This morning is a re-cap to get it posted up here to the blog, and listed in the archives so you can enjoy it any time you want.

I adore seeing what you are up to while we sew together.  We had hand quilters, machine piecers, appliquers and groups on retreat all joining in for some evening fun.

And no one seemed to mind my “Allergy Voice”  Thanks to everything that is blooming here in North Carolina.  Oh, how I adore the pink trees – but they don’t adore me!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

All of the Quilty Comfort!

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I find that my first moment of happiness and contentment in the morning is found at the sight of a well made quilt-covered bed.

And the one thing that makes a new house feel like a home is choosing which quilt is going on each bed.  This one?  Or maybe THAT one?

One of the things I love about log cabin walls is that I can change the feel of a room just by changing the color theme of the quilt on top of the bed.

This is the smaller 3rd bedroom.  It’s perfect for a sleep-over when guests come.  It fits the queen size metal famed bed, with room for a couple of night stands (Yet to be found, but maybe today!) and has an ample enough closet that the dresser fits inside.

On the bed: Florabunda and a miniature block log cabin.

Once the bed was together, and clean sheets and quilts were added, this room was DONE!  There may be some quilts hung on the walls in the near future, I just haven’t decided which yet.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Save the Trees!

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We first crossed the border from North Carolina into Virginia in search of a new cabin location on December 11th.

It was cold and windy, and we didn’t take much time to wander the property because we were just beginning our search.

Now that the papers are signed and it’s a done-deal, it’s time to get acquainted with this land.

I spotted this tree at the far side of the yard – some how I had missed it before, but it made me laugh.

“Hello, tree.  I guess we are now neighbors. We are going to be good friends, and I plan on talking to you a lot. I am sure you will be a good listener.”

This tree is going to need a name.  It will come to me.

However, there won’t be naming of ALL the trees on this property – because it goes like this:

Monday, March 20, 2017

Happy Spring, 2017!

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I took many photos during the course of our moving weekend.

And now it’s several days later and I don’t know where to start to post them!

That’s the problem of not blogging daily --- there is too much content to then post all in one update.

At any rate – good morning!  And happy 1st day of spring from Mouth of Wilson, Virginia!

I’m attempting to post this using the hotspot on my phone which has a measly 1 bar of cell service and it comes in and goes out, so this post, with just a few photos is a test to see what we can get by with.

This first photo is of me, following The Hubster to our closing in West Jefferson, NC. His pickup truck is loaded, the trailer is loaded, and my van is packed to the gills with all the necessary first trip items.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Celebrate Quilting Weekend!

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It’s that time!

Time to what?

Time to celebrate our love of quilting for International Quilting Day, and whoop it up in a big big way with TheQuiltShow.com!

I am happy to be joining hands with Ricky & Alex, Jinny, Gyleen and Eleanor to bring you a plethora of prizes and a weekend of fun.

On TheQuiltshow.com website you’ll be finding over 220 episodes with your favorite instructors and designers that you can watch for FREE – ALL WEEKEND LONG! 

Learn those techniques you’ve been wanting to try.

Get a sneek peek into the lives of your favorite folks.

And let’s not forget the prizes – Oh yes!  THE PRIZES!

Check it out:

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Show & Share, Grand Haven Style!

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Meet my youngest presentation attendee!!

Heather braved the weather (okay, I just had to say it that way so that it would rhyme!) to attend my presentation in Grand Haven on Monday evening, with little 2 month old Zelda in tow.

They sat in the front row!  Right in front of the book signing table.  So during a lull in the flurry of activity, I begged for a snuggle.  I couldn’t help myself!

Baby snuggles are the best, especially when they grunt into your neck, all squishy and warm.  And PINK baby snuggles?  Oh, the icing on the cake!

Zelda is well on her way to becoming a quilter – we are planting the seeds early!