There are several quilts of valor type projects going on –
This is coming along nicely!
Gorgeous brights in batik!
Paper piecing projects are great for retreat – we don’t have to think so hard as long as the piece we are adding is BIGGER than the space it will cover on the paper foundation.
Sew first, trim second! Win/Win!
The dogs are also finding themselves just a wee bit spoiled by a couple of snack-pack gifts. Thank you!
Yesterday was also a day for a wonderful visit from my friend Sally – she drove over from Roanoke!
And I was so happily spending time with her that I didn’t even stop to take pictures.
Yes – I got pictures of dog treats, but not of my friend Sally or her quilts? What kind of friend am I?
Maybe one who wants to just enjoy some time out from behind the camera lens and into real life.
When I got home I found The Hubster had installed more LED Motion Sensor Lights to help with stairwell darkness at the cabin.
These are the stairs I first fell down last year – requiring us to put Clear Anti-Slip Grip Strips on the stairs both at home and at the inn. (affiliate links. Thank you!)
We have also had the LED Motion Sensor Lights on the stairwells at the inn, but after I have missed the bottom step (Thinking I was already on the bottom main floor at the time, but was in fact one step up) we decided to install these here too.
What a difference!
Whether it is all attributed to aging, to dealing with progressive bifocals that can make things a bit screwy vision-wise, or now having a bum foot that still struggles with being steady on stairs – these are things that I consider a GIFT in my day to day life.
The LED Motion Sensor Lights only come on in the darkness when motion is detected.
Each light takes 3 AAA batteries, so we bought two sets of rechargeables so when one set starts to go we can switch them out for a recharged batch. Charges have been lasting us about a month to 6 weeks.
Last night’s hand quilting –
Ready to turn another corner!
And of course you saw that this week was the pattern release for Ditch Lilies!
WOW! Just WOW! I am so thrilled that you are liking this quilt!
If you love bear paw units, blocks that chain, and log cabin blocks – this is the quilt for you!
On the gift-away post you’ll find a google docs form. Just put in your name and email address. The only thing it doesn’t do is tally the total number of entries we’ve had so that you can see – but I can on a spreadsheet. As of this morning there are over 2300 entries!
Please only enter once.
Such a great way to enhance your own stash of yummy oranges!