I've been working a little bit more on some perfect purple plaidliness pumpkins. (Say that three times fast!) Well the pumpkin isn't purple, but the background is.
Five pumpkins done, five more to go. They are all a little cockeyed....but this one is really off. It's hard to find the perfect pumpkin in my pumpkin patch.
My job today is to transform the great room at the cabin into a classroom for 11 quilters. The lighted Christmas wreath stays up all year to remind us of the spirit of Christmas, the spirit of giving.
Furniture has to be moved and somehow I have to find a way to arrange four additional tables and eight chairs in this space. Mr. Joe doesn't know it yet, but his favorite recliner of all time is going to be moved outside on the deck. I think the bears will enjoy putting their paws up in the evening don't you?
Our goal when we purchased the cabin, was to completely furnish it with garage sale treasures, junk shop finds, consignment shop bargains, and hand-me-downs from my grandmother's and our parent's homes. It's an eclectic conglomeration of
The quilters start to arrive tomorrow afternoon into evening, but the majority of them will be here bright and early Friday morning and the quilting will begin in earnest. The girls are my quilting guinea pigs. If all of this works out logistically, I'll be offering more retreats in the future so more of you can attend. If we blow too many fuses when the sewing machines and irons are all going at the same time, I may have to rethink this whole retreat thing or hire an electrician to install heavy duty wiring throughout the whole cabin. More pictures of the transformation tomorrow. Wish me luck.