#1 The Sears Guy to come and fix the clothes dryer! It went out 2 days before closing, poor sellers….if it had waited the home warranty would have taken care of it, but nope! A part has been ordered and I need to be there for the repair guy to do his thing.
#2 House land line and internet! Because the cabin is up a mountain and cell phone service is…hahahahaha!! FORGET IT!! We are having a basic land line installed, especially for emergencies. A hard wired, non-digital one, so when the power goes out the phone still works. Sounds like a good idea, yes?
And there will be BASIC BASIC internet. Not high speed….kind of half way between dial up and satellite. But that’s okay with me, I’m going there to RELAX, right? I just need enough connectivity to be able to keep the email load at bay so when I come home I don’t have 200 things in the inbox to answer all at one time. And hopefully enough power that I can update the blog with a few photos now and then….I HOPE we will have it installed this week, but if not…then The Hubster will have to go back up when the phone guy is ready to install.
I’m headed to Pennsylvania next THURSDAY ---and the rest of my July/August will be a very fun and very busy blur with two separate trips to Alaska with Collaboration Celebration in Winston Salem thrown into the middle between those two trips and there really won’t be much cabin time for me.
Since Quilt Cam didn’t happen on Wednesday night…I took some time to edit some photos and post a little show and share from our readers!
Sally Pope’s Texas Tumbleweeds!
Hi BonnieLovely Sally! I really like the colors you chose and I am sure that your neighbor’s daughter simply loves it!
I wanted to make a quilt for my neighbor's daughter who just graduated college and who has always done so much for me. I used her high school and college colors but I wanted a pattern which was interesting and somewhat
modern. I was looking in the nov/dec 2012 Quiltmaker magazine and saw the Texas Tumbleweeds pattern. It was perfect. Mine finished at 98"x106" and I just loved it.
It was quilted by Heather Tighe in Hampstead, North
Carolina. Thank you for being so generous with your great patterns.
If you don’t have the Nov/Dec 2012 issue, be watching ---Texas Tumbleweeds will be included in my next book due out early 2014!
Next up is Audrey! She’s been busy completing her Easy Street!
And this is what Audrey had to say:
Hi Bonnie,Easy Street has been retired from the website and will be making an appearance in the next book also!
This is my version of your Easy Street Mystery quilt from last winter. I had never done an on line mystery before and it was a blast. I only had to buy the medium brown fabric because I wanted it to be consistent. Everything else came from my stash! Even the borders!
Enjoy your new cabin - it looks like a wonderful place. And Happy 4th of July!
I not only love your quilt, Audrey, but the bed is really nice too! I am constantly amazed at how a quilt looks simply by changing the colors!
Anne Edmondson’s Boxy Stars!
Anne sent in a picture of her Boxy Stars quilt! I love the light sashings on this and how it is almost invisible ---
Bonnie,Thanks for sharing, Anne!
I totally enjoy following you on Facebook. I found your Boxy Stars pattern and fell in love with it. I have always been afraid of triangles and the way you make them on this pattern made them so easy.
Mine totally came out amazingly perfect. I used my drawer of scraps to make this one and I ended up giving it a friend of mine that was retiring at the end of our school year. She loved it too. Thanks again for this pattern.
Boxy Stars is found under the free patterns tab at the top of the blog. Have you clicked through there lately? There are lots of goodies to find!
I want to also share with you a story from Susan!
Let me introduce myself….I am Susan Fullerton Burger and I live in Butler Pennsylvania. I am married with five grown children and ten grandchildren. I have been sewing since I was big enough to lift the box cover from my mom's treadle. I have been following you on Facebook and your blog and although I haven't contributed to the blog yet, I enjoy it and feel like I know you.Life IS good!
I would like you to meet LaRue (AM480295 1956). She is the sister of your new acquisition from Monroe. Her tag has 99- on it but her instruction manual says 99-31. Here is her story….
Several years ago I was visiting my Aunt Betty In Reynoldsville, PA. Her friend LaRue was also there and the conversation turned to sewing and quilting (as it usually does when I am involved). Anyway, LaRue asked me if I would go with her to her house across the street because she had something she wanted to show me. When we got there she pulled this little baby out of her closet where it had spent its whole life.
The case was covered with a pillowslip and was in such beautiful condition that I asks her if she had used it much. To my surprise she told me that her husband had bought it for her back in the 50's and she had NEVER used it. She wanted me to have it because she knew I would appreciate it and enjoy it. The only time it had been run at all was when her nephew made a pillow for his boat…"just to make sure it worked".
The case is pristine and the instruction manual is still in its little Singer bag. The attachments have never been out of their box and still have the packing tissue tucking them in tight. There is no lint or dust and the oil isn't even dirty. I don't believe it has ever been oiled since the factory did it back in 1956. I have a feeling the pillow her nephew made was green since it still has a wooden spool of green thread as you can see. I have never used it because I hate to turn it into a "used" machine. What would you do?
Since the day she was given to me both LaRue and my Aunt Betty (Mom's younger sister) have passed away. I will cherish the memory of that day with those sweet ladies.
Oh, and I would like to add one more thing. Mom still has the treadle which had belonged to my dad's mom. Last week I asked Mom if I could have it now that she doesn't sew anymore (Mom is 91). She told me to come and get it. I already have the spot where I will put it picked out. I gave my daughter my 1964 Golden Touch & Sew and the treadle can move right into that space.
Life is good……
Have a great Friday, Everyone!