Monday, March 18, 2019

Is it Monday, Already?

I had such BIG PLANS for the past weekend -

And while I tried to make the quilt on the Design Floor my main focus – real life crept in, slowly ate up all of my available time and I didn’t get done.

But you know what?  What is more important?

Real life fun with friends for lunch and antique shopping or quilting?

Real life run back to Galax for a much desired church pew and ice cream out, or getting that quilt top done?

Real life Saturday going back AGAIN to Galax for lunch with The Hubster on his birthday and watch his eyes light up over the possibilities this vintage 1950s Carolina Pride stove holds for his workshop?

And movie night – Don’t forget movie night!

I received more info on this sweet little stove last night -

As with any old stove / heater, I always remind new owners to check them over carefully for cracks or holes. 

I would suggest setting it up outside and burning some straw or leaves in it, something that will smoke good. Thus you can see if their are any areas that might leak smoke before it smokes up your husband's shop.  

I'll look forward to seeing some photos when you have it cleaned up and hooked up. This Pride looks very solid and should be an easy restoration. If your husband has any questions, please let me know.

The Prides were introduced in the late 1920's, the first models were slightly different.  All Pre-WWII models had nickel trim parts, after WWII they changed to the Gray Porcelain. The urn / finial on the top helps us date these, since Glascock didn't make these pieces but bought from another source. 

Your Pride has the last urn / finial used and thus dates from early 1950's to mid 1960's.  The foundry official shut down in 1964, but the Prides were available from inventory until 1967.  The Carolina Prides were made in 2 sizes, the 418 like yours and a slightly larger model the 420. In the Galax area, Matthews Hardware, Vass Kapp Hardware and Gwyn Furniture were all distributor's of Glascock products back in the day.

THANKS again for contacting me, let me know if you have any questions. Welcome to the ownership of a Glascock product.

Nollie Neill, Jr
Glascock Stove Historian / Collector
Great, Great Grandson of Founder
Ennice, NC

How’s THAT for customer service when I really wasn’t a customer?  And I felt such CAROLINA PRIDE coming from the Great Great Grandson of the Glascock Stoves founder. I bet several generations back – wherever they are –his ancestors are smiling.

So just how far did I get yesterday?

Just the center section left to go.

And what’s the rush?  It will be here waiting for me (Though more block surfing may happen in the interim!) when I get back early April.

Besides – would I rather spend all of my available hours staring at a sewing machine?  Or maybe:

Enjoy some mountain farmland views and a paintbrush sky?

The panorama goes on and on.

This is Appalachia.  Where my heart dwells.

Another thing that ate up about 3 1/2 hours of time yesterday – my Brother Scott and his wife Alicia live in Boise, Idaho. My Dad of course is in Arizona and I am here in Virginia.  3 time zones between us.

On Sunday mornings when I am at the cabin we have been meeting online during “Brunch Hours” for them, “Lunch Hours” for me and playing a computer game called “Last Will.”

It’s a kick!  “Your deranged and mysterious Grandfather is dead, and in his last will and testament, he gave his entire fortune and mansion to you. But on one condition. You have to visit his mansion and collect the riches for yourself. But once the front door shuts behind you, you realize that this is no easy task...”

And we wander through the rooms of his mansion looking for clues, solving riddles, finding our way out of one room and into the next (But you can’t get to the next until you solve the riddles in the room and it takes all of you to do it!)

And this game yesterday went on for 3 1/2 hours.  Bye bye sewing time – but again – what is more important?  We all live far away from each other – yet through playing this game together, our voices mingling through our headsets and solving the riddles, we were TOGETHER.

Again, the sewing can wait….

This morning I realized that I still had the Show & Share photos from Bloomington to post.  So here is your REAL quilty content for the day:

Fabulous job, EVERYONE!!

I enjoyed my trip to Bloomington so much – So many of these folks have become to so dear to me over the years.  They went out of their way to welcome me, and for that I am SO grateful.  The harder it becomes to be away from home and family for long lengths of time, the more I appreciate what folks to do make me feel at home in their midst.

