log cabin by the river


working on the cabin. Did a little what-ifing, inspired by Jude  http://spiritcloth.typepad.com/ . I had a little bag of 2″ by 2″ quilt squares bought at the thrift store. Wasn’t sure I would ever use them, so I challenged myself to come up with something pleasing just using the thrifted quilt squares. I knew it had to be the log cabin quilt pattern, and then I roofed the cabin with a piece of green velvet, another Jude inspiration.

At first I thought it looked a little eastern european, and then had a funny serendipitous happening. I called my dad to wish him Happy New Year, and while talking, he asked me what we had been up to. I answered, and mentioned that my husband had been reading  The Hobbit. My dad said excitedly, “I love  that book, an old woman in a bar gave me that once.”  So then I looked at the cabin and thought maybe it might be the cozy home of a hobbit.

my dad has a way of throwing in a quiet surprise now and again. That same conversation he told me how he likes to make fried chicken, marinated in buttermilk and honey. may need to try that.



  1. Tracy said,

    January 2, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    That little cabin looks like home sweet home :o) Happy New Year, Laney! Wishing you the happiest days in 2008 ((HUGS))

  2. clara said,

    January 3, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Oh, wish I could stay in that log by that river. Love the chimney smoke!
    Happy 2008, Laney! 🙂

  3. kimy said,

    January 9, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    sweet cozy little hobbit home! a perfect addition.

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