Saturday, June 24, 2017

on the road again ....

Since we're moving into our new place in July we've been quite busy packing up our mini-apt. - I can't believe we squeezed so much junque into this small space - blame it on the ample cabinets.  Basically we've been living at the cabin and coming back every ten days or so to do more packing, pick up mail, do laundry, pick up supplies, etc.  It's no hardship living at the cabin - we love the peace and quiet there.

We've not had tv in the apt. and surprised ourselves by not missing it at all so it was a good exercise for us .  We've been able to entertain ourselves quite well with what is available online.  So we move into our new place knowing that we want neither cable/satellite for tv nor a landline phone that we also don't have in the apt.  We don't have tv or phone at the cabin - there is no cell phone service available.  Interestingly, the phone company cannot give us a working (land) line and yet our next door neighbour has his phone disconnected but it's still a working line even though he isn't paying for it .... go figure.

I've done a wee bit of sewing - some refashioning and mending - made a new summer top that is waiting to be hemmed - and crocheted these market bags to keep my fingers nimble.  I used my cotton yarn odds 'n ends and like the blue one the best - the other one I call my citrus bag.  The pattern can be found here .  I also made a batch of dandelion jelly and a batch of apple peel jelly - I'd like to try some white clover jelly but the clover has been slow to blossom.



We've been kept quite busy at the cabin as well so time never drags by.  The other day we were  enjoying Happy Hour when a black bear yearling appeared - it was so cute, like a bear cub with very long legs - thanks to the weather we were on the verandah and not down by the water although it wasn't interested in us. Sadly, June has been a wet and cool month.  We had 4" of rain in 12 days and if tomatoes like rain they must be very happy.  We were surprised with some marble/mothball size hail the other evening - seriously, it came right out of the blue!!  Fortunately, there was no damage to plants or vehicle. 




you can't have courage
unless you're afraid 

13 comments:

Jenny said...

Best of luck for your move - it can often be a bit stressful. Seems that you have been preparing really well.

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Robin in Virginia said...

Best wishes to you on your upcoming move! It sounds like you have been doing what needs to be accomplished for it. Your market bags are very cool. Thinking of you!

Andrea said...

Good luck with the move. Your bags look great.

WoolenSails said...

I am sure you will be happy getting into your new home. I would love to live in a cabin on the lake.
The problem with vacations is, by the time I relax, it is time to go home, lol.

Debbie

Brigitte said...

All the best for your move, Kate. Packing everything up is not a lot of fun. When we were moving to our new house 20 years ago I tried to get rid of as many things as possible. And I was successful but meanwhile the junk seems to have come back, lol.
Good that you still find the time to craft a little bit. It's always very relaxing, isn't it? And your two market bags look really good.
Enjoy your days at the cabin, that little paradise. In spite of the hail and the black bear :))

Timi said...

Black bear? WOW! It sounds you have quite excitements every day!

Anthea said...

Hi Kate, best of luck with the move... I don't envy you all the packing, unpacking & issues with phone lines!

desertskyquilts said...

I just love the idea of your cabin. It sounds heavenly to me! When is the final move day? You are having way too much fun up in that cabin, and getting way too much done. LOL With the spate of rain days we had with the hurricane, everyone in the neighborhood had lots of blooming clover - lawn mowers were out yesterday in mass. Thankfully, the man across the street didn't get to his, so mine doesn't look so bad. LOL

Carol said...

It truly is amazing the amount of "stuff" one couple can accumulate, isn't it, Kate? I've been trying to do some closet clean outs from my sons' old bedrooms and it is such a great feeling to rid yourself of all the extras.

Your crocheted bags are so pretty--and they're bound to come in handy with your impending move! Good luck with everything :)

Maya Kuzman said...

Sometimes, my husband and I let ourselves dream away that one day (maybe when we are retired)will get a cabin in the woods. Period. I love those maybes. They give you a kind of instant happiness (or happiness for fools as my rational self would be sure to add) and positive perspective of the future. Good luck with the move!

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

You've been quite busy! You've made lovely market bags. It's incredible what can be done with bits and pieces... ;-)

Needled Mom said...

I love those market bags. They look so useful too.

It sounds like the verandah is the perfect spot for enjoying the wildlife.

The phone line situation sounds interesting.