Quick Project with (nearly) Instant Gratification This block pattern, designed by Terri Vanden Bosch, won the 2016 Accuquilt GO! Block Design contest. It is complicated enough to be show worthy, while at the same time, small enough to complete in a couple of days. Her fabric choices were not something I would have thought of, … Continue reading Point of View
Trail: Alum Cave Trip # 27 - November 9 - 22, 2017 Trail: Alum Cave Trail Hiking Time Going Up: 3 hours 7 minutes Hiking Time Coming Down: 2 hours 15 minutes This year we decided to hike up and down Alum Cave Trail. Due to trail closures, we haven't gotten to hike this trail … Continue reading Mt. LeConte, 2017
October 9, 2017 Distance: 5.0 Miles Elevation Gain: 1575 ft. Difficulty: Strenuous (very steep) Park at the back gate boundary of Skidway campground. Follow the forestry road from there all of the way to the top of Grassy Mountain. The road meanders through the forest for awhile and then opens up in a beautiful meadow … Continue reading Grassy Mtn Via Skidway Campground
After 3 years, I have finally finished this quit. The pattern was found in an issue or Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting Magazine. I have lost the magazine, so I can't post the issue of volume number. The name of the pattern is "Emily's Wedding Quilt" and I think it can be purchased from the … Continue reading FINALLY FINISHED!
September 9, 2017 2.0 Miles Round Trip from Exclamation Point - Elevation Gain: 472' After several years of closure, the Skyline Trail was re-opened in September of 2017. Apparently, the original trail was closed after a toddler fell to its death. Since then, the trail has been re-routed and fencing was added at the top … Continue reading Skyline Trail
This past summer, I made 2 very colorful quilts for the other 2 grandkids. I'm trying to find the pictures I took before I can post about them. So, this quilt is for the littlest one of our family. She has just graduated to a regular bed and loves bright colors. I chose the "Swoon" … Continue reading A Quilt for Zoë
Park where the Mountains to the Sea Trail intersects Hwy 215 north of the Blueridge Parkway and hike east on the Mountains to the Sea Trail. Hike a little over 2 miles and fork left on Little Sam Knob trail. Hike for approximately 1.5 miles to the intersection of the Flat Laurel Creek Trail and … Continue reading MTS – Little Sam – Flat Laurel Creek Loop
The idea was to plan a 2 hour hike during the cool morning hours up high somewhere where it wouldn't be quite as hot. We thought this hike would fill the bill but we were wrong in our memory about the length and the time involved. The hike begins at the Pisgah Inn parking lot … Continue reading Pilot Rock from Pisgah Inn Parking Lot