Saturday, June 19, 2010

Welcome to my little cottage in the woods...

I'm really excited about this new blog! I've been wanting to do it for the longest time,  but life keeps getting in front of my big plans. That reminds me of a saying I once heard..."Life is what happens to you while you're making other plans". 

It can be, you know, if you let it. You just have to make a decision not to let that happen and press in to accomplish what's in your heart instead of what each day shouts at you to do..."FIRST".  (Translation: let the laundry pile up on the floor another day and do what you really wanna do. Coz we both know, it's not the laundry. = )

Ok, ok... at some point we really have to do the stinking laundry  necessary chores. But if you let too many of those bursts of creativity pass by while you keep on schedule...I promise you that one day you will look up and be gray and fragile and you will not have done anything you really wanted to. And the laundry will still need doing. It never actually gets done, you know.  It is merely kept at bay. that you all know that my laundry is lying on the floor in front of the washing machine while I sit chatting with I'll take a moment to introduce myself.

My name is Kate. And I live in a little cabin in the middle of the far out in the country that we did not even have a rural address or mail service for the first two years we were here! I'm talking about the "boondocks".  But I love it so.

That's it right up there.  My little cabin. And that's my creating chair, my blogging chair, my reading, crocheting, quilting...relaxing, "Throne"!  Surrounded by some of the things I've made.

Each morning I wake up and go to the kitchen to get my coffee and while I wait for it to brew, I can hear all the birds chirping away outside my kitchen window and the cows at the farm down the road mooing and  it is so awesome  to start my day like that.

 I often see deer grazing in the pasture in front of the house, and huge Monarch butterflies float past me as I go out to feed the chickens and goats. And it's rather like being in a storybook page some days.

On other days, I do feel a bit isolated... Afterall, it is 20 miles to the nearest town, and it is so small that it does not even have a fabric store! (violin music)   But hey... that's why I have you, now isn't it?   Now that we've found each other in the big world of cyberspace, there's so much I want to share with you.  I am a knitter, and a crocheter. I sew and make all sorts of things, but especially like to quilt.

I also embroider and do crosstitch... just about any kind of needlework is my passion.  I've given a lot of it away over the years. But now I'm really into making things for my own little cottage in the woods.  And what I plan to do from here on out is to share each of my little projects with you!  Hopefully we will inspire one another to create beautiful cozy homes for our families, and have some fun along the way.

Thanks for stopping by... Pop in again soon. I'm working on a little embroidered cottage right now. I'll upload some photos in the next couple of days and share the pattern with you so you can make one for your little cottage, too.  Til next time...
Love and Happiness, Kate~


  1. Hi Kate! what a lovely blog! I always love finding new lovely blogs and will definately be popping you on my blogroll so I remember to come back and see what wonderfullness you're creating! Have a great day :)

  2. I enjoyed your blog and will be stopping by again! Your cottage sounds so cozy!

  3. Hi Kate - lovely blog and I'm so glad I have come across someone else new to blog land. I also just started my blog. Please do pop in and say hello! xx