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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving, 2019!


From my house to yours -

Wishing you health and happiness and time with those you love.  And soft gentle memories of the ones who are absent from us all.

Yesterday was a day of finishing touches. Each day the “to do” list gets shorter and shorter.  And I am learning that some things can just be put on another list to happen later.

There is a lot of truth to the saying “It is what it is.”  And I am standing back and smiling, focusing on all that has been accomplished in the past year, not on those things that have to wait a bit.

Things got hung on walls in the Hen Den!  These big barn quits and folk art paintings on wood are HEAVY and we really did need 3 people to do them.


It’s perfect in here!

What looks like “stains” are actually where pine knots have bled through to the surface, adding a touch of primitive charm.


This one I love!

Not really a barn quilt, but painted on heavy heavy wood as a folk art piece.  It’s perfect on this wall as well.  Wouldn’t it make a great applique block in wool?


Someone will be stitching here – TOMORROW!


Sign over the door in place -

“Enjoy the Little Things.”

The funny thing about this sign – The Hubster used his level to make sure the sign was straight.  But it looked terrible because the door frame is NOT straight.  So we purposely set the sign off straight to match the top of the door frame.  LOL.  It is what it is!

The two dining room carpets have been taped and joined down the center, and the rubber non-skid underlay has been trimmed so it doesn’t show underneath. 

This also proved to be a challenge as like the door frame – those rugs weren’t exactly straight and square either.  I figure they will settle over time. They were also not exactly the same width!  One is 1/2’’ wider than the other, but if we adjusted that, the pattern of the circles down the center would be off.  I matched the pattern, and the edge in FRONT of the table, where most people will be walking, and left the overage to the back side of the table.  Again.  It is what it is!

The only thing left to do today will happen while I am here at the cabin cooking Thanksgiving dinner.  Dad and Dave are heading over to the inn to stack the firewood outside the side door, and to get a good supply by the stove for tomorrow’s early morning arrivals.  We’ll be there by 9am for last minute stuff, and getting the den warming up.  It’s a good thing that we are not in a cold snap this weekend.

In an actual REAL fully up and running calendar, we would not be open for retreaters this weekend.  Our last weekend of the year will be the weekend before Thanksgiving, and we will be closed through the winter and open again the first weekend in February.  This is the time on the calendar when we will be upgrading and refurbishing so we will be fresh to re-open for the next year’s group events.


Let’s do this gift-away thing!

For the original post and information on this box click HERE.


Looking for entry number 3110 out of 4504 entries!


Katie Melich!


And the November 2019  Quilty Box Mini is going to:


Who is 1055??


Melody Brown!

Ladies, please reply to the emails I’ve just sent you.  As soon as you send your mailing addresses, I’ll forward the info on to the kind folks at Quilty Box and they will get your prizes right out to you! 

And be looking for more fun Gift-Aways to happen here SOON!


For anyone near or willing to travel!

I will be teaching both Xing and Straights of Mackinac from String Frenzy for the Peaks & Pieces guild in Bedford, Virginia in February!  There are some openings left for those who wish to join in.  You can find the info HERE.

Please contact Kevin Womack at kevin@kevinwomackart.com for more information. 

These available spaces are sure to fill quickly.  I hope to see you in Bedford VA in February!


Quiltville Quote of the Day -

Quilt found in North Carolina.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my USA friends and family! I am thankful and grateful for your friendship and encouragement.

Isn't this a fun vintage goblets quilt?

Today I raise my glass to toast you. Thank you for adding so much to my life!

Eat up and be merry! For we all know what happens tomorrow!


47 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving! Everything looks wonderful.

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your BETA retreat opening tomorrow. It's going to be great!

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your day...you have done a great job!

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I'm sure your retreaters will have a great time at the Inn - everything looks wonderful!

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  5. In my mind I saw a picture of first weekend in Feb. 2021 and the retreat group with their 2020/2021 Quiltville Mystery quilts in various stages of completion...Oh what fun !!!

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Quiltville Inn looks so invitingly warm and cozy.

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  7. Thankful to have found you in our quilt community. Good fortune was my first although I followed Ringo lake , was a little scared, but I dove in to Good fortune and so much fun it was! Can’t wait until tomorrow.Happy thanksgiving Bonnie

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving! your place looks Lovely!

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  9. Happy Thanksgiving Bonnie and family. It all looks wonderful.

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  10. What a year you have had. Time to celebrate!

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  11. Everything looks so comfortable and inviting. Enjoy your family time and Happy Thanksgiving.

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  12. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  13. Oh yes! We know what happens tomorrow. BIGGEST Day of Stitching 'round the World with Bonnie & all of Quiltville. THANKS just doesn't cover it. We are so Blessed and Grateful for all you do for Quilters. Happy Thanksgiving from the PNW.

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  14. Happy Thanksgiving, gratitude abounds. Excited for your "soft opening" -- it's what they call it in the restaurant biz... Cats in rainy Carlsbad CA.

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  15. Happy Thanksgiving!! Quiltville is absolutely charming! I hope I'm fortunate enough to attend a retreat there one day.

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  16. The Inn looks so cozy and inviting! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  17. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Thank you all for being YOU.

