Wednesday, February 26, 2014


This is Day 8 of the Moda Designers Spell It With Fabric Blog Hop.

This is the wood burning stove that resides in our living room fireplace.  The fireplace isn't on an outside wall as in most houses  - it's in the middle of the house.
Before we got out Ground Source Heat Pump, it was the major source of heat in the winter.
It's been about 15 years since we used it on a regular basis.

Luckily we usually keep a good amount of wood in case the electricity goes out for days.
The electricity didn't go out -
 but the heat pump did.
It took some time but we got things perking again.  
Dampers had rusted in place and we filled the living room with smoke - yada, yada, yada but we're pretty well back to normal.
It just took a lot of time to get it up and running and then round up space heaters for the bedrooms.  I like to sleep where it's cooler but my design computer doesn't like to be chilly.

So we missed S,T,U yesterday.  If you did too, hop on back to see 

Camille of Thimbleblossoms
and my good friend Sandy Gervais who had a lot of fun with U.

And I've been putting a kit on special that starts with one of the letters.  My daughter Kelly really, really, really is ready for spring - aren't we all - so she wanted 2 Spring kits for the week.

So Starpatch and Spring at the Gate are both 30% off all week.

Now today is V,W,X and we'll hop in a minute.

I searched and searched for a V,W,X kit and found a very few 

Wild Oak kits.  And I'm in a good mood since I'm warm finally so it's 50% off - today only.

Now lets go see 

Alma & Barb of Blackbird Designs

See you tomorrow.


  1. nothing like a good fire to warm the soul and bones,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  2. I just have to say that your wood burning stove is beautiful! Glad you're finally warm. :)

  3. Oh wow, the Wild Oak kit is screaming my name!!! But before I purchase...would this be suitable for an intermediate quilter? I can quilt fairly well, but I've never done a lick of applique.

  4. Do I need to enter a code for the 50% discount? I love this kit!! It will be perfect for our cabin. Thank you!