June 9, 2021

Quiltvillians Around the Porch!

Quiltvillians Around the Porch!
Quiltvillians Around the Porch!
This is the sight I love to see!
So many gorgeous quilts hung over the side porch rain at Quiltville Inn!
Covid brought us many challenges – but the one thing I love from this whole experience was having everyone bring their own quilts to sleep under to help with my need to wash and sanitize all bedding (including my own quilts if they were in use) with each group.
Folks LOVE bringing their own comfy quilts to sleep with, and then we get the benefit of a virtual quilt show with each new group that comes!


Quiltvillians Around the Porch!
Catching a bit of a breeze!
What quilts do you recognize?


Quiltvillians Around the Porch!
I made a slow shift down the porch to get close ups!
The center flying geese design is not one of mine – so I don’t have that information, but it is wonderful!


Quiltvillians Around the Porch!


Quiltvillians Around the Porch!
Quiltvillians Around the Porch!


And the Midnight Flight top she finished on retreat!


Quiltvillians Around the Porch!


Quiltvillians Around the Porch!
It was just a fantastic array – and I’m sure the passing cars, trucks and motorcycles enjoyed the show, too!
Yesterday was a crazy busy round of goodbye hugs and laundry, and a mid-morning drop off of Zoey to the vet for her first teeth cleaning experience.
The vet is 1/2 hour drive away – so by the time I got back, most everyone had departed, a “clean the fridge” brunch was enjoyed by the few of us left, and pretty soon the house was totally quiet as I began to get thigs ready for the next group who arrive TONIGHT!
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Poor girl was just a bit woozy when I picked her up!


Quiltvillians Around the Porch!


She was pretty silly towards evening time as well!
And this is where I had a little accident of my own.  I was coming down the stairs from the loft (wood stairs) in bare feet to fix her some bland food as she was having a bit of tummy trouble.
I don’t even know how it happened, but without warning I was falling down the stairs – not just one bump, but several as I careened on down.
My tailbone and backside took the brunt of it.  I didn’t just land, I continued to slide to the bottom. And yes, my right hand was on the bannister.  That doesn’t help when your feet come out from under you.
In an effort to stop myself, my left hand was along the wall – I’ve got a friction burn that took off quite a bit of skin below my pinky finger, and my thumb hyperextended in my fall, so I’m babying the pad of my thumb right now until it heals.
It’s all muscular and bruising – nothing is broken but my pride, but I am moving very slow today and it is hard to sit down comfortably at all.
My right shin was stopped by the newel post at the bottom,  So the limpy bits are right shin, tailbone, badly bruised backside, and left opposable thumb.  Let’s just say that NOTHING is comfortable right now, and the only comfortable position for sleeping was on my side.
I’m glad I’ve got Susan to help me make up 12 beds today – you never realize how much you use your thumb until you can’t!
This also brought around another decision – as much as I love wood stairs, they aren’t safe without some kind of grippy tread on them.  Especially as we age.
We’ve ordered some and will install them at the cabin to see how we like them, and then even though it is not in keeping with the period of the house, we will be installing them on both sets of wood stairs at Quiltville Inn, because I don’t want any barefoot or sock clad retreaters taking a tumble down the stairs either.
I’m bruised, I’m sore, but I’m whole and things will get better day by day.Quiltvillians Around the Porch!


And the fun continues!
She also made her own version of Merry Little Houses, a completely different take!
I’ve loved visiting the other stops along this tour since it began with the TWO mega-giveaways from Martingale happening now (see the prize packs on my May 31st POST. You can enter on their blog here, and over on Instagram here.) and seeing what everyone has been making from Holiday Celebrations.
Don’t forget to enter for my own gift-away on Pat Sloan’s Holiday Celebrations Tour. Did you get your entry in on that post yet for my gift-away?  Be sure to hit up all of the stops along the way!

Quiltvillians Around the Porch!

Quiltville Quote of the Day –

Disappearing nine patch quilt top made by my friend Mona.
I try to keep this in mind when going through stressful stretches in my life as in too many deadlines appearing at once.
It’s not always easy, but it’s important to hold onto that inner peace.
Petting fabric also works! ⁣
Happy Wednesday!
Quiltvillians Around the Porch!