Yesterday Mr. Joe, Mazey, and I set off on a photo shoot for Cabin Cozy. Our plan was to head up and over Ebbetts Pass and drop down into Gardnerville, NV. I say drop down into Nevada, because Ebbetts Pass is 8,736 feet. We had one false start. We were about three miles away from the cabin, when I realized we had forgotten the quilt!
The pattern is going to be called Cabin Cozy. The fabrics are Folk Art Flannels 4 by One Sister Designs for Henry Glass & Co. The pattern is half written. The fabric is arriving faster than I can design, make and write the patterns.
We were expecting to see some nice fall color our our journey, but we were a bit too early, and the summer has been too hot. A lot of leaves on the Aspen trees have just fallen off before they got a chance to change color. The Eastern side of the Sierra along Sonora Pass had some beautiful color, but there wasn't a good turnout on the narrow road to get a good picture.
We stopped at two cow camps to take pictures. The ranchers just finished rounding up the cattle from their summertime high country meadows, and brought them down to lower elevations. Sometimes the cowboys and cattle with stop traffic for miles as they wind their way down the mountain on the narrow road.
Our first stop was the first picture at the cow camp on Highway 4. You really had to be careful where you walked......and I had sandals on. Silly me. Mazey consumed a couple of "road apples" before we could stop her. We ended up calling her "manure mouth" all day.
The pile of "meadow muffins" to the bottom left of the quilt, adds authenticity to this picture!
This cow camp was the second stop along our way on Highway 108. Sonora Pass is 9624' elevation. We were at the top of a very smoky world.
My fear was that a couple curious cows were going to amble over and steel the quilt off of the gate, and run amok across the meadow. Now that would have been something to witness. We could have sent Manure Mouth Mazie out to round them up!
It was a very pleasant 250 mile drive through some absolutely gorgeous scenery. It was a long, yet fun day spent with my two favorite people, Mr. Joe, and Mazey. Yes, Mazey is very people-like in my eyes.