Thursday, February 25, 2016

Who Gets a New Quilty Box?!

The drive this afternoon up to the cabin was a windy one!

The kind of late winter wind that grabs the car while driving and seems to push you sideways.

The kind of cold and howling winter wind forcing temperatures DOWN, while you simultaneously turn UP the volume on the car stereo because you can’t hear your favorite song playing.

Take THIS, wind!  You aren’t going to spoil my mood!  And snow if you must, winter sky –nothing can change my giddiness as I head to the Blue Ridge Mountains for a few days of R&R.  Or is that Q & R ((Quilt & Retreat?!))

It actually was spitting flakes as I was unloading the groceries from the van.  It doesn’t matter –no matter how much old man winter tries, he can’t hold off spring for that much longer here.  It’s right around the corner and I can feel it. Hence, my absolute happiness that Winter 2016 will soon be a thing of the past.

Okay, so it’s 36 degrees as I type this, temps are still falling, and maybe it’s just yet another persistent hot flash that is keeping me warm.  LOL!

Whatever it is, it’s time to do this Quilty Box drawing thing!  1985 entries!  Oooooh, I know someone is going to he extra happy with this!

So much black and white fun!

The detailed description of this month’s box can be found HERE.


#65 has been drawn by the Random Number Generator!


Kathy Freels!!  Hooray!

Kathy, I’ve sent you an email.  Please send me your snail mail address so the folks at Quilty Box can get this lovely collection out to you.  I know you are going to have a great time with it!

What is Quilty Box?
  • Quilty Box is a monthly subscription box. They offer plans from $44-48/mo.
  • 5% of the profits of multi-month subscriptions are donated to Quilts for Kids - a non-profit which donates quilts for children in need
  • Each month we have 4 or more products (Fabric, patterns, thread, or notions)
  • Our retail value of the products in the box is always more than $50
Your support is appreciated. If you have any questions or comments don't hesitate to contact me.

Thank You,

Patrick Claytor

Owner - Quilty Box

Subscribe today at www.QuiltyBox.com!
I think the thing that makes me feel the best, besides the fact that these are items I WILL use –is the knowledge that 5% of the proceeds go to help kids in need.

Make more quilts, cover kids with love.  It’s all good!


The windy cloudy view off the front porch.

It’s not a day to want to be outside, but even the view of the clouded over Blue Ridge Parkway in the distance makes me smile at the wonder of nature.


West off the side of the porch.

I’m cherishing THIS view before spring does arrive along with all of the leaves that will block this ridge of mountains from view.  After the leaves are out we won’t see it until Fall has come and gone.

I’ve got projects to keep me busy through a long weekend.  We’ve got Sadie up here for long walks, weather permitting.

Tonight’s plan!

I shared this photo the other day.  The Mother Ship and the completed upper left triangle are here with me and I think I’ll snuggle into a comfy chair ((after putting on jammies!)) And start stitching that one corner on.  I don’t have any bindings to do, so this will be perfect hand work for tonight.

As for tomorrow? We’ll deal with tomorrow – tomorrow!  ((Putting on my best Scarlett O’Hara drawl))

Have a great night, everyone!

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  1. The star points looks like sweet little Sadie's face. This is a beautiful quilt. Enjoy your evening. It is starting to snow in Arden and sticking but I do not think we will get much, but it is cold and windy. Betty

  2. The good thing about winter at the cabin is the view according to your earlier posts, so spend some time looking at the view while you can!

  3. I am so excited to have been drawn for the Quilty Box. Thank you so much. I will be waiting for it. Hope you can snuggle in and enjoy your down time. We had a beautiful 67 degree day here in Oregon. Rain tomorrow, but such a beauty today. Hope Sadie is relaxing too.

  4. I often quote Scarlett myself. I do have bindings to finish. And a few borders to apply. Then Satuday is a total quilting day! Enjoy your Quiltvilla cabin time. Will Mona come??

  5. I often quote Scarlett myself. I do have bindings to finish. And a few borders to apply. Then Satuday is a total quilting day! Enjoy your Quiltvilla cabin time. Will Mona come??

  6. our little quilting group will meet this morning. I have red squares to cut for Allietare, Virginia Bound binding to hand stitch and by then The Surprise (for my niece) should return from the long-armer, ready for hand quilting finish and embellishments/binding/label. And trying to decide what to do after that... so many choices and a plethora of scraps, crumbs, strips and chunks to be organized!

    Hope you have a blessed weekend and Sadie can settle down and enjoy her momma! As always, thanks for all you do, love the way those hexies are coming together... Cats

  7. The mothership is so reminiscent of old world tile. What satisfaction you must have while working on this!


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