Sunset on Buck Mountain last night, though not as pretty as some due to cloud cover and residual rain, was still spectacular in its own right, just for the peaceful feeling it brings up here on the mountain.
For those asking, we are quite a ways away from the reach of the hurricane –from HOME it’s a 4.5 hour drive to the coast, and the outer banks are even farther.
I’m now an extra hour and a half west from coastal nastiness, so about 6 hours from the coast, and though we've had wind and rain, and dropping temperatures, this morning the sun is shining beautifully and it looks to be a wonderful day up on the mountain!
We got out this morning for a walk with Sadie, surprised that we needed jackets, or at least the cover of a denim shirt on top of t-shirt to not freeze. FREEZE in July? It was about 63 degrees at 7am this morning. It feels wonderful!
Oh beautiful, for spacious skies!
For purple mountains majesty ((Or in this case blue!))
No amber waves of grain, but Sadie has spotted a couple of deer in the woods this morning!
It’s coming along!
In some aspects I’m doing this by the seat of my pants, because I’ve altered a bit what I had graphed out, and I am too lazy to regraph the entire thing – I’d rather be sewing! The row of blue is additional to my original plan which is shifting everything a bit….And I don’t know what’s going to happen beyond the blue….I guess I may NEED to redraft at some point! But it does pull the blue from the center out to the edge of my design:
Only 5 more satellites to go? Gah!
With family here this week, hand work may be the only thing I accomplish!
The plan for today is to get the binding machine sewn on to the cheddar sampler ((Yes, I remembered to pack a walking foot!)) so it is ready for this evening’s hand stitching.
I’d like to work some more on the string spider web. I’d like to lose myself in some silly chick flick movies on Netflix while sewing. I’d like to not have to watch the clock, and only decide what to eat when I realize that I haven’t had lunch yet and I’m suddenly ravenously hungry because I’ve been so busy sewing.
I’d like this day to slow down and take its time passing because days like this don’t come around all that often ---
Don’t forget about Yard Sale Saturday tomorrow over at Suzanne’s Blog http://coloradolady.blogspot.com
OH! And MONDAY!! I’ll be on Pat Sloan’s American Patchwork & Quilting radio show! It starts at 4pm on Monday, July 7th. You can listen live HERE! If you miss it live, it will be in the archives on Pat Sloan’s site HERE.
I will send another reminder Monday morning, but go ahead and make yourself a note and post it somewhere where you won’t forget NOW!
Have a great 4th, Everyone!