I got my wish this morning for a Snowed-In Birthday weekend at Quilt Villa!
This post is late in coming this morning as I have had a full house!
Son Jason and his friend Sean from Hilton Head SC came up on Wednesday, spent Wednesday night.
They had to leave their little car part way up the mouintain because it just wouldn’t make it all the way. They hiked the rest of the way to the cabin.
Things did clear yesterday and they were able to go back in the Rzr and get the car, and headed out snowboarding outside of Boone for the day.
I arrived last evening about 7pm, and they soon followed about 8:30pm after a long day – sore, but smiling and happy.
Last night after I went to bed (I just couldn’t stay up past 11pm!) 3 more friends arrived to spend the night and all head out back to Boone for more snow boarding fun today.
Only Snowmageddon 2016 arrived in the middle of the night, and I awoke to 6 inches with more coming down – it is absolutely beautiful out there, “and since I have no where to go, let it snow let it snow, let it snow!”
Clearing off cars and getting ready to head out!
Snow was being brushed off of vehicles and snowboarding and ski gear being loaded while I fired up the griddle and got pancakes and bacon going for 7!
Sadie looks on!
Sadie is NOT a fan of snow. She didn’t even want to go out to do her morning business, poor thing! She hates water, and since snow is frozen water, she got back to the door as quickly as she could.
Yesterday’s batch of grey goodness!
The grey string blocks are coming along! I am really loving the combination of all of your grey strips together. Thank you again for the overwhelming abundance. These are going to be so fun!
Bins of shirt parts!
This is the weekend that I promised Mona that we would start our Scrappy Mountain Majesties quilts out of recycled shirts! She is going to come up later and we will begin sorting and cutting and getting ready. I have enough fabric for us BOTH to have one, and it will be fun to sew them together.
I’m starting to feel like I have too many irons in the fire as far as quilt projects go, but some are for home, some are for on the road, and some can be worked here at the cabin together with my friend.
Do you want to join us? You’ll find the free pattern for Scrappy Mountain Majesties under the Free Patterns tab at the top of the blog. We’ll start cutting 8 1/2’’ squares in lights and darks, match them up, slice them into triangles and start sewing the large 1/2 square triangles together. I’m not sure how far we will get this weekend, but sew along with us if you want!
Jason and his friends will be back this evening, staying the night and heading back to South Carolina tomorrow morning.
I’ll be throwing a roast in the crock-pot!
I wonder if I can twist arms and get everyone around the table for a game of Farkle??
I tried to catch some of the show action to share:
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Day by day I am finding this to be truer than ever. Remember when you were young and when there was something you did not want to see or hear you would close your eyes, cover your ears and sing lalalalalalala? Yep, it still works when we are older! Walk away, don't look back, leave them with your silence.
Antique basket quilt, hanging in my entrance way at home! I absolutely love the texture of the Baptist fan quilting on this one.
Have a great Friday, everyone!