This is the view from the side of my porch through the trees.
I love seeing this ridge off to the west of me. In the summer? You wouldn’t even know that we are on a ridge with mountains all around – this will be completely obscured by the lush green of hardwoods in the summer.
Every season is so different up here – I love them all.
Well, okay – except for the past week of Ice and snow and continual temps below freezing that caused my fall, the pump house to freeze and pipes to break and all of that intermittent madness.
Now, I’ve heard that bad things come in threes –so guess what happened last night?
Have you ever watched an oven element catch fire, burning like a fuse, and then explode??!
Yep. My oven is now no-longer.
We cut the power to the stove quickly while it was on fire –good thing my potatoes were already DONE for dinner.
And all I could do is laugh and laugh. I think that is number 3 for this week. And the upside is – I now have a choice to make. New range? Or just a new element to keep the old range going? This one is electric, solid top. I’d really like a gas range.
So more decisions to be made. Whatever we choose, it will be a while because I leave Friday, and I won’t be back up here for a few weeks.
So much for the cookies I had planned on baking!
Barely any snow left!
Sadie and I out on our morning walk.
We will do a longer walk as it warms up a bit later – that is if the rain doesn’t start pelting down. While 39 degrees is much better than 21 degrees – it’s still not “comfort hike” weather by any means. And it is very wet and muddy out there.
Ice on the pond!
It will take a while for the ice to recede ---by the time I get back up here it will be nearly mid-March and perhaps, just perhaps, Spring will be well on its way!
Sadie and I are solo at the cabin until tomorrow afternoon when we will head back down the mountain. I’m cranking on some future book projects, and I love the quiet peacefulness of my surroundings up here. Perfect for settling in with continuous stitching.
I’ll continue to work on the Pinwheel Fancy blocks ---I think I’ve worked out what I want to do with them. It may be a while before you see the finished result, but you are going to like it. And even better than that – *I* am going to like it. My goal in life is to only make quilts that I would want to make. My own color choices, my own design choices. My own fabric choices. At the end of the day, I want to make what I want to make, not chase an industry that is ever changing as to what is “popular” or “new.”
But because girls MUST have variety –and I have wanted to play with this block ever since I brought my Antique H quilt home:
I cut a few pieces as Leaders & Enders!
I have assembled these while working on my Pinwheel Fancy blocks!
Simply because – a Quilter can NEVER have too much piecing variety going on at once!
On the agenda this morning ---finishing a binding while watching last night’s Downton Abbey that was recorded to the DVR because the Hubster was in the middle of watching something else when it was airing. This is even better – I can indulge myself solo. Me, Sadie, a binding, needle and thread—and Downton!
Have a fabulous Monday, everyone!