Things quickly turned rainy and dreary up on the mountain this morning ---
It was fairly warm (And very humid) when Sadie and I went for our hike, but within the next hour or so things had clouded over and gentle rain began to fall.
Not a furious and fierce storm ---there was no thunder or lightning. Just close hanging clouds and drenching showers that made treadling outside on the porch impossible.
SO glad I did that yesterday ---
Today I was forced to move myself about 8 feet back from the porch rail where I love to sit, and treadled with the windows open listening to the peaceful music of the rain as it watered the earth down below.
Cozy and warm inside!!
Pieces coming together!
I left the blocks for this quilt top laid out on the floor the last time I left. I was not going to move them. So when I arrived yesterday, there they were, patiently waiting to be assembled.
How hard can it be to put them together?
Harder then you think when Sadie is holding them down to the floor!
Oh look, she moved to the couch!
This is my Carolina Chain top, all put together except for borders. I’m not sure what I want to do, so that is going to wait for another time.
One thing I’m glad I have stashed up under the Tips & Techniques tab: Cutting chart for setting triangles! How easy it was to go to the ON POINT SETTINGS article to be told just what size the side triangles and corner triangles needed to be cut. Have you checked it out? Most popular block sizes are listed, plus the formula for figuring out any size that you want. A great reference tool!
More Blue Ridge Mountain Rain!
This evening we ran to town ---New doors for the cabin are very much needed. The doors we have here are warped and gaping in corners and cold weather is coming. For Christmas this year ((And hopefully by Thanksgiving)) the awful metal doors at the cabin will be replaced with insulated fiberglass ones which will be more energy efficient, not to mention better looking. The current doors are metal, and over the years have become dented and dinged, not to mention having been painted over numerous times.
We are working with Lowes, and they will come out and take measurements and we will get all arranged. there are 3 sets of doors to replace…the kitchen door, the main upper level double doors and the basement double doors which are directly one floor below the main floor doors. They mirror each other so both floors need the same doors.
It’s always something, isn’t it?
This is the extent of my fall decorating. HA! I bought these twiggy lighted pumpkins last Thanksgiving on clearance at Sam’s Club and I really like them. All I need to do is burn a spice scented candle and I’m already in the mood.
I’m hitting send and settling in for some hand stitching tonight! Have a great Friday evening, everyone!