Saturday, July 8, 2023

ScrapHappy Saturday

Our visit to the cabin was a busy one. Lots of work, but still time for relaxation.  Our neighbors with a tractor volunteered to come and help us tear out a broken walkway.   It was quite a production.  
Anna and I canned some jams made from fresh picked wineberries.  She also whipped up some pickled onions.  I cut a lot of firewood from downed trees and branches.  We got a new chain saw and it works so much better than the tiny one I was using before.  The right tool makes all the difference.  Kind of like having a nice fresh rotary cutting blade.  Kurt built me a new rack to hold the stacked logs after I filled up the two that we had.     
We had been planning to visit Carowinds on the way home.  You may have seen the broken roller coaster in the news.  It was one of the kids favorites,  Since it will be closed for a while, we all posed for a photo instead.  Right there where are fingers are pointing is the temporary weld that is covering the big old crack in the support beam.   
There were plenty of other roller coasters though.  We let the kids enjoy the rides, age has made us less resilient than we used to be, so we spectated and took photos instead.  
It is always nice to be home again.  I said that I would go in to work a bit this week, but then it will be back into vacation and sewing mode again.  I  polished off a bunch of hexies in the car.  No photo of those, but I will try to get them all up on the design wall soon to take stock.   How are your reds coming along?   


LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Sounds like you had a fun and productive time at your cabin! Interesting photo at Carowinds, too. Enjoy your sewing time this week!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Some work and some fun sounds like the recipe for a good week, Angela. Sorry that your vacation is going to be interrupted by a week of work! We'll look forward to seeing how much sewing time you can fit in.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

You are making such headway at your cottage! Will be so worth it. What great side trip on your way home too. Loved seeing the happy faces.

Cathy said...

What a fun post! It’s invigorating, isn’t it, to have fresh projects to give you goals and purposes on the new/old homestead. It looks like everyone worked hard and had fun. It doesn’t get any better - except when you return home to relax and take stock! Continue enjoying your summer and family!! xo

Chantal said...

I am so afraid of rollercoasters; it's not a joke. I worked at a water park and I would get dizzy just looking at the people on top of the slides. No thanks! I'll sew instead. ;^)

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

You have been keeping way busy!!! what a fun time at the cabin tho!!
your canning looks so much more organized than mine does..... lessons please!!