This is Beanie! ((Next to Sadie))
We had our Easter dinner last night instead of today, and invited new mountain friends Mona and Rick to join us – and included their dog Beanie in the invite to come meet Sadie and hopefully be friends.
They were SO CUTE to watch together. You would have thought that Sadie thought we brought Beanie just for HER. They ran, they played, they chased, they tussled, the cabin and grounds were surrounded with all manner of Doggie-Joy. It was so fun to watch!
After dinner Mona and I left the guys to talk about ATV stuff, and we strapped on the leashes and away we went out the door with “the girls”.
Two new friends!
The weather was terrible both Friday and Saturday –cold, windy, and rainy. But by evening the clouds were blown away by the spring breezes and we were treated to the most glorious sight as we chatted and rocked in the rocking chairs on the deck:
Sunsets in the Blue Ridge are magnificent.
The rosy glow over the mountains brings the promise of a beautiful day tomorrow!
And indeed it was!
A long awaited project happened this morning, because we were rained out yesterday and it will be weeks before we are able to come back up. This concrete retaining wall has been an “in your face” eye-sore since we first saw the place. We wanted it to blend in with the nature more, so dirt brown is our color of choice:
Front side of the retaining wall, just drying
We had enough paint to do the foundation wall on the opposite side of the lower patio too!
Notice I said “WE”. The ME part was supervising from inside the sewing nook through the window while stitching together THIS:
Webbing the top of the baby quilt together!
Next on the list: BORDERS!
I hope your Easter was a peaceful and memorable one. This was the first time we’ve had Easter without the boys, and as a mom I must say that it felt a bit devoid of family. But I am so happy to have had new friends over the night before, and to have a couple days off at the cabin to catch my breath before this week starts with a bang.
Books arrived the day after I left for Tennessee, which means ALL the orders go out this week before I leave for the Virginia Consortium of Quilters CELEBRATION at Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia on Thursday.
I hope I’ll be seeing you there!