Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Outside Quilting

Fall is in the air! Here at our mountain cabin it's getting down to 32 or lower each night. And September is rapidly churning toward October! The hummingbirds have gone south already - smart birds. And the squirrels are busy as can be gathering pine nuts for the long, cold days ahead.

A hike to Fishhook Creek - a few snow fields remain on north side of the Sawtooths!

But the gift that follows those intense nights is the heat of the day. 75 degrees with cloudless, smokeless blue skies. It's the perfect recipe for a hike to a mountain lake, or to relax on the deck, visit with good friends, and hand stitch a binding to a favorite quilt. Heavenly!

A butterfly takes advantage of the Rabbit Brush in bloom.
The Bible Back Fire behind our cabin early September. It's slowing down now, thank goodness!

Sloe Gin Fizzes in memory of my mom's birthday

The Sawtooths easing into winter (photo courtesy of Sawtooth Association)

Home again, home again.

Slow stitching in a serene setting. With friends and family. Just doesn't get much better!

Quilting with a smile,


  1. Beautiful views! It looks like a lovely place!

  2. I absolutely love living in Idaho. You sure have some gorgeous views there, Barb!

  3. so, so beautiful......and peaceful. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Very calm and peaceful sounding. Idaho in the fall.

  5. Looks like a wonderful place to come and paint some landscapes!

  6. Beautiful views Barb. Idaho really is a pretty state.

  7. No it doesnt get better than that!!! I’m so excited for fall!

  8. Absolutely stunning photos Barb. Thank you for saying that about hummingbirds; when we lived in Alberta, just above you, ours were gone in mid August. Now down here they are still here and making pigs of themselves at my feeder which is fine as that’s what it’s for. Glad the smoke is gone.

  9. A wonderful post from you to begin my day! The scenery is stunning - what a spot to sit with a yummy drink and memories.

  10. Ah, I wish I was there too! What a lovely view and it looks so relaxing, which is just what you need to recharge the batteries.

  11. What stunning views and it is a great time of year to see the change into Autumn and Winter. Hugs, Susie xx


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