June 10, 2021

The Green, The Wash and the Rain!

The Green, The Wash and the Rain!
The Green, The Wash and the Rain!
Lonely little abandoned house – nearly swallowed up by the growing green!
I took these photos on a walk up Round House Road while the June Quiltvillians were in residence over the weekend.
It had been a couple of weeks since I’d been up here.  We had Zoey with us, and she enjoyed the leg stretch, leading the way as we walked along the river, then began to trudge up-hill into mountain farm land.
The Green, The Wash and the Rain!
Morning beauty.
The grasses are growing so tall!
The Green, The Wash and the Rain!
One lone cow – 
She moved off quickly when she saw all of us trying to photograph her!

The Green, The Wash and the Rain!
Windblown tree against a paint brush sky.
Where is the rain?!

The Green, The Wash and the Rain!
Love the white face and black eye patches!

The Green, The Wash and the Rain!
The best views are from the top!
This group was stalwart enough to want to keep going past our usual turn around spot and make it up to the old family cemetery. 
I love this spot.  I’ve visited many times – but I think my favorite visits happen when newbies are with me and are seeing it all new to their eyes.

The Green, The Wash and the Rain!
Beyond the cemetery –
Xenia and Terry and I power walked even further while the others slowly made their way back down toward the river.  Another mile maybe?  2 if you consider it was round trip – by the time we got back to the cars and joined everyone else we had done almost 4 miles of mountain walking.
Humidity is definitely BACK!  We were drenched and exhilarated, still waiting for rain.
The Green, The Wash and the Rain!
Well done, ladies!
You wore me out!
The Green, The Wash and the Rain!
This happened yesterday!
The washer/dryer is fully functional in the new second laundry spot at Quiltville Inn!
I had completed most of the laundry the day before – but there was still a load to go, so I gave the unit it’s own initiation and put it through its paces.  HOORAY!
I already knew I liked this model (Don’t have the model number in front of me, but it’s from Lowe’s and you can find it in their online catalog) and am thrilled we got another identical set.
It doesn’t have a signal to let you know that the loads are done – but as I am usually back at the QPO Studio while laundry is running, I just use a timer.  I never liked a dryer signal anyway – 
And just about the time the initiatory load was done = the rain came! Click to Play:

I took this video just to show The Hubster that this gutter needs help. The crazy conundrum is – if it’s raining you can’t fix it.  When it’s not raining, you forget to fix it.  LOL!
How am I doing today?  I am SO SORE.  My backside is black and blue.  My thumb injury is feeling better, but it was a challenge making beds yesterday even with Susan’s help.  You don’t know how much of a role your thumb plays until you injure it.  Even for the simplest of tasks.
I sit very gingerly.  Laying down isn’t comfortable in any position.  And I still feel so stupid. But it will get better day by day.
And the fun continues!
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!
The B.E.A.S.T. quilters began to arrive yesterday afternoon – luckily in between rounds of rainfall.
First the Ohio contingency – which was followed by a St Louis group, and finally the Utah group arrived about 8:30pm – it’s a wonderful reunion for SO MANY!  It was wonderful to witness and partake in the hugs all around.
After getting everyone in and settled, I returned home through mist and sprinkles ready to settle in for the night.
No stitching happened yesterday – I couldn’t find a comfortable way to sit at the machine.  I couldn’t find a comfortable position in my hand stitching chair at home either.
Who would think that I would find a new appreciation for the ability to just SIT and sew?
I’m uber excited to spend retreat with the B.E.A.S.T quilters – as we are including a Wonky Wishes workshop that will be spread out over the time they are here.
It’s a good thing – it’s raining again, but what else have we got to do but stay inside and sew?
How are things shaping up for your Thursday ahead?

The Green, The Wash and the Rain!

Quiltville Quote of the Day –
It is okay to change your mind about things you once thought you never would.
We were never put here to stay in the same place.
You are not a tree.
If you need to, pull up roots and move!
The Green, The Wash and the Rain!