Saturday, September 28, 2019

Wow Stuff is Happenin' Round Here !

Greetings - here in the Blue Ridge, it's beginning to feel like Fall.  The leaves are starting to decorate the driveway, and we can see through the trees down to the pond from the front porch.  The hummingbirds have left, so it's surely got to be fall now, right?

I got the most exciting news this week !!!

I've been invited to display my Heritage Linen Quilts in the Birmingham Festival of Quilts next summer !  Oh WOW WOW and WOW...………… I just got the invitation - details are to follow.

It's so much fun to think about taking my pieces to England, having them in one of the Galleries at that huge and wonderful show - and meeting lots of British and International Quilters...  oh goodness this is going to be fantastic !

Well, that's about all the excitement I can put in one post, so I will leave you with a photo of last night's sunset from the porch of my new mountain home.  It was cloudy and there was no sun until the last moments, and then suddenly the sun backlit the mountains and put on a little show of reds and golds...………..

Enjoy all the moments of all the days !!!

Kathleen (aka Kate)

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Porch Time

Is there anything better than a screened porch?  I think not.

Kitty agrees...

And the sunsets are simply not to be missed - so we do not miss them -  

Dinner is on the porch every night...……….  

Things are lovely here in my little corner of the Blue Ridge !


Sunday, September 8, 2019

The Sign Said "Turn Here"

Hi everyone !!

Well, one of the very best parts about living in a new place is discovering new and different things.

Yesterday it was this charming place:

No, it's not a Tiny House version of a Post Office !!!!  It's a vegetable stand. And it's run by this lovely family, whose photo is on the wall ...

So - stop on in...……………  there is special plastic for dump trucks.

Select some vegetables, and there are eggs in a cooler.

Just put the money or a check in the box, and Have a Good Day !

Monday, August 26, 2019

The Great Unpacking

Hi everyone...........

Well, the work of unpacking continues, plus all the financial, legal, and logistical stuff - address changes, drivers licenses, yuck, yuck. 

The house is about 50% unpacked.  Of course, I thought I would have it all done within a month... well, that did not happen !!! 

so -here's is the evidence of "stuff unpacked" !

 ......... and "stuff not yet unpacked................



 but - in one of those "shining moments" - I put together enough tools and time to assemble this top from a baggie of string blocks that I had long ago put some gold borders on, so it just needed to be sashed and bordered...........

A new week begins.  Hopefully this week's progress will move us a bit closer to some actual order around the house !

Wednesday I will be going to a quilter's guild meeting - that will give me the opportunity to meet some more local quilters - that will be fabulous !

Kathleen, aka Kate

Monday, August 19, 2019

Making a House a Home

Wow, there's a lot to do to settle in.............  but I found time to take a couple of photos.

The view of the Blue Ridge, off my screened -in-porch:

 and a friendly squirrel who seems to live in the tree outside my sewing room:

One step at a time !!!

Kathleen (aka Kate)

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Moving, with Cats

Well - you may wonder if we got moved to the East Coast ???? YES

We are moved,  two humans and two cats....... small miracle.

We decided to fly because everyone agreed that 4-5 days of driving would be just too stressful on the cats, and too many risks of getting loose or getting hurt or sick.

So, god bless Delta airlines, we all flew........... but it was a BUMPY ride !

Flight day dawned, and we all started with a little group yoga session, thinking good thoughts about calm journies through the world of TSA.  And, in the cages they went !

 My little girl "Bit" was going to be the calm one, I knew it.  She is brave and trusts us to take care of us.  She will be fine.

 You can see the stress on Mystic's face.  He is a sweetie, but doesn't react well to change.  I worried that he might bolt at security and run off never to be found.  I tried hard not to let them see my nerves.  Breathe in and out, slowly.  

We knew the TSA screening would be tricky - but when we turned the corner in the TSA line and came face to face with DOGS - sniffing DOGS ---

The dog handler looked at us and said firmly - Turn ARound.  Go Back the Way you Came.  And suddenly there were three security agents escorting us through security ...
We all got through, thank goodness, but my computer got left behind............  

On board, here we go. 

DH was sitting quietly in his seat, when suddenly, Sweet Girl Bit reached out and clawed him, and he looked down and saw THIS::::

oh m goodness, a breach..............she had chewed through the leather mesh on her cage.  She was totally determined to get out, and was making progress !  the rest of the flight we had to stick our hand or foot in that hole to stop further escape from happening !

After the flight, we all spent a night in a lovely Drury Inn in Atlanta.  As you can see, Mystic was completely comfortable, lol.

Pretty soon, a day later, we were all driving up the mountain to our new home.

And now kitties are home.  They like the sewing room , you can see them here trying out the sewing chair and the couch.

Now there is UNPACKING to do ! 


Saturday, July 27, 2019

Moving With Stash

Hooray !

Our move east became a reality today. 

 And at 8 o'clock sharp, the truck opened it doors and said "FEED ME".

 And there was a lot of tummy to fill .  Here is the first part of my load going in - you got it - STASH !!!!  let's get the important stuff first , boys !

 And they fed more and more stash into the truck.......... finally we added a little furniture, too.  And maybe some clothes and some tables and stuff...........

And at 3 o'clock, the van drove away - I can't wait til it is delivery time !  

And til i get my stash back.  

Kathleen, aka Kate

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