I took many photos during the course of our moving weekend.
And now it’s several days later and I don’t know where to start to post them!
That’s the problem of not blogging daily --- there is too much content to then post all in one update.
At any rate – good morning! And happy 1st day of spring from Mouth of Wilson, Virginia!
I’m attempting to post this using the hotspot on my phone which has a measly 1 bar of cell service and it comes in and goes out, so this post, with just a few photos is a test to see what we can get by with.
This first photo is of me, following The Hubster to our closing in West Jefferson, NC. His pickup truck is loaded, the trailer is loaded, and my van is packed to the gills with all the necessary first trip items.
Across the state line in to Virginia, keys in hand!
First things first! Or maybe second!
Let me just say that moving gets much harder the older we get. This was a tough move. The two cabins are an hour’s drive apart, so driving from one to the other, loading up, driving back, and off loading –the most we could manage was two trips per day, one round trip in the morning, one round trip in the afternoon.
And thanks to Rick and Mona, we had help – and an extra trailer.
Quilts are up on the railing by Saturday evening!
Yesterday’s load -
Our last moving haul yesterday included 3 treadle cabinets, my cutting and sewing tables, my stash, Accuquilt studio and dies, assorted chairs, china hutch, a tv, boxes of holiday decor, 2 gas fireplaces, and my ink jet printer. And whatever else would fit. That's it for this weekend. The rest (what little there is) can wait.
Basement quilting space
It’s dark out by this time, and the lights make it look quite yellow in here with all of the pine. This is a walk out basement studio, so for those who thought I should simply “put in windows.” well, that just won’t work! I can however change the bulbs for some more natural light. A bright white design wall and some colorful quilts, and maybe some rugs will take care of the rest.
From the other angle.
I think I’ll be completely happy here. It’s a great space, much more than I had in the other cabin. There is an extra fridge down here in the utility room, and a full bath as well – I may never need to go upstairs! HA!
This morning’s sunrise from my bedroom window, screen and all.
Dining room table and benches.
We are loving the custom made furniture that our guy in Wilkesboro, NC made. The benches and table are cedar topped, and the entwined twiggy bits are local mountain laurel.
There will be more photos when I get home, I already fear this is going to take too long to upload via my 1/2 bar of connectivity.
This I can post here because it embeds directly from instagram and doesn’t take any upload time:
All of the important flags are up. I took a little hike down our steep drive to explore. I love the sound of burbling rivulets along side the lane. And it was much steeper going back up than it was going down. This is also a test to see how long it takes to post from the upstairs guest bedroom window. We are a hughesnet fail---there is a clump of trees that have to come down before satellite internet or high def dish network is possible. The Hubster is all ready to rev up the chain saw. Oh boy. . . . #quiltville #bonniekhunter #quiltvilla #quiltvillava #cabin #cabinlife #virginia #swva #blueridgemountains #42acresofbliss
And THIS one:
Oh I miss my Emory girl! I love that she recognizes my face on my cards! I’m counting down the weeks until July when I can kiss those sweet cheeks.
Don’t you love little people voices? SO CUTE!
Okay – there is more, but this is likely going to take an hour to upload as it is. Think cruise ship slow. But it’s better than no connectivity at all.
We are headed home this afternoon. I’ll catch you from there – Quilt-Cam this week? Let’s plan on it. Likely Thursday at this point.
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Don't fear the mistakes, they keep us growing! Grand Illusion quilt shared by a student during our Michigan workshops last week.
Catch you from home – Have a lovely Monday, everyone!