>>>>

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Home Unwinding!

A long nap after arriving home after 2 days of property searching means it’s 8:30pm and I’m raring to stitch!

I’ve pulled the Sisters Choice parts back over to the treadle so I can sew while watching some Netflix as my feet move the pedal ----what a great way to end the weekend!

Yes.  This block actually DOES have Y2K Millenium fabric on it….why? Because I can!

Tomorrow is going to be a crazy day and I’m gearing up for it -----I will get the book orders out that came in over the weekend while we are gone, and repack the trunk show getting it ready for my flight to Portland Oregon on Tuesday for the Quiltmaker’s Block Party that starts Wednesday!!  Pacific North West, here I come!

Repacking the trunk show means that the class samples I used on my last trip to Texas and Indiana will be swapped out for the ones that I am teaching in Portland, and I will shift the mix for my lecture on Wednesday night to kick off the Block Party.  I am happy that I can get my key-note presentation out of the way on Wednesday --- and then enjoy my evenings with everyone else while I am there.  If you are coming to Block Party in Portland….I look forward to seeing you, please stop in and say hi!

NC_Mts 040

But for tonight – this is where you’ll find me…..treadling away and watching some episodes of Doc Martin on netflix ----

And dreaming of this:

NC_Mts 006


I snapped this photo while driving down the blue ridge this morning….isn’t this breathtaking?

Someday…..I’m going to have a place here.

Someday.

22 comments:

heather said...

Holy cow I have that fabric too. Is that how old it is?

GeeMa said...

Love the Blue Ridge. That's God's country.

Prima Donna said...

I think I bought this fabric to make a quilt for my grandson when he was about 6 or 7. He's 24 and has a child of his own now.

~~Sew Happy Designs~~ said...

Wow, now that is a VIEW!
Cindy in NY

Kathi Kraftyzales said...

Awww. I finished Doc Martin. Loved it.

janice said...

Loved Doc Martin. Have you watched Rosemary and Thyme or Hettie Wainright? Both are fun series. Love the new quiltcam. Happy sewing!

Melissa said...

Scenes of mountains makes my heart sing. I'd love to see that every day.

ellen said...

easy to see why it's called the BLUE ridge. wow! great photo!

ellen said...

easy to see why it's called the BLUE ridge. wow! great photo!

pcflamingo said...

Meanwhile, I am finishing my last block for the Block Party block exchange in Portland, OR in a few days....it's not the last minute, yet! I vowed not to buy any new fabric but to make the 9 identical blocks from my stash of fabrics (Lord knows I have plenty), and I did it.

Looking forward to more tales of your search for the Just Right Cabin.....love those views!

Beth said...

I love the Blue Ridge Mountains! Have safe travels Bonnie!

Beth G said...

Someday........maybe we will be blue ridge neighbors. I could look at this view all day.

Pat O said...

I don't see any fabric that SAYS Y2K .. so I'd say you're safe! LOL Love following your adventures in the search for THE cabin. Be happy its not in NY state .. my niece just posted the weather map for tomorrow/Tuesday. They may get 12 more inches of that white stuff! Happy and safe travels, Bonnie!

Pat
Winston Salem

Mary said...

Love the pics of your cabin hunt! Hope your find your dream come true!
Wished I would have seen your neutral lesson before I'd started on my Sister's Choice. I've love the scrappy look, and the playfulness. I opted for white on white, white on beige fabric because I just didn't get it before your lesson. Now I have a lot more neutrals than I thought I did!

Marla said...

Just heard there is a big fire in Pigeon Forge right now. Over 20 cabins on fire. So sad!

Farm Quilter said...

Soon you will have your little slice of heaven on earth!!! It's lovely. I haven't seen much of the Blue Ridge Mountains doing a quick drive through the Carolinas a few years ago. I do remember driving up from Florida to Ohio...Georgia was flat and green, hills and mountains getting more and more spectacular until West Virginia wowed me with beautiful green mountains!! I'm more used to the western mountains...Rockies, Sierra Nevadas, Cascades, Blues, Olympics, Rubies...love mountains!!

Centergranny said...

What a beautiful view, like Ellen, now I see why they are the Blue Ridge. Someday maybe I will get to see them....not ;-(
Enjoy your trip.

Maureen said...

How wonderful that you are enjoying the selection of your Blue Ridge home-away-from-home. Sometimes the anticipation is an inportant part of the enjoyment. I am one of the lucky ones who will get to see you and take a class in Portland this week. Looking forward to it!

Lucy said...

Oh my goodness this view is breathtaking! and your sewing too.

Anna-Marie Field said...

Hi I really love that photo!!! It looks mystical. Love your sewing.
Love
AMarie

cityquilter grace said...

a picture postcard of a place indeed...

Sonia F said...

Your cabin hunting brings back memories of our houses in Maggie Valley. The chalet brought tears to my eyes as I recalled my first chalet. I loved living there for 6 months out of the year. Great views, birds and friends will linger in my mind. Thanks for sharing your photos. Good luck in your search for that perfect house. Sonia