Friday, May 1, 2015

All Things Quilty in Ashe County, NC

We are back this weekend at our mountain cabin in North Carolina.  We are finally seeing some signs of spring here.  It looks like there is a wren nest in our Jim Shore "quilted" birdhouse.

We went to the Ashe County courthouse today to inquire about a permit for a new storage outbuilding, and I once again admired this group quilt commemorating many aspects of the beautiful landscape here.

Back in December, Charlie and I ordered one of the barn quilt squares that are so popular up here.  Today we picked it up!  I can't wait until we can get it mounted.  It is hand-painted on wood, 3' x 3'.  We ordered it from the Quilt Square Girls in West Jefferson, NC.  I think it is called Dutch Dreams.

Last weekend we were also here, but spent all of our time at Merlefest in North Wilkesboro.  The weather ranged from sunny and hot to cold and rainy.  My favorite experience was sitting on a quilt at the Hillside Stage for a Sunset Jam with one of our favorite musical groups, The Kruger Brothers.  They were hosting a Doc Watson tribute.  Good stuff!

Here are the six of us, Old Hippies ready to go see The Avett Brothers.  I felt a lot like the Pillsbury Doughboy with all my layers of cold-weather gear and rain protection.  It was so cold and wet, but I found us some seats under the flap at the food tent where we could stay dry and still see the stage.  Everyone was so joyful at the Avett concert, dancing around and singing along even in the bad weather.

This weekend we have no company, and plan to relax.  Come on over and "set a spell!"

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