Which brings me to yesterday’s #IGquiltfest prompt:  Snap A Pic of your Quilty Friends!

The Bloomington Bonniacs.  LOVE YOU!!!

The Brazos Quilting Bees and Beekeepers!

Thank you for giving me a place to just BEE “One of the girls!”

And for all of those who are on their way to Pigeon Forge, TN  to see me at Mountain Quiltfest – I’m on the road as soon as this posts and we are going to have a fabulous week together!  Don’t forget your Show & Share!

I am about to be as busy as a bee:

Tues March 19: Geese on a String Workshop 8:30-4:00
Tues, March 19: Evening Lecture: Adventures With Leaders & Enders 6:00-7:30pm
Weds, March 20: Scrappy Bargello Workshop  8:30-400
Thurs, March 21: Idaho Square Dance Workshop 8:30-400
Thurs, March 21: (Eve) Basket-weave Strings 5:30-8:30pm
Fri, March 22:  Sand Castles Workshop 8:30-400
Sat, March 23: (am) Moth in the Window Workshop: 8:30am-11:30am
Sat, March 23: (pm) Box Kite Workshop 1pm-4pm

Do I have everything I need in the van?  I think so!  I’m ready for a beautiful mountain drive, maybe some antique shopping on my way – lunch somewhere between here and there, and a great week ahead.

Quiltville Quote of the Day -

As much as I love this crazy quilting life, I am looking forward to a more relaxing future with time to focus on my own life..as soon as Quiltville Inn is ready,

I’ll be welcoming you to come join ME!

Pineapple Blossom quilt from the free patterns tab on my blog shared by a student during our Michigan workshops 2017.

Happy Monday, everyone!


  1. While in Pigeon Forge, if you don't mind a little drive, check out Pappaw's Catfish. It's out on Wears Valley Road. I am not sure of the hours during the week, but the catfish is honestly the best I have ever had. And the Pigeon Forge deli. If you decide a burger is in your future, check out Chubby's.
    I prefer local places to chains and these places are awesome.

  2. "Last Will" looks like so much fun! Have you tried playing an Escape Game? Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg have several sites where you and up to 7 friends go and have 1 hour to escape from a locked room using clues and solving puzzles. I'll be there if you need a friend!!!

  3. In these modern times, with being miles apart from family, I think y'all have hit upon a great way to be connected and spend fun time together. This should be a beautiful time of year for a mountain drive as Mother Nature begins Springing. Enjoy

  4. Wow! Your schedule sounds frantic. Enjoy your drive and all the workshops you are teaching and the lectures you are giving .

  5. yowza...what a schedule! you are gonna need some serious down time after this trip...

  6. As much as you love quilting, it is also your work, so there must be a fine line for you between sewing for pleasure & sewing for "work" to be included in some future book or class.....you need time away from work for real life & I am glad you remember to take the time for it. Love from Qld Australia where it is so hot, it's hard to imagine ever needing a quilt again 😣

  7. Waiting with great anticipation of the time when I can book a retreat at Quiltville Inn - is there a special place to sign up for updates specifically for the Inn, or will you post on the main blog?

  8. Awesome news on the pot bellied stove, so much information and such a helpful man. It’s going to look amazing after your hubby has fixed it up and the plus side it will keep him comfortable and warm in his workshop.
    Love those pictures of the views near where your cabin is absolutely stunning, I think it’s so nice that you are able to join in a game on line with your family the game looks interesting and I’ll check it out it looks like one my sons would enjoy.
    Hope you have a wonderful time at Pigeon Forge looks like some really busy workshops such fun one day I’d love to come to the US and join one of your workshops or maybe even get to Quiltville Inn.
    Love and quilty hugs
    Anne xxx

  9. I love the idea of playing Last Will with my family. I can only find Board Game (In Person) versions of it. Do you have an online version? IF so, when you have a minute (!) could you share where you found it?


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