This was the view this morning as I bundled up to take Sadie out for her much needed morning walk--
I couldn't get her to go out last night before bed – she was having NONE of it! So out into the 13 degree morning light we went, my feet crunching on the newly fallen snow, and Sadie’s nose down into the white stuff, sniffing for the right place to get it done…
That was the shortest morning walk ever, and she knew as soon as she had taken care of business to high-tail it back to the cabin door to get in out of the cold!
Cabin in morning light, sun just coming up on the left ---
It might not look steep –but there is ice under the snow which was what caused us much grief last night trying to get up the mountain to the cabin. I’ve heard it all evening last night from people in Northern areas where road equipment is readily available and weather like this is often “Nothing” to them. Chains, really? YES, REALLY!
Here --- there is not equipment to handle the way out country roads, and if you don’t have 4-wheel drive, it’s tough to get up the roads when they turn icy.
People laughed at our need for chains….but without chains we would not have been able to make it up the mountain – there were several vehicles already off to the sides, in ditches – because they tried without chains, even 4-wheel drive trucks didn’t make it!
Love the morning light!
This is the fire place insert ready to be hooked up tomorrow! I can't wait to feel the warm glow, and curl up to read a book in the much unused living room.
Lights in the sewing nook area are AWESOME!
Bonus triangles in baggies!
I cleared out the under the cupboard for stashed back bonus triangles and I couldn't believe what I found! These are left from several quilts, all in the same size – the bonus of doing a sew & flip corner with a 2.5” square.
I want to do something with these – I’m not sure what yet – but I have learned something. Press and de-dog-ear AS YOU MAKE THEM!
DO NOT just store them in baggies for later – because this is what happens…years down the road I’m still looking at these and all the work it will take to get them pressed, squared and de dog eared and I’m daunted at the task ahead of me.
At least the ones in the purple bag in the front are ones where I used the triangle-buddy method found in my Bonus Triangle Tutorial to have them come out the right size:
2” with dog ears removed!
I will never ever just toss these in a bag again. I want them useable. They need to be stored in the right size, pressed and de-dog-eared and ready to be sewn into something.
It's worth it to just do it right as you make them --so the job is not saved for later. ((Which we know never comes!))
I plan to spend the day sewing away!
However you spend your Wednesday, I hope it’s a good one!