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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Log Cabin in the Snow....

Our log cabin is just about ready for the holidays...the tree is decorated and presents are wrapped in peppermint reds & whites, Santas and green holly papers. A garland with cranberry wooden beads & tiny lights climbs the stairs to the loft. The 2 refrigerators and freezer are stocked and cookies made.  Stacks of firewood are stored in the rick outside on the porch and the fireplace sends out its warmth and glow on this damp and chilly night...

And we wait...for a major snow storm to begin around midnight with predictions that it will continue through late Thursday...and we wait...to hear from our Dave and Jena as they make their way from Anchorage, Alaska to Salt Lake City, Utah and into Minneapolis, Minnesota...and we wait...will flights out of Minnesota into North Central Wisconsin be on time or cancelled? Will blowing and drifting delay arrival times...for how long? It is hard to wait...

We want them here, safe and sound...to have them snug by the fire as they tell of their 8 hour flight home...and have a slice of my turkey pot pie and sip egg nog...

The guest room is ready...I finished the binding on the queen size Toad River Log Cabin Quilt and just have to share some close up photos of the machine quilting that Lori from Pine Needle Quilting did....
We have a pine cone theme going on in that part of the house - I stenciled a border along the ceiling edge years ago.
 
And in the bathroom, the sink and counter tiles along with the wallpaper all continue with more pine cones. 
 This quilting design seemed like the perfect choice for the quilt...
You can see the pine cones a little easier on the pieced backing
 And I love the little curly motifs that run through the lighter areas...
Thinking new valances might be in order after the holidays - perhaps something with a pine cone trim?? 

But for now...all is as ready as it can be and we wait... 



          

15 comments:

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Beautiful job on the quilt! Also, your bathroom countertop and the sink! I have never seen anything like that.

Karen said...

The log cabin quilt on the log bed is just perfect!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your quilt turned out SO beautiful!
I love your log home and that pinecone theme you carried thru out.

Wishing your family safe travels!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous tour, I can envision your whole place, it sounds like the perfect Christmas setting. Enjoy the season!

Maureen said...

Fabulous quilt! Such unique quilting. Love all the pine cones in the quilt and around your beautiful home.
I hope your family arrives safely.
Happy Christmas!

Mimi said...

Hope family gets there safe and sound so that all of you can have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Kindred Quilts said...

The pine cone quilting is gorgeous, as is your home! Hope your family arrives safely. Wishing all of you a happy holiday season. It will really be a white Christmas in your neck of the woods!

chris capista said...

Hi Pat,
Glad Dave and Jenna arrived safely - I know that waiting feeling now that John comes home from Seattle.

Your log cabin quilt turned out just beautifully!

Hope to see you soon. Chris

GardenofDaisies said...

Your quilts are all gorgeous!!! Hope your kids make it home with no airport delays.

lemonverbenalady said...

Love the log cabin and the pine cone motifs, TO! Merry Christmas to you and the Taylors and almost Taylors among you. xxoo LVL and The Herbal Husband

Sharon Lovejoy said...

My dear Pat,

WAITING is the toughest thing. I'll be thinking of them and you too.

Your cabin is magical, just magical, and as usual,your work is exquisite.

Yes, it is Luke's first Christmas. So exciting.

Love and joy to you and all your flock,

Sharon

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh my! Dear friend! I have been out of the blogging loop, but finally caught up with all my Christmas art orders, so wanted to stop and say hello! Absolutely beautiful!!! I love your quilts! How long did it take to do the log cabin one?

Safe travels! And enjoy your family time together!

Blessings & Aloha!

LuAnn said...

It's a beautiful quilt. Hope your family arrives home safe and sound. Have a Merry Christmas.

yarnjourney said...

You have such a beautiful home. Your quilt is gorgeous! Your log home in the woods is the perfect setting for the perfect storybook Christmas.

Merry Christmas.

Carrie P. said...

OOOO! love all your decorations!
Glad your family got in alright.
Have a Very Merry Christmas!