It's just barely started, but it is supposed to continue.
I’m headed here today!
There is a lot of hustle and bustle happening up at our little place.
On Sunday, The Hubster’s brother Bruce arrived in Charlotte, coming to spend a couple of days up at the cabin doing 4-wheeler guy stuff.
I knew that I had a lot of catching up here at home to do before I could come up, but I’ll be ready by noon today –and I’ll stay through the weekend.
Relaxing? THINK AGAIN!
Wednesday morning, Bruce gets dropped back to the airport in Charlotte, and DH heads from there to Hickory where he has meetings for the day, returning to Quilt Villa in the evening. I'll stay and sew with Sadie at my side.
THURSDAY morning, weather permitting…I have plans to head down to Gastonia to meet up with some friends for a Mary-Jo’s fix! And I'll head right back up to the cabin when we are done.
Jason and a couple of his buds are coming up on Thursday Eve to stay at the cabin ---they are going snowboarding up at Sugar Mountain…there will be mouths to feed! I will happily be playing the role of chief cook and bottle washer.
The gas company is coming on Friday to hook up the gas fireplaces ---
When I get to the cabin this afternoon, a birthday gift is waiting for me…..
What does a quilter who sews in a dark basement need more than anything?
The electrical guys came yesterday to install the fluorescent lights in the drop ceiling of the basement family room and my sewing nook.
Take a look!
I had been sewing with those light poles you see still up against the design wall. And when that wasn’t enough light, I used a garage type halogen light to really light the place up..but this is SO MUCH BETTER!
The door you see open goes to the storage room, the furnace, hot water heater and other “man tool” stuff is in there. There was not a switch to the light in that room either, you had to work the lights by a switch on a surge strip….now THAT is fixed.
Directly opposite the sewing nook
Can you tell where the previous owners hung their photos? LOL! It’s just a knotty pine paneling and we’d like to change that out for the same split log interior siding that is upstairs at some point…but for now, this works. Maybe I’ll hang a quilt there? But see the two lights? There was a dropped light fixture at the one closest to the door…and it’s not that high of a ceiling anyway, so that thing was hanging down RIGHT THERE all the time…this is better.
Men At Work!
More lights are going in here…we will leave the fan, but remove the light fixture…this is my favorite place to curl up with hand stitching.
I started unpacking my suitcase last night…and since so many have asked….”SHOW us what you got at A & E!!” I’m almost embarrassed to say it isn't much!
I am always looking for fun ones to use as backgrounds, and these I couldn't resist. I had to keep the purchases small though, my suitcase was already full, and quilt luggage was at weight limits. I showed MUCH restraint, don’t you think?
Speaking of neutrals – I wrote more about what I like to use and how I discern what is what HERE. Take a read! I hope it helps you look at your fabric stash a bit differently.
And with that…I’m off to unpack, so I can repack, I'm cabin bound!