This is what it's like to drive up to the cabin with Sadie Jane.
Loving whatever sunny spot she can squeeze her cute self into!
We hit the road about 10:30 am this morning, after a quick stop at the post office to drop off a smattering of book orders ….AND….all of the blocks for my Addicted to Scraps column and a block for a future 100 blocks by 100 designers issue….They are OUT THE DOOR! Whoowhooo!
I can’t tell you, that feels so good to have that one crossed off my white board.
It’s been a lovely but hot day --- too hot for a hike. When it gets like this it’s like “reverse winter”. So still and so humid you really don’t want to be out in it, but it sure is pretty from the inside looking out!
However, It doesn’t seem to bother Sadie at all…she claimed her favorite sunning spot within 5 minutes of arrival!
Oh yeah….stretch it out…it feels so good!
While Sadie was sunning herself I took care of dinner for the next few nights:
Chicken Vegetable soup in the crock pot!
Over the week of 4th of July, while family was up here, we made a quick meal with a couple of rotisserie chickens from the local grocery store deli. I didn’t have time to do it then, but those chicken carcasses make WONDERFUL chicken broth and soup, so I popped them into a gallon zip-lock bag and froze them, knowing I’d be able to do this with them later.
They are simmering today until all the meat falls off the bones, I will separate the meat from the bones and chill the broth to bring the fat to the top so I can skim it after it solidifies and then I’m turning it into Chicken Taco Soup for this week!
View from Above!
I wanted to be sure that everything would work with moving the sewing stuff to the main level so Tonya with her iffy knees and Siobhan with her MS don’t have to deal with repeated trips up and down my iffy spiral stairs in the cabin. We are going to keep it all on ONE LEVEL to make it easy for everyone…
Seating for 3!
I’m sewing on the 301 in the table at the rear, closest to the fire place. Tonya will have the Bernina in the sew-ezi table, and It’s going to be just great! And we have a gorgeous view out of the front windows overlooking the Blue Ridge Parkway in the distance ---
I’m already sewing ---secret mystery stuff! EXCITING!
Well, not so exciting when I found I had sewn several pieces upside down and had to un-stitch again…..but I’m excited about this one.
If you are on the fence about the mystery, DON’T BE. If you liked Easy Street and found it very manageable…then you won’t want to miss this one, because it is, in my opinion, much simpler and much more stress free than last year’s Celtic Solstice. I know you need a break. And I need a break! And I have designed a quilt that even a beginner can do and enjoy. So I hope you’ll be joining in!
Love from Buck Mountain ---