Beautiful Mountain Snowscapes

On Sunday afternoon, we drove around a tri-county area to take photos of beautiful mountain snowscapes.  If you are a FB follower, view all photos at https://cameliaelliott.wordpress.com/

Enjoy!

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Traveling down a Virginia Scenic Byway.

Mountain Lake Resort

Mountain Lake Resort

Tennis court at Mountain Lake.

Giles County, Virginia

Giles County, Virginia

Giles County, Virginia

Giles County, Virginia

Giles County, Virginia

Giles County, Virginia

Country church in Giles County, Virginia.

Country church in Giles County, Virginia.

Montgomery County, Virginia

Montgomery County, Virginia

Clover Hollow Covered Bridge in Giles County, Virginia.

Clover Hollow Covered Bridge in Giles County, Virginia.

Clover Hollow Covered Bridge was built in 1916.

Clover Hollow Covered Bridge was built in 1916 and spans Sinking Creek.

Covered bridge on private property in Giles County, Virginia.

Covered bridge on private property in Giles County, Virginia.

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My friend, Tricia Cox's car.

My friend, Tricia Cox’s car.

Pilot, Virginia Snow Storm February 12-14, 2014

Winter wonderland in Pilot, Virginia.

Winter wonderland in Pilot, Virginia.  Our well house and our neighbor’s barn.

Over two feet of snow on the ground and it’s still coming down.

Over two feet of snow on the ground and it’s still coming down.

Highest accumulations around the country in Pilot, Virginia.

Highest accumulations around the country in Pilot, Virginia.

Yearning for summer and wishing I could trade this snowy chair for a beach chair.....

Yearning for summer and wishing I could trade this snowy chair for a beach chair…..

Measuring the snow, inch by inch.

Measuring the snow, inch by inch.

“The steps” leading up to the our back porch.

“The steps” leading up to the our back porch.

Old Glory proudly flies over The Little White Church.

Old Glory proudly flies over The Little White Church.

After he finally made it home, the chore of "digging into the house" began.

After he finally made it home, the chore of “digging into the house” began.

Snowed Out

by Camelia Elliott

We have experience being “snowed in” but this was a first for being “snowed out”.

On Tuesday night, my husband carried in a lot of wood for the wood burning stove. He filled two, thirty-three gallon containers and four, five-gallon buckets. With predictions of a blizzard, he didn’t know if he’d be able to make it back home after work on Wednesday since he commutes to Roanoke. After he left on Wednesday, I decided to bring in more wood and brought in all of the wood we had on the porch. He did get stranded in Roanoke until Friday. We are thankful for good friends who let him stay at their home.

By Wednesday night, it was snowing hard and fast and accumulations were neatly stacking up on the porch railing. It was a beautiful sight. Since moving to Virginia, I have been intrigued by snow that stacks up. In Texas, it always blew from side to side, accompanied by high winds. I had never seen snow stack up like this.

I frequently opened the front and back doors to prevent being trapped inside of the house. But during the night, massive amounts of snow were dumped on our front and back porches. By Friday, over two feet of snow blocked the front and back doors. I could not get out either door. Continue reading

Organizing your Sewing Space

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IMG_20140209_090940Do you ever wonder how to organize your sewing room? How do you keep all of your quilting supplies and fabric in an orderly fashion? I purchased an antique library card catalogue to organize my fat quarters in. It has 60 drawers and holds a lot of fabric. I love it! Each drawer is labeled. If I’m going to a workshop or class and plan to create a yellow and blue wallhanging, I grab the drawers labeled “yellow” and “blue” and I’m ready to go. I recently purchased a church pew and eventually I’ll organize bolts of fabric and other things on it. I walked into an adorable quilt shop that had their fabric displayed on church pews. I have a friend who has her cutting table on top of four, two-drawer file cabinets. What an awesome idea to have the drawers for storage under the cutting table, without too much expense. Another friend, Karen Brown, has some great ideas for her sewing cottage: plastic containers with fabric woven through the holes and basket/drawers.
Why are some of your organizational ideas for your sewing room or the space where you quilt?