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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Hexagon Quilt Basting Day!


The time has come!

The finishing of the hand quilting on my 2008 string star is only a couple days away from reaching the finish line.

If you are like me - the next project is already in your head before you finish the one you are concentrating on - so it should come as no surprise that I made myself ready for the next hand quilting project destined to fill my evenings (and my hoop!) for the next many months ahead.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

When Power Poles Go Pop!


It's the kind of Sunday morning phone call no one wants to receive.

"It looks like the top of your power pole has blown off and is just hanging there on the wires smoldering."

YIKES!

We hightailed it right on over to see what was what and to call the power company.

Out here as rural as we are, getting a responding vehicle can take an hour or more - they are coming from Hillsville, VA which by the odometer is only 41 miles away, but by winding mountain roads, It's an hour plus.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Weekend Recap!


Along with all of the quilting and porch sitting that can be done while on retreat - a van load of us got out to stretch our legs in search of wildflowers.

Every time I come out with a group things have changed.  Further toward summer we march on, ready to discover just what has bloomed since the last time.

These photos were taken by Lisa - I had left my phone on the bathroom counter, so no camera on hand.

She has such a great eye - and I thank her for offering to be trip photographer and sharing these with us all!

Monday, May 16, 2022

Maymont PDF Pattern Gift-Away!


Happy Monday, Quiltvillians!

I hope everyone had a splendiferous weekend doing what you love!

Incredible amounts of rain happened here after the Muddy Creek Misfits had clicked their collective heels three times and pointed their vehicles toward home.  

We had 2.45 inches of rainfall in a very short span of time yesterday - it was incredible.  And I'm so very glad that no one was driving through it, or had to load their cars through it all.

And there was more excitement involving a smoldering power pole - which I will fill you in on tomorrow. 

It was a weird, weird wet day!

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Hearts of Hope Love!


This week has reaffirmed to me just WHY we make quilts.  And keep making quilts.

"I think I'll make JUST ONE quilt." Said NO QUILTER EVER!

As quilters we all know the call.  

Someone is graduating.  Must make a quilt!

Someone is getting married.  Must make a quilt!

Someone is having a baby.  Must make a quilt!

Someone is moving away.  Must make a quilt!

Someone is retiring.  Must make a quilt!

Friday, May 13, 2022

No Misfits Here!


With rain on the horizon, the Muddy Creek Misfits took porch time as much as possible yesterday - enjoying what we could of our beautiful May afternoon.

Lunches, snack time, wine o'clock and more - the porch is a perfect place for sitting and letting the world go by.

And yes - there is often stitching of bindings, applique or other handwork done out here in the comfort of the covered wrap around porch - it's one of my favorite things about this house.  That porch is wide and goes on for miles.