Sunday, June 25, 2017

Friends,Trail Cam Fun, and a Quilty Box Drawing!

I knew it would happen!

Our drawing time last night was interrupted by a raucous round of FARKLE with friends Rick & Mona after a wonderful meal, lots of visiting and catching up,

It had been MONTHS since we had been able to get together since we now live an hour apart.

Beanie and Sadie, reunited!!

“Why are we stuck out on the porch, Mom??”  Because it was a beautiful day and you had all of the comforts of dogdom out there at your paw-tips.

The BBQ pot roast had been cooking all day in the crock pot. Roasted red potatoes, carrots and onions were baking in the oven, corn on the cob was being prepared, with fresh watermelon on the side.  Cake had been baked to be served with sliced strawberries for dessert all while the guys were outside handling this:


4 walls up!  Siding going on!


3 men, 4 walls and a bunch of power tools.

It was a happy sound on the mountain!

And there is more to share, but considering all of this activity and the fact that I skunked EVERYONE in a master round of Farkle leaving them in the dust - there is little need to explain why a drawing last night was relocated to this morning!

We’ll get that drawing done NOW!

To learn more about this box and its contents, visit the original gift-away post HERE.


We are looking for #2328 out of 3972 entries!


Betsy Lehman!!  This is your Quilty Box!

Congrats, Betsy.  I’ve sent you an email.  Please get back to me with your snail mail address and we’ll have the folks at Quilty Box get this sweet package off to you.  Thank you for participating!

There will be a July Quilty Box Gift-Away happening within the next few weeks.

About Quilty Box:
  • Quilty Box is a monthly subscription box of fun quilting supplies. We offer plans from $44-48/mo.
  • 5% of the profits of multi-month subscriptions are donated to Quilts for Kids - a non-profit which donates quilts for children in need
  • Each month we have 4 or more products (fabric, patterns, thread, or notions)
  • Our retail value of the products in the box is always more than $60
  • July's Quilty Box Featured Artist will be Allison Harris from Cluck Cluck Sew.
  • The next Quilty Box will ship around July 11th. Subscribers will need to purchase before July 10th to receive this shipment.
  • We will be using the hashtags #QuiltyBox and #GetQuilty
Your support is appreciated. If you have any questions or comments don't hesitate to contact me.
Get Quilty!
Patrick Claytor, CEO

I love knowing that part of the proceeds go to benefit kids.  To me that is a win/win all the way around!

We are loving June on the Mountain.  The first tie we saw this cabin was in the depths of December.  Watching the surroundings change with the changing of the seasons has been a beautiful experience of awareness.  Every time I come up here, things are just a bit different.

You know what else June brings?  Mamas and babies!  Check out the scenes caught on our trail cam:

These photos had us going "Awww!" to "Oh, my" and "WHAT?!?"




Wow! (in the velvet phase!)


"Do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight!" *Singing*

My plan was to leave here this evening, but I just can’t make myself go.  One more night.  I’ll go home in the morning.


Quiltville Quote of the Day!

Vintage double-knit polyester quilt shared by Sherry.

When you start believing in your own worth, what other people think really doesn't matter. You are of infinite worth, just as you are.

Have a lovely Sunday, everyone!

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  1. Love reading about you and the adventure that is your life. And now I have that silly song stuck in my head... Saw KC back in the 70's, so know the music well.
    Have a great day!
    Anna in IL

  2. Is the deer actually white, or is it just the light?

    Enjoy your bonus day on the mountain. :)

  3. Love the mountain adventures. The Box is beautiful, thanks for sharing one with your readers.

  4. OMG....that is such a great daily quote....one I will be thinking about a lot and telling to my daughters! Thanks for that....happy Sunday!

  5. Looked like a nice 10-point buck in his seasonal velvet.

  6. Your cam had no pigs, raccoons, or "other" wildlife??? or did you just edit them out? Love seeing the barn going UP.

  7. Love the posts, pics and video! Happy you had a fun time with friends playing FARKLE. We love playing! We recently discovered a new, fun game called "Left, Center, Right." It goes quickly!

  8. Thank you for sharing your trail cam photos. We have one set up on the hill of our property, we get very excited to see the variety of animals that are out and about when we are tucked up in bed. When we looked at it yesterday there were kangaroos, deer, wombat, possum, wild cat, rabbits and foxes. A busy little highway in the hills of Victoria, Australia.

  9. Congrats to the winner. Fun dancing deer. The Man shed is looking good. I know the feeling of not wanting to leave the mountains. Leavenworth was so nice this past weekend at Retreat. Perfect weather, great company.

  10. Enjoy your haven you have earned. We love watching you enjoy your time

  11. Love FARKLE! I don't blame you for wanting to stay, it's beautiful there.Enjoy your extra day!!


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