Thursday, July 02, 2015

Seeing Spots!

Things I love about cabin life…BABY DEER!

We all squealed this morning when going through the photos of our wildlife cam that is mounted on a tree in front of the cabin.

We’ve got a few does that like to wander through the yard at different times of the day, but it’s usually just before daylight, or just past dark, and therefor the photos are usually in the realm of black/white and very much in the shadows.

If you can tell by the date on this one…it was just a few days ago at 8:28 am!

Mama nudging baby!

This is the next frame:


So super cute!!

I guess there is a reason why my road is named Doe Run on Buck Mountain!


Our view at 7am this morning.


Sadie and I enjoyed a long morning walk!

Jason arrived last night around 9pm – we visited a while before I just had to go to bed – but today – today I spend with my son.  There is 4 wheeler riding planned….quilting will have to wait.  We are hitting the trails!  ((Yes, lots of bug spray happening too!  Curse you, chiggers!))


Binding stitched last night!

This is the BACK SIDE of a quilt I’m taking to Golden, Colorado with me next month ---can’t wait until AFTER the tapings are done so I can show you the full quilt! 


Sneak preview of this border from the front!

LOVE that tight 1/4” binding!


I’m getting some Tumblers cut!  Are you??

I am very excited about this year's Leader & Ender Challenge!

Tomorrow is our 2 year anniversary of the purchase of Quilt Villa –boy does time fly!

Happy Thursday, everyone!

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  1. I would love to live in an area were deer walked freely and unafraid! My brother lives in a community called Doe Valley and his wife feeds them. They are all over the place. Enjoy your day with your son. No tumblers for me right now, I'm using Idaho Square Dance for my leaders and enders.

  2. Oh gosh, 2 years? where does the time go? Excited about the tumblers, hubby is making a template to cut my 2.5" strips and I discovered Inklingo has one so I can print a whole bunch too.

  3. Enjoy you day with your son! How fortunate for both of you to have such quality time. Happy second anniversary of the cabin home too! We'll be quietly enjoying our freedom this Fourth of July. I've got Fabric Fanatics speed dialed for Monday when I can sign up for four of your classes!! Sew excited, Hugs, Allison in Plano TX

  4. Two years! You were thinking of buying a cabin when I first discovered your blog. Read it every day since! And watched all your Quilt Cams!

  5. And a Very Happy 2 years it has been. Lots of memories and stitching have been made there. Have fun 4 wheelin'. Working on my Idaho Square Dance Blocks. Finding a setting to show them off. Picture coming soon!

  6. All of you deer lovers are SO welcome to come to the Lowcountry and take them home with you. I detest deer. Came home from 3 weeks away and every single so.itary flower was gone.

  7. Anonymous1:18 PM EDT

    Did PP tumblers on a discarded roll of adding machine tape from my friend's office. No precise fabric cutting needed, just angled lines to draw (zip zip zip) & some trimming after.

  8. What sweet wildlife photos. So much fun to see what happens when you aren't watching. Looks like lots of great progress on prepping tumblers. I think a lot of us are doing the same thing right now. Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. Jessica in Northern Ontario3:03 PM EDT

    I agree with Kansaswx. You're welcome to my deer. The damage they do to my garden is incredible. :-(

  10. Barbara Anne3:58 PM EDT

    Happy anniversary at your lovely cabin with those stellar views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the deer visitors. We have deer, too, so use orange hurricane fencing around the garden with rubber snakes (whole boxes full from a school supply site) woven in. Chicken wire is attached to the bottom of the hurricane fence and is bent outward at the ground so it's 2' away from the fence by the time it's pegged in place. No deer and no tunneling pests either! Our other flowers are those deer don't care for.

    Be careful to check for ticks after your nature walks and 4 wheeling. Ticks are what I hate and I'm none too fond of chiggers either.

    I LOVE Leaders and Enders!


  11. Marianne4:13 PM EDT

    They are such beautiful creatures. Sorry they make problems for humans..Just finished 63 blocks of Sisters Choice. On to tumblers, never thought I would ever do one but I want to play with Bonnie & the wonderful gang at Quiltville..

  12. Congratulations on 2 Years!! Time does fly when you are having fun. I am amazed how much you have accomplished in that time. You are like the Energizer Bunny. Best wishes for many, many more! AND looking forward to the next Quilt Cam.

  13. Wow, I have listened and been watching since you were getting Quilt Villa... Good on you for inspiring us all.....


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