This is my little niece Emery Elizabeth– on the baby quilt I made for her!
This is one thing I love about the wonder of the internet. I already feel like I know this sweet little thing because my sister Joy is keeping everyone up to date on the sweetness that is Emery via facebook. I feel like I’m right there every day.
And it does tickle my heart to see that quilts are being used as they were meant to.
I want my baby quilts to be spit-up on, pooped on, crawled on and slept on and under. I want to see them turned into blanket forts or an island oasis. I want it to be there through the whole childhood of a sweet little girl called Emery Elizabeth!
Hello Sweet Thing!
The free pattern for Emery's Stars is found under the Free Patterns tab at the top of the blog.
My friend Karen attended the Blue Ridge Quilt Festival this week and sent some photos of a huge accomplishment for someone named Carolyn!
Someone crazy enough to piece Pineapple Crazy from String Fling!
I love that the info tag is hand written!
First prize! Well deserved, and well earned!
Driving the blue ridge!
The valley below is at 2400 ft, but where we were standing, it was 4356 – and there was more elevation to go:
They don’t call this the “Southern Highlands” without good reason!
Blue Ridge Parkway – back side of Grandfather Mountain in the distance.
View through the windshield.
Grandfather Mountain is a privately owned property – and I am sad to say that the prices for getting INTO the park are now outrageously expensive. It would have cost our minivan full of 7 passengers $140.00 to gain entrance. Two years ago, it was $18.00 per vehicle ---now it is $20.00 per person. We passed on it. There are enough places on the Blue Ridge Parkway that are free for the looking and free for the hiking.
Can you see the face of the Grandfather resting?
Think of it as Abraham Lincoln taking a nap. See the forehead, the nose, the lips, the chin?
I wrote posts from Grandfather mountain with photos from our 2012 visit HERE. There are a couple more photos HERE as well.
This morning I headed out for my morning hike and this was the view with the humidity hanging fairly thick:
Still so pretty, I never get tired of this!
I had walked my usual loop and was just on my way back to the cabin when I got a text from Mona with a photo of her and Beanie on their walk! They were not far from me, so I changed direction, altered my plan, and walked more steps with my friend!
Beanie & Mona!! Awesome!
Walking is always so much easier with a friend. If you are trying or wanting to get into a walking regime, the buddy system is invaluable to keep you motivated on mornings where you could just as well roll over and go back to sleep. Because I ran into Mona and Beanie and walked a while with them, I added an additional 4000 steps to my usual morning jaunt, bringing my total for this hike to over 12,000!
There will be a nap.
There will be loads of sewing.
The Hubster leaves today for business in Poland and Germany. I’m staying at the cabin to work on magazine deadlines and other projects until Monday morning….
Ahhhhh! Solo Cabin Time! I love it!