Monday, January 21, 2008

The Quilt Wagon Rolled On...

At the Capital Quilters' Guild on Thursday night, I picked up more of the quilts for the wounded soldiers at Camp Lejeune. A set of five beautiful quilts was donated by the Honeycomb Bee, quilted by Cathy Kirk. I really loved the "fireworks" quilting on one of the quilts.
We left Wake Forest, NC for the mountains on Friday morning, stopping in Durham to pick up two more soldier quilts from Jan Struble, and then meeting Theresa DeWalt and her husband in Kernersville to deliver 13 quilts. Then, on to the mountains!

That day last week when all we got was rain...well, the northern mountains got several inches of lovely white snow. Our new pond was frozen solid. Wasn't this a pretty sight?The men were hunting wild turkeys on Friday and Saturday. I set up a tiny sewing studio in our one-room cabin. Look at this tiny sewing machine...a Janome that looks like a child's toy. It does a fine straight stitch, though it is noisy and slow. Every time you get to a seam it goes, "Thwunk!" But I got about all the rows of the Yellow Brick Road pieced together, and sewed four of them together.
I have lots more pictures to post and adventures to relate. But here are two of the barns from the Ashe County Quilt Barn project, looking pretty in the snow!


Vicki W said...

What beautiful winter views!

clevelandgirlie said...

What an inspiring place to find yourself on a snowy weekend!