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Saturday, September 25, 2021

Quilty Shenanigans!


I popped over to Quiltville Inn yesterday morning to find many of the Bonus Quiltvillians all cozy and comfy - congregating in the hen den with cups of coffee and morning chat.

I love hearing folks' plans for the day - several were heading out to Wytheville to hit up Batiks, Etc. and taking notes of things wanted or needed by others.

If it takes a village - we've got one here!

Friday, September 24, 2021

September '21 Quilty Box Gift-Away (And More!)


September isn't over yet!

And let's make the most of it with a September '21 Quilty Box Gift-Away!

I'm not ready to say farewell to beautiful sunny days quite yet.

I keep crossing my fingers and hoping for an Indian Summer that carries on through October.

I may be fooling myself, but a girl can dream, can't she?

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Kucht in the Nick of Time! (And Sew Pad Sale!)


While I was finishing up yesterday's blog post - this was going on at Quiltville Inn!

The stove on the right is the outgoing one - new in April - and the left is the replacement coming in.

You know I've written about our stove woes MANY TIMES over the past several months.

First when the original range that came with the house quit working, and there was no such thing as a replacement thermostat or gasket to be found for this 12 year old range that had NOTHING ELSE wrong with it.

This was another episode that proved planned obsolescence to be a reality - a commercial gas range that just COOKS should last longer than that, and parts should be standardized to where you can get replacements.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

When Mornings Turn Foggy -


There is a saying in these parts - that if you count the number of foggy mornings starting around the end of August - all the way until winter, you'll have the number of snow days that are coming in the winter months ahead.

I took this photo of our foggy mountain morning yesterday on my way from the cabin where we live, to the QPO studio.

As you can see, our mountains were shrouded in low hanging clouds and fog.

It was an all-day-rain.  The kind that doesn't pound hard, but just comes in a steady fall, giving everything in the surrounding fields and farms a much needed soaking.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Other Weekend Things -


Sometimes you've just got to take a break and step away from it all -

It was warm here over the weekend with temps in the 80s.  

The main BIG JOB was to spend time painting the porch rails at the back side of the porch at Quiltville Inn,  and paint until the paint ran out.

We know the job is too large to get it done all at once.  We are working on it as time allows - it's much like maintenance on a cruise ship. Once you've painted yourself all the way around, it's time to go back to where you began and start all over!

Sunday morning however, needed to be enjoyed by a little side trip down to the New River.

Monday, September 20, 2021

Weekend of Quilts -


Where do I start with the recap of this weekend?

I can say that YES. It feels good to be making progress.

Baby steps will still move me forward.

And nothing has to happen immediately.

And all of this (and more that you can't see) was unloaded from the van to the living room floor where most of it is still sitting.