You guys. My Marcelle Medallion quilt is finally finished! Can you even believe it?!
The mister and I went away two weekends ago to stay in a Civil War era cabin near the Shenandoah Valley. I was a paragon of domesticity, making homemade baking powder biscuits for breakfast and hand sewing the binding on my quilt. It felt pretty good… since it was just for a day!
I like to wax my thread with beeswax to prevent tangling when I hand bind my quilt. My grandma taught me that trick when I was small. Does anyone else do this?
I had been using a cheaper wax candle since I ran out of beeswax (or lost my piece) ages ago, but I resupplied during a recent visit to Gather Here in Cambridge, MA, and beeswax makes all the difference! I wouldn’t have expected the contrast to be so stark. (Also, the store was amazing and I had a great conversation with the girl at the checkout counter. Go there!)
My goal was to finish the quilt in time to take some photos during sunset. TOTALLY missed that deadline, but I got a few photos before we left the next morning.
The cabin was very near the Appalachian Trail, so we also got in a morning hike. Uphill. Before coffee. But you know what? I felt AMAZING when we made it back down.
I find weekend getaways are a perfect way to revive when work stress or other life issues get to be too much. If you know of any great weekend get-aways from D.C., be sure to let me know!