The paisley fabric for the birds' wing couldn't have been any better.
Friday, March 19, 2021
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Friday, March 12, 2021
The calendar, and my daffodils are telling me Spring is right around the corner, but Mother Nature begs to differ. We received another 6-8" of snow on Wednesday which makes for perfect quilting weather. Mazey loves to frolic in the snow. Her fur attracts powdery snow like a magnet, and she ends up with little snow dingleberries hanging from tummy to tail.
On Tuesday we headed out for a hike along the Arnold Rim Trail and watched the snowstorm roll up the spine of the Sierra Nevada mountains. It's quite thrilling to watch the clouds, listen to the wind, and feel the temperatures plummet like a stone. It makes all of your senses come alive.....in addition to keeping a lookout for bears along the trail. The closest we came to a bear was a large pile of recent scat. Mazie's senses were on overload as she pulled at the leash while investigating every inch of the trail. For every one mile that we hike, she travels at least three times more crisscrossing back and forth across the trail investigating under every fallen tree, and around every rock.
Monday, March 1, 2021
Spring means that it is time to clear the cobwebs out of the house. Whenever it gets cold, the spiders decide to head indoors. Yesterday I shooed them all out the door! Some of them have bodies the size of a dime.....and then add on all of those legs.
I hung up The House on Edgewood Lane on the wall. That quilt was my first design that started the Sew'n Wild Oaks company. Little did I know what that design would lead to 13 years later.
Sallie's Quilt designed by Paula Barnes, is on the bed. My Buttonwood design is above the bed. Heartfire is at the base of the bed.
Right now, some of my favorite quilts are hanging in quilt shops. I just move the quilts around the cabin that I have at home.
Some friends will be here for dinner tonight. They are coming up from the city to look at homes in our area. I'm anxious to hear how their day went with the realtor.
Since the start of the pandemic, homes have been selling like hot cakes in our little mountain community. People are working from home and fleeing the city in droves. The demographics of our neighborhood/community have changed substantially. We now hear children playing during the day. Our community is so longer a retirement area, and is becoming younger and more vibrant. The grocery store is no longer a sea of gray hair!