This sleeping in an extra hour this morning I could get used to.
This getting dark an hour early I already dislike!
I know I can’t have it both ways, but I took a late afternoon nap this afternoon and woke up to pitch black and thought it was 6am the next morning.
The quilt blocks are coming along as they should, though I would have more to show for my efforts if I didn’t stop and take a nap. But when tears have dried up and realization creeps in yet again, sometimes the mind just needs to “check out” for a while. Emotional upheaval is also body-tiring.
I’ll do some more sewing this evening.
So on to our winner of the Elm Creek Quilts Companion book by Jennifer Chiaverini!
And our winner is: RHONDA RUNGE!
Rhonda, this book will be winging its way to you as soon as you get back to me with your snail mail address. I hope you enjoy it and use it as you read the rest of the series.
I was recently introduced to the Elm Creek series. I have read the first three and am definitely hooked and eager to continue reading these heartfelt stories. Jennifer has a way of making these characters and quilts become a part of our lives. I want to read but I want to sew...which do I choose?! Thanks Bonnie for the opportunity to win this awesome book.
Thanks for participating everyone!
We took a bit of a break yesterday to go check out some pellet stoves. It’s still an option, although it may not happen here for a year or so.
On our way back, we made a pilgrimage to the waterfall that is about 3.5 miles from the cabin. The seasons sure have changed its appearance since I last visited it:
Hard to believe it is the same water fall that caused so much damage during our torrential rain this past July!
It’s still running –but not nearly as heavily. You can see by the color of the rock on the left that this is where they slightly diverted the pathway to be a bit safer for travel under the road where they have added additional culverts to carry the excessive water flow should it happen again with the next heavy rains.
The trees across the creek are almost bare now, just a bit of gold left!
I know the next time I make it up here the trees will be nothing but bare sticks in the ground – I’ll wait for spring and the budding of new leaves to bring the magic back to this place.
Dinner will be simple tonight –I’ve got the left overs of a teriyaki marinated pork roast to slice and reheat, some left over baked potatoes to sauté for cottage fries, some steamed snow peas and a salad to use up the rest of the fresh veggies in the fridge.
We are staying one more day and will head home tomorrow afternoon. Until then—you’ll find me sewing away on more Scrappy Mountain Majesties blocks. At break neck speed! I’ve never felt more urgent about a comfort quilt in my life.