April 29, 2021

Fire Pits, Pink Moons, Goodbyes & Quilt Cam!

Fire Pits, Pink Moons, Goodbyes & Quilt Cam!
Fire Pits, Pink Moons, Goodbyes & Quilt Cam!
Let fire pit season begin!
Which means that bug season will not be far behind.  But something stirs inside me, bringing up memories of childhood, girl’s camp and camp fires when I hear the crackle of the fire – and of course find that camp fire smoke in my eyes, smelling it in my hair and on my clothes for hours into the evening.
This is what summers were made for, am I right?
Fire Pits, Pink Moons, Goodbyes & Quilt Cam!
Sun going down beyond the back porch.


Fire Pits, Pink Moons, Goodbyes & Quilt Cam!
Will these trees ever get their leaves?
In due time, I suppose.


Fire Pits, Pink Moons, Goodbyes & Quilt Cam!
Guess who wouldn’t turn around? Hahahahah!


Fire Pits, Pink Moons, Goodbyes & Quilt Cam!
First burnt marshmallows of the season!  Mmmmm!
We went easy this time, making makeshift smores by sandwiching the marshmallows between two fudge stripe cookies. It’s my preferred method. So much easier to eat, and not overly chocolatey.
However you prefer your smores – go for it!


Fire Pits, Pink Moons, Goodbyes & Quilt Cam!
Not the best photo –
But fire pit night was made extra cool by the huge pink super moon rising over the trees to the east.
Our soundtrack for the evening was the huge chorus of peeper frogs coming up from the creek below.
We talked and laugh, roasting marshmallows, enjoying the evening until it was time  to head in so everyone could get to bed – departure time was 7am sharp on Tuesday morning.


Fire Pits, Pink Moons, Goodbyes & Quilt Cam!
The sight of all lights blazing as I walked across the yard to my van parked behind my post office studio.


Fire Pits, Pink Moons, Goodbyes & Quilt Cam!
As seen from outer space! LOL!


Fire Pits, Pink Moons, Goodbyes & Quilt Cam!
7am on Tuesday morning!
Bye bye everyone!  See you next time!
Yesterday I found myself with a bit of morning time on my hands, and while piecing a backing out of big florals, decided to go live on Facebook with a trial run of Quilt-Cam to see if the new mic that Jason suggested would do the job of catching my voice better.
I also hardwired the laptop to the modem instead of hooking up through wifi to see if that improved things.
We were doing quite well, until some blip happened and the feed died. (Likely due to my slow speed internet upload speeds.) so we ran this in TWO parts!



Part 1!

Kind of a hot mess.


Part 2 – with plenty of screw-ups still!

Things I know:

Slow speed internet is all that I’ve got. Satellite internet is not an option I’m willing to pay for. The upload speed wouldn’t be any better. We’ve looked into it. It’s the mountains surrounding me that create a bit of an issue. 

My voice will always be a bit echoey because of the nature of my building. Wood floors and wide open spaces. It is what it is.  Technology has advanced to the point that now everyone assumes you have a producer, a camera crew, dual cameras, special lighting to make these productions wonderful for those who are watching.  It’s not going to happen here!

You’ve got me, my laptop, an external camera on a pole so you can see what I’m sewing and still see me, and I’ve got a microphone that I’m going to play with the location of so you can hear me.

Fire Pits, Pink Moons, Goodbyes & Quilt Cam!

We had fun!  (At least I did!)  I finished the backing, and hope to get it loaded in the machine with the quilt top it’s going with this weekend.

More breathing room happened in the “Big Bin of Florals” and that certainly makes me happy.

Today is full of excitement.  The Scrappy Sisters from Tennessee are IN THE HOUSE! They arrived about 4pm yesterday afternoon.

They have chosen Straits of Mackinac from my book String Frenzy as an added workshop to their stay and we are starting in on it this morning. Let the string piecing begin! (And yes, there will be photos!)

Fire Pits, Pink Moons, Goodbyes & Quilt Cam!


Only Two Days Left!

The printable PDF pattern for Catching Rainbows is now available at the introductory price of $9.00 in the digital patterns section of the Quiltville Store.  That’s a 25% savings over the regular price of $12.00.
This price drop is good until May 1, 2021  (This coming Saturday!) when the price reverts back to full.
And I think that catches me up to NOW!
Anything fun ahead for your Thursday?
Fire Pits, Pink Moons, Goodbyes & Quilt Cam!


Quiltville Quote of the Day –

Happiness is also contagious! Share it with another!
I love this vintage chunky Dresden Plate quilt found in Cullman, Alabama.
Happy Thursday, everyone!


Fire Pits, Pink Moons, Goodbyes & Quilt Cam!