Beautiful views, wide open and weathered DECK – but it isn’t a porch.
Cabin number 3 was lovely, don’t get me wrong.
It will be perfect for someone, and someone is going to love it.
Very close to West Jefferson, North Carolina, this cabin sits near the top of a steep mountain face. And though it comes with acreage, it is all VERTICAL and there is no yard to speak of really. Just a drive that goes to the house, and the rest of the property is either straight up or straight down.
I am keeping in consideration that I like to hike and walk, but I perfer there to be some “across” spaces in between the steep up and very steep down.
The road going up to the cabin is barely one car width wide, and I’d hate to meet another car going up or down when I was trying to go down or up, there wasn’t really anywhere to pull off, and I’m not a good backer-upper. It was just one of those roads that makes you go “WOAH.”
But that view!
Room to quilt in the basement, if you can get rid of the pool table.
Funny story about the tile floors in the basement, we had the exact same tile in our house in Waxahachie, Texas! While it felt cool in the hot hot summer months, it was painfully hard on my feet and I found myself wearing shoes all of the time.
Imagine this space without the stuff.
One of the fun things about house or cabin hunting is getting a glimpse into the owner’s lives through memorabilia and photos – and this family has had a lifetime of great adventure and making the most of family time together. There is a lot of love and togetherness in this family. It is evident in every photo on the walls. They are active outdoorsy people, lots of shots of boating and fishing and traveling the globe, and there is quite a bit of taxidermy to prove it! HA!
Goose not included!
I tell myself again – this stuff wouldn’t be here if we were to buy anyway, so try to imagine it without furniture!
This is the tiny kitchen for this cabin that is nearly 3,000 square feet. It’s SO small that you can barely put the dishwasher door down. The counter space is split both on the sink side and the stove side with barely any work space. It’s lovely for those who are just “reheaters” in the kitchen, but I need more space than this. My current cabin has more space, more cupboards more walking room than this.
Isn’t it funny? What one person loves, another thinks just will not do? Could I make it work? Well yes, but I don’t have to. This plus the fact that the property is so steep that I wouldn’t really be able to walk Sadie tells me that while it will be perfect for someone else, it isn’t perfect for the next Quilt Villa.
So we will keep looking!
Units are building!
I’ve been working hard on my Dawn’s Early Light quilt from Quiltmaker’s 100 blocks vol 13! Boy, there are a lot of pieces in this quilt! LOL!
When you just submit one block to the magazine for the issue, you don’t stop to think how many pieces will go into a full REAL QUILT. Or at least, I didn’t!
This was most of my yesterday.
Essential Triangle Tool and NARROW strips!
Sewing, sewing, sewing!
I am telling myself to JUST SEW! DON’T COUNT! They are short seams and they go very quickly.
And they are SO SUPER CUTE!
There will be more of this happening today, I’m just shy of half-way to the number of units I need for those small friendship stars shown in the block.
At least the red has me feeling a BIT Christmassy! And Mona is coming to sew this afternoon, so that will be fun.
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Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Vintage bow tie quilt found in North Carolina.
Our best teacher is our last mistake! Learn from it and move on. Don't let it define you, it’s just a stepping stone, not a stumbling block.
Have a terrific Tuesday, everyone!