It is so cold and so gusty windy you would think my rocking chairs would rock right off the porch ---
It looks like a family of ghosts has taken over on the front porch.
The wind chimes have chimed in all afternoon as well --- isn’t March supposed to come IN like a Lion and go out like a Lamb?
This one is going out like the Big Bad Wolf who is huffing and puffing and blowing my mountain cabin right down!
And here I sat, treadling the columns of the scrappy orphan block backing I’ve been working on in the evenings this week together ---
The view outside through the screen where I sit ---
Sadie under the folding table next to me ---
I brought in the folding table from the van just to give myself a bit of space to support the weight of the quilt backing as I stitched away –this girl never left my side.
It was a cozy little productive corner with the gas fireplace keeping me warm and toasty!
More Doc Martin on the laptop also keeping me company ---gosh I love that show! I think I must be partly related to Dr Martin Ellingham ---I so love how no-nonsense and direct he is, no time for shenanigans!
Row by row does the backing grow!
All of the rows together!
When we get home I need to measure…there may need to be one more row to the far left ---seams kind of shrink things up and this was just a guestimate ---but we are MOSTLY there I think!
We've enjoyed our lazy day up here ---even though I’ve been treadling upstairs and doing my own thing, and The Hubster has been down in the basement watching basketball and tennis.
Potatoes are baking in the oven. Chops will be going on the grill soon, salads have yet to be made – and after dinner we will clean up, pack up, and head back on down the mountain toward home.
Yes, finding this wonderful cabin just a 90 minute drive from home was the BEST THING we have ever done. Ready to run to at a moment’s notice, and we can use it often ----
OH, and a heads up! I’ve got something special planned for APRIL FOOLS DAY – so be sure to stick that on your calendar and come back and see me on April 1st. You won’t want to miss it!
Love from Buck Mountain ---