Saturday, April 07, 2007

Cabin Fever!

Something you may not know about me is that the Sweetie Man and I sorta have this long running fascination with cabins. If there is one thing that him and I have in common, it's our love of the log home. It's sorta our dream home. Any chance we get, we try to spend time in a cabin. Our first experience was at Cunningham Falls, a beautiful park in Maryland. We spent a few nights in a really nice little log cabin with my son there a few years back. We've also tented there but the cabins are the best. I love the cabins there so much, I had started a needlework piece I designed myself of the cabin we stayed in...of course, like many of my projects, it's not finished but someday will be...


I've also done some rock painting. That's alot of fun because I love to take things that are used or seen every day and make something from them. I know a few of you have my tampon angels which are one of my favorite recyclables. Anyway, I made this little log cabin from a rock I found.....


I love to do things from natural stuff too tho I'm not into flower arrangements. I do work with a scroll saw on occasion which I really enjoy.

Anyway, we both do love cabins and I'm rather excited that him and I found a place about an hour away from us that you can rent cabins. So the Sweetie Man made reservations and we're going camping in about a month....the best part will be that I don't have to board the dogs as my son said he will be home to take care of them for the weekend. He's at the age where he really doesn't cause a big fuss about going with us anymore and we can have some alone time. I don't think he is into camping anymore.....at least not at this time in his life....he's into the big city....he just came back from NYC and had a blast! Hopefully, this place will be as nice as Cunningham Falls and we can go a couple of more times this summer.

Finally, I finished the last of the cross stitch britterpuppy ornaments. This one is Chloe's....



My cross stitch store wanted to display them all for a little while so they are presently at Country Counter. That made me feel good cause, Donna, the lady who owns the store is a cross stitcher par excellence.


I signed up for a couple of things going on at her store. One is a Tap and Pin class on framing your cross stitch piece. I also signed up for a cross stitch get together where you just sit around and cross stitch with other ladies in the area for a couple of hours and have refreshments and get to know each other. I really do not know of anyone else who cross stitches as I do (or crochets or knits) in my town....tho I'm a little nervous about it, cause believe it or not, I'm a little shy about meeting new people, I'm doing it anyway. It's the second Wednesday of every month from May thru December and it's on a month to month basis. So we'll see how it goes.

Well, that's it for now.......enjoy your Saturday before Easter.....till next time, yinz crazy guys....

12 Comments:

The needle & I said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting. Yes, you can steal any button you like. it's interesting what you find on other's blogs. We love cabins too. I love your design you did, it's great. I have a stash of cabins to do. I am looking for Rabbit weathervane from PM. If I were you, i would definitly go to a class or meeting. I wish there was one by me. There is one In Wisconsin called Stitch & Bitch, but that is 1-1/2 during the week evenings. I am going to have to talk with my LNS about starting one. Would you please share where the design for the bookmark Now I Lay Me Down... come from. I would love to make a few for my reading buddies. Happy Easter & Happy Stitchy!

Brandy said...

Love your Rock Lucy! You did a wonderful job painting that!!

Have a wonderful Easter!!

andi said...

Beautiful work. You paint too? You amaze me!! Fabulous. Happy Easter!

ollie1976 said...

I'm with you about log cabins-I don't know if it stemmed from Little House on the Prairie while growing up or what but I would love to live in one. The ornaments are beautiful! Great job!

stitcherw said...

You shy, never would have guessed it. :)

Hope you have a lot of fun at the stitching get together. I feel uncomfortable when I go to those sometimes since don't know many people and I don't like that type of situation either. However, I love seeing what everyone is working on, and generally everyone is so friendly after a bit you feel like you really do fit in.

Your finishes are lovely, you're creative in a lot of areas. Happy Easter,
Sue

Darlene said...

Lucy, you have talent! Have a wonderful Easter!

sydney said...

You did a great job with the rock! The camping sounds like fun. The britterpuppy ornaments are lovely. I like them!

Sue said...

You always make the cutest stuff! Have fun at your get together. :o)

Summerysmile said...

Some day I'm going to try that rock painting but i'm not much of a painter. I love the idea though...i keep trying to talk my crafty son into doing that...he's a much better artist than me! Everything looks great! Happy Easter!

The Silver Thistle said...

Great cabin rock! And great self-designed stitched cabin too! Nice job!

Tampon angels?!!!................I'm afraid to ask, lol.

CritterLady62 said...

I love the ornaments and the cabin. I love cabins too. You get the outdoors with a convenient bathroom - LOL. I'd like to see a picture of one of your tampon angels. The stitching get together should be fun. I love those!

Court said...

BG,
You SHY I can not believe that!! You are a very out going person. You are the funniest person I know and very likeable!! The cross stitches and rock are great!! I am working on my first bed doll!! A pattern I can actually read!! Had a good Easter hope you did as well!! Love ya, LG