My friend Mary and I had been trying to get together for months now. She lives 30 minutes away, but we can’t ever seem to make it work. It’s crazy how life is sometimes.
When she is around and has the time, I’m on the road. When I’m in town – she is on a cruise with her kids, or deep into wedding planning.
Life has finally gotten to a place where we are in the same place at the same time and bonus! We could head out for some antiquing and lunch out on the town and talk a blue streak while we catch up on what has been going on in each other’s lives.
And while we chatted we wandered!
I’ve always loved Mary’s decorating sense. She just “knows what goes!” and it was fun to be on the look out for a certain piece that may work next to the fireplace in the new cabin to hold all of the TV related electronics – DVR, Satellite box, Xbox, whatever other paraphernalia with cords and countless remotes there are. They need a place to be if the TV is going to be mounted on the wall.
And I think we found one!
Electronic stuff below!
Quilts and stuff on top!
Remotes and other clutter in the drawers.
I’m up here taking measurements of the wall and the gadgets to determine if this is going to fit. The Dish satellite box needs 13” of clearance. Will this cabinet do it? We will see.
Another option would be to look for a pie safe type piece with deeper shelves. I’ve got one more place I want to check in West Jefferson because I remember seeing something I really liked.
We also enjoyed the quilts!
Pink and brown! Yummy!
We thought this was vintage!
It’s vintage 1990s, early 2000s!
In fact, we both laughed – I still have some of these fabrics in my stash! What is this doing at the antique mall??
I have always loved log cabins – so classic. I really liked this one.
This was amazing!
And so shredded. It has been loved to bits, literally. Someone put a lot of work into this one, those “New York Beauty” style centers? All of the tiny triangles around the star?
Was it perfect? Nope. Was it made with love and perseverance? YES!
I love the center set wonky!
I do think perfection is highly overrated. What this shows of this maker is a quilter with incredible patience, and a joy for small pieces, and a zest for living without worrying about things being absolutely perfect all of the time.
Our journey through life takes its own twists and turns – just go with it!
And don’t forget to enjoy the view!
My appointment with the surgeon yesterday clued me in on everything that is going to happen to remove “The Bad Thing” from my forehead. This has been the season of THREE “Things” on my face, I hope this is the last.
But that twisted journey of life? If it hadn’t been for the 2 blocked salivary glands (The original Thing One, and Thing Two) Doogie Houser wouldn’t have gotten close enough to my face to see THING THREE lurking on my forehead beneath my bangs.
I’m going in on Tuesday for Mohs surgery to have it removed. And it will be gone. My next trip is a driving one, and not until early April, so I’m glad that we can get this out of the way and I’ll be THINGLESS. Let’s hope. Basal cell carcinoma is a slow grower, and I’ll have check ups every 6 months from now on to make sure that no more appear, and if they do, we can nip them in the bud.
Since my appointment was on the far west side of Winston Salem, I was Virginia bound as soon as I left the office. And I took a new route.
I stopped at a scenic lookout and was so glad I did. Once trees have leaves, you won’t be able to see the valley below. It was breath taking. I love that carpet of green.
I went old school!
Yesterday afternoon was my maiden sewing voyage in the new sewing space. Sashings for Straits of Mackinac are coming together, and I entertained myself with my old laptop and DVDs since there is no streaming of anything up here. OId school is good school! Annie Get Your Gun is an old time favorite.
Oh yes, I’m liking this!
Still a long way to go.
What looks like yellow cornerstones is actually where cornerstones are not – YET. They will be turquoise, as soon as I cut them. As for borders? I’ll deal with that when I get there.
Quilts for the next book down the pipeline are making progress, and soon I’ll be switching to the book writing phase – there is not a lot of time to sit idle if I want to make these lovelies available to you.
Late this afternoon we are meeting at the old cabin for another load of STUFF. I’m stopping by the furniture guy to pick up the two bedside tables and the bar stools if they are ready.
But until then – you know where to find me. It’s time for cornerstones, and a whole lot of webbing this top together to get it off the floor!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Ocean waves quilt top shared by Diane during our Michigan workshops. She used the free pattern under the free patterns tab to make this beauty!
Have a wonderful Friday, everyone!