There was just no denying it.
Quilting had to wait.
It was a lovely 80 degrees at the cabin by mid-afternoon with low humidity and the sun was dropping shadows all around from the gorgeous clouds dotting a September Carolina blue sky.
Helmet on, boots laced up, out we went for some fresh air and to take in the glorious views of this place I call home in North Carolina.
I’ve never been to the Outer Banks. I know when folks hear of the Carolinas the FIRST thing they think of is the coastline. But for me, it is all about these mountains. This is the place I call home. This is the place I always long to be.
Priceless works of art can’t outshine this!
And the mountains rang…
We stopped to watch kayakers and canoe-ers enjoying their day.
This lake actually travels beneath the road. [Or I should say the road crosses the lake?] The cool thing is that there is a spillway just on the other side of the road, and if you climb down the side path just a bit, you can see the paddlers from under the overpass….almost so close you could touch them, but they are a road-width away.
Can you see the canoes from underneath?
Looking down the spillway to the creek and beyond.
I love September. I’m so happy for this time of year, but it passes so quickly that I want to grab each day and make the most of the sunshine and the more gentle warmth of the sun. I am grateful for lower humidity and cooler mornings. But at the same time I’m a bit sad that sunrise is a bit later in the morning, and evenings are going to rapidly get shorter. It’s always a toss up, isn’t it? The things we love, and the things we hate to see leave us for another season.
On the Sadie front:
She is doing MUCH better, but still moving a bit slowly. You can tell when her meds wear off as she starts to shake again, and gets a bit whimper-y. It will take some time, but some steps have been ordered to help her get on and off of beds. Tall mattresses make bed jumping a problem, and we can’t seem to convince her that she is no longer a rambunctious puppy!
Some of THIS is going on behind the scenes!
Ooooohhh! Get excxited!
THIS happened last night.
We started watching Stranger Things on Netflix. Oh. My. Goodness! I’m not much of a sci-fi lover, but this had me hooked from the get-go. It reminds me a lot of Granite Flats with a group of kids in the midst of the mayhem, and it had me so on the edge of my seat that I didn’t even finish ONE SIDE of binding last night. Binding can take its time. My only regret? We’ve made it through 4 episodes, and there are only 8 in the season and it will be a while before the next season comes along.
I know i promised some Capri photos today. There are 300 of them. It’s going to take a while to edit them down and to hold you over, I’ve been playing with what Google photos can do as far as little videos, slide shows and collages! I love the “vintage” filter they used for this batch.
And yes there is more to come!
I’m actually hoping this will make workshop day slide shows easier to put together….we shall see!
Back to the machine to work on a very special project. I’m headed home this evening, but will enjoy what time is left up here.
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
I hope you are sharing your long Labor Day weekend with those that you love the most!
Garden Party quilt from my new book release Additcted to Scraps, in pre-order status on my website now! Come see all of the quilts and read the nitty gritty HERE! SEW EXCITED!
Have a great Labor Day, everyone!