It’s a gorgeous but very crisp November Friday up on Buck Mountain!
It was 25 degrees when I took Sadie for her morning walk. Brrrrr!
We arrived late last night after making a pilgrimage to IKEA for things we need for the cabin, both for Thanksgiving coming up – and for the sewing area here and at home.
It was a frenzy of packing yesterday. The plan was to Go the 70+ miles to IKEA in Charlotte, which is the wrong direction from the cabin…..and then triangulate ourselves back and drive the 100 miles to the cabin with our haul. And haul we did!
IKEA is one of those things you just have to experience at least once in your life time. A lot of it I can leave behind, but some things are just way too good to pass up…
Like this kitchen island I’ve been longing for to use as a cutting table for years now….and every time I was about to purchase it, I’d second guess myself saying that what I had was already good enough.
I currently use a 6 foot plastic folding table at home, and a repurposed and up-on-bed-risers table at the cabin.
Check this out:
Perfect counter height – and storage to boot!
Thank heavens for the van!
Shamu with second row seats removed, and 3rd row stowed for extra hauling!
You know how it goes…if you’ve got the room to haul it, fill it full and get it done!
How much IKEA stuff can one Shamu hold? Dining room table and 6 chairs! Queen Size iron bed frame, headboard and footboard! One Billy Bookcase with two glass doors, and the two kitchen island cutting tables.
And if that isn’t fun enough? You get to assemble it all yourselves! HA! So that is what will be going on here this weekend.
As for the TURKEYS?
Photo through the window screen!
There were at least a dozen huge turkeys in the front yard at the cabin this morning! Of course I wanted a better view, so I headed upstairs to the main level and went out on the front porch:
I scared them off!
All flying away!
Just a bit of autumn color left up here….most trees are bare now….
I didn’t mean to scare them off -- just wanted a better photo! But I’m sure they will be back, they know where the deer corn is!
Now…back to plan A ---I am teaching in Wilkesboro tomorrow, the closest town to the cabin. Sounds perfect right? I’d head down the mountain tomorrow morning, teach in Wilkesboro, come back up for a birthday party a neighbor is having and then head home on Sunday – in the interim I’d SEW! ((What a novel idea!))
I packed up all the books and supplies I needed for the workshop. I was on a roll!
Guess what I remembered that I had forgotten when we had just about reached the cabin?
THE QUILT I AM TEACHING! And the quilt stand.
And the power cord to my laptop.
THIS TURKEY will be heading back down to home this evening, grab what she needs, stay the night at home, and drive back up to Wilkesboro in the morning to teach my class, bringing all that she had forgotten with her, still make it to the birthday party on Saturday night and still have Sunday night to spend at the cabin.
It’s a good thing that home is only 90 minutes away. I can’t believe I was SO brain dead.
But this morning and this afternoon there will be much IKEA Assembly going on at Quilt Villa.
And maybe more turkeys…hopefully of the BIRD kind, not the human forgetful kind!
Have a great Friday, everyone!