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  18. Happy Thanksgiving from 🇨🇦!

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  19. Happy Thanksgiving, Bonnie! I'd like to thank you for all you do for me and other Quilters! Enjoy this day! Don't stress the little stuff, you've got it all covered for this weekend.❤️♥️��

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  20. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Everything does look wonderful. You have an amazing gift. I took your Xing class in Denton, TX this year and thought I wouldn't be able to do it. I persevered and am almost finished with it!! Wow, I learned a lot. Thank you for all you do...
    Sherri

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  21. Everything looks fabulous and makes me want to move right in!
    I am totally in love with that round table in the Hen Den.
    Greetings to your family and thanks to all who contributed to the success of Quiltville Inn ♥

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  22. Absolutely love the coziness you have made your Quiltville Inn. You have thought of everything to make it the best for your visitors. All the "imperfections" are perfect!! It is what it is and it is loved the way it is. Just as we need to do for each other.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family...Thank the men folk for all the work they have done to make it the best place to be for your quilters. Thank you Bonnie!! God Bless you!!
    Yay the mystery is almost here!!!

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  23. Happy Thanksgiving, Bonnie, Dave and Dad!

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  24. Happy Thanksgiving Bonnie! SO thankful for you!
    Can't wait for Christmas... I mean Frolic... tomorrow morning!

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  25. I love the cozy hen room, it is lovely indeed.

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  26. Happy Thanksgiving, Bonnie!! May your time with family be blessed with the love you share. You have made Quiltville Inn a most amazing place, welcoming to all quilters!!!

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  27. You have found the secret to true joy. Love and an open heart ready to share it with the world. Thank you Bonnie for being a bright light in our world and hearts. Happy Thanksgiving to all...

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  28. Happy Thanksgiving to you and family. So thankful for you and your generosity. Have a great day with your family.

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  29. I hope your Beta testers at the Inn will be willing to share some photos of their stay. Happy Thanksgiving, Bonnie and family.
    Pat

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  30. Everything looks wonderful..a dream come true, Bonnie..Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  31. WOW, so many congratulations, Miss Bonnie. I am frankly quite impressed - the Inn was a grand undertaking, and you have done a fabulous job. Remember to enjoy every moment of the test group ! You deserve it .

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  32. Love the folk art piece. Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours, Bonnie. I enjoy your post everyday and I am not going to sleep tonight thinking about the 1st clue.....lololol

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  33. Thankful for all you do, Bonnie! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  34. One more sleep! Grateful and Thankful for you, Bonnie! Enjoy your time with your dad and hubby.

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  35. What a beautiful inviting retreat you have created Bonnie. I pray one day I will have an opportunity to sleep beneath one of the beautiful quilts and enjoy the serenity of such a wonderful creative space. Happy Thanksgiving. From downunder.

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  36. Thanks again for the great creamed onion recipe. I think it came out even better than last year. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  37. What a wonderful space. Hope your Thanksgiving was everything you wanted it to be. FROLIC, FROLIC, FROLIC, bring it on.

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  38. Grateful for you and all you have taught us through the years. Grateful that I got to do some workshops with you in Eatonville WA--wish you would come again :-). You are a true blessing to so many. Is it Friday yet ???? :-)

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  39. So thankful for all that you do Bonnie. I’m excited about the mystery tomorrow. This is the second time I’ve been excited. I thought last Friday was Black Friday as here in Canada 🇨🇦 I’ve been seeing ads and emails for it. I’m happy that it’s almost here. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your family and your “soft” retreat. I’m hoping I can come to your Inn someday.

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  40. Happy thanksgiving to you and your family, although I don’t live in the US it’s hard not to get swept up in the fun.
    I love the warm cozy hen den you have created, all the mismatched comfy chairs are just perfect and together with the Bonnie touch of art on the walls it’s just the perfect place to sit and stitch. I sure you and your Beta testers will have a wonderful time in the beautiful atmosphere you have created.
    Good luck with this new venture I’m sure it’s going to be a winner.
    Love and quilty hugs
    Anne xxx

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  41. The Inn looks wonderful! Such a warm and welcoming place to be creative. Enjoy your Beta test time and retreaters.

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  42. Since I live in Sweden it already is tomorrow for me, that is Friday! I opened up your blog to see if the new "mustery" was up. It was not, since it is still the middle of the night for you.
    I guess I get to do some chores before the mustery gets posted. I call it a mustery because it is a must for me!!! I so look forward to these Fridays!

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  43. I saw the walk thru video somewhere and it is stunning! You have done a super job of putting this together.

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  44. Your vision has been realized! Wow and congratulations! With all the love and hard work you and yours have put into Quiltville Inn, it is lovely and has come so far in the short time you have owned the place. I cannot wait to visit the Inn sometime soon. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  45. Bonnie - I got an air fryer as an early Christmas gift. We cooked bacon in it this morning. It wonderful!!!

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  46. Bonnie-I hope You had a Great Thanksgiving, and enjoy the Beta retreat, too!
    Congratulations to the winners of the Quilty Boxes.

    It has been snowing here all day and started before daylight.

    Donna
    Kasilof, AK

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