Tuesday, August 29, 2006

It’s Tuesday –I’m glad. Monday wasn’t a great day at work or at home. I got Don’s work schedule confused and had dinner ready an hour and a half before he got home, not to mention the frantic pace I was working at to get everything done that he doesn’t like doing Before he got home. Oh well. When he was 45 minutes late, I got worried that something had happened to him. Moral of the story: better communication.

I haven’t showed you this quilt. It’s called ‘A Cabin in the Woods’.
I don’t know who it’s by, but it was on the cover of a magazine at my mother in laws about 12 years ago, and she let me have the magazine and I ordered the pattern. I used muslin that was dyed in tea and strong coffee. The rest of the fabric pieces were scraps. I know that because I had never been to a quilt shop.

I’ve always had a thing for house blocks. Don and I used to talk about having a “cabin” somewhere for weekends. We talked about saving and getting this “place” pictured in the quilt. But money was tight enough with one place and we realized we lived in the woods anyway; there was just no lake. We added our Covered Porch and made our home our Cabin in the woods…..

Until tomorrow---

Gratitudes:
1. Eric likes his classes
2. Apple Trees
3. Acorns falling
4. Getting the right attitude about a lot of things.

19 comments:

jpquilter said...

I have a thing for house blocks too. I have been thinking about doing another house quilt one of these days.

Dawn said...

Oh that is a cute quilt. It is fun to look at quilts we made long ago!

The Calico Cat said...

We've seen that quilt - it was behing the stuffies yesterday - Wink. I liked it yesterday - the trees are very realistic while stll being patchwork - almost wonky but not over the top... You cabin is nice too.

KCQuilter said...

I'm with you--house blocks are just the best!

Ama said...

I love the cabin and woods feel of teh quilt. I have never done a house block but its on the one day list.

Libby said...

I really like the tree quilt -- it's a simple design that lets you know the story. I can almost see the smoke curling out of the chimney from the little cabin.

Linda_J said...

that reminds me a bit of another ancient UFO I have around here. Not sure it is stuffed away but I got an idea of where the pattern came from.

I like yours--perfect for your part of the country, I would say.

Cynthia said...

what a nice quilt. I have a quilt with a row of houses on it as well as other things and it's probably one of my favourite quilts.

Hedgehog said...

I have a thing for pine trees - haven't made any yet, just like them. There's pine tree quilt in my future - between Maine and Finland, there's got to be!

Fiona said...

I like house blocks too - one of these days I'm going to make a quilt out of my plaid collection ... one of these days! I like the greens of the trees too.

McIrish Annie said...

ACORNS FALLING!!!! OH,NO does that mean summer's over in your neck of the woods!!

saw your comment on my blog about the mystery quilt. the colors were terrible in the pic. it's actually a light green, tan and dark green.

you mentioned adding a pumpkin for halloween. sounds like you are an AUTUMN person.!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Wow, you must have had a big collection of green scraps! My scrap pile NEVER looks that co-ordinated, LOL!

Great job.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Finn said...

Hi Mel, what a sweet little quilt..*VBS* Reminds me of one in one of the first issues of Minature Quilts magazine.

I think many of us yearn for the little place at the end of the road, or the cabin in the big woods or on the lake shore. I know I sure do.
But my reality is I need to be near pavement and services. The time has passed that I could live as removed as that. And luckily I realize it and don't risk my health and safety foolishly.
I love the idea of sheep grazing in the meadow, peacefully, and happy chickens scratching in their pen and laying fresh eggs. The reality of those things is quite another story..LOL

And so I do the "cottage-y" things that I can do, quilt and grow flowers in window boxes, and read lots of book that are about my dream..*VBS* Hugs, Finn

Tazzie said...

That is one cute quilt Mel, I really love it! For a moment I misread your post and thought I read that you've never been to a quilt store?? But then I realised you said 'back then'. Lucky I read it again, I was thinking 'Huh??'
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

cher said...

nice cabin in the woods!

Lucy said...

This is a great quilt. It reminds me to our vaation last in teh smokey mountains. Maybe I have to make a quilt like this one day.
I LOVE your quilted bear. I bought a angel in teh shop wher bonnie the rabbit bought. when I have my camera back I can show pictures :-)

EileenKNY said...

I've always liked the idea of a house in the woods but never for a long term. I'm definitely a city person, even though we're living in a small town.
But maybe a quilt would be the thing....
I always love reading your gratitudes. In today's, the last one especially hit me.

Judy said...

Beautiful quilt! I can see it also in darker more rustic colors too!

Shelina said...

That is a cute quilt. And a good attitude about the house.