While I thought we’d have a relaxing weekend at the cabin this weekend….
Things have been MORE than busy up here!
Just WHEN is a girl supposed to sew?
While I was in Arizona, the shed we had ordered was delivered ---here it is being backed into the driveway and up to where it is going to live –placed artistically at a pleasing angle in the yard at the end of the drive next to the propane tank.
The cabin doesn’t have a garage ---and just WHERE are we supposed to safely store two 4-wheelers and 2 kayaks and the other large amount of stuff that also needs to live up here?
Here it is maneuvered into place –and we didn’t have to cut down that tree!
It’s been leveled with cinder blocks…and today we ended up running into Boone for some things we needed….a shed on an incline needs a RAMP.
There is room for the two 4-wheelers in here with room to spare. You can barely see it, but the bottom of one of the kayaks is visible in the rafters at the top of the photo.
Being a person with need for space to store my sewing-machine herd – I can appreciate the need to have a shed up here for all of the guys' outdoor stuff.
And while Mr Fix It was in a fix it mood ---remember the 47 kitchen knobs I wanted replaced for Christmas? Well….I must admit he kept his cool really well when I mentioned that I had just bought 47 round back plates to put behind the knobs to hide where the brass ones left their mark.
Yes. This meant that all 47 knobs had to come off again. And be reinstalled again!
This is the problem. The base of the brass knob was wider, and left a tell-tale circle.
Oil rubbed bronze back plate covers the circle!
All 47 of them!!
I love the knobby pine of these cabinets. There is some scratching and wearing on some of the cabinet doors and drawers around the knobs from frequent use, so I picked up some scratch cover at Lowes today to also see if I could make that look a bit better.
I picked up sets of furniture sliders for going under the wheels of the treadle machines so I can slide them on carpet. Their little metal wheels are leaving marks on the cream berber so that should solve that problem.
And while we are at it…
I LOVE sewing with my 301 in the card table at the cabin, but I am a tall girl at 5’9”!
A simple fix of raising the legs by 2” made my sewing much more comfortable so I could sit up straight with no strain and no caving of my mid-section. It’s not gorgeous, but having a handy man around is a good thing!
You can see this table is about 2” taller than the one to the side of it, so my machine is the same height it would be if sitting on top of a regular table…the height I like it!
A bit of Netflix on the laptop, some Wonky Wishes star blocks and I’m a happy girl!
Crumb bins provide hours of entertainment and variety!
Six so far today – but more to come tonight!
Darkness has fallen and I’ve got dinner on the go. I froze the rest of the family-size package of pork chops from Christmas, so those will be thawed and grilled shortly.
And the yummy aroma of roasting root veggies fills the cabin:
Inside my dark oven!
I’ve got sweet potatoes, red skin potatoes, carrots and onions in this batch –seasoned with olive oil, garlic, dill, parsley, celery salt, rosemary and pepper. YUMMY! The basic recipe can be found under my recipes tab HERE.
It’s been a full day – I’m sure glad we've got tomorrow!
Love from Buck Mountain, NC