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Monday, July 30, 2012

Smith Mountain, Day 2!

This was supposed to post this morning and I just noticed it didn't!!

Better late than never!

Yesterday was the second time we had a full class of Smith Mountain Morning Quilters at Quilt Odyssey in Hershey, PA!

I was so happy to reconnect with quilters I’ve been with before, either here at previous classes I’ve taught at Quilt Odyssey, or perhaps visited with their guilds over the past several years – it was great catching up!

One of the things I like to do at any class is have a “show and tell” after lunch time to get us back energized at working on our projects. It just seems to recharge us and get us to WANT to dive in and get sewing again.

This week has been great as people have brought previous class projects that have reached TOP status – or have been quilted and bound! We saw Orca Bays and Roll, Roll Cotton Bolls and even and Orange Crush among others!

It makes me wonder if any of these quilts we’ve worked on this week will show up as completed tops or finished quilts at NEXT YEAR’s Quilt Odyssey show and tells!

One of our gals was sewing on a sweet candy apple red featherweight –not quite the same as my magenta beauty, but I took a spin on her all the same!

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It’s kind of sad to finally pack it all up and move on ----last evening after everyone had dispersed and all the class supplies were loaded up into Shamu and I was left to my own devices, I threw on shorts and tennis shoes and walked on up to a local pizza joint for a bite of solo dinner ---just had to get out of the hotel! I feel like the only one left here --- I miss having all the quilters around!

Here is yesterday’s slide show ---I hope you enjoy it!

Today is a “travel day off” for me. I’m making my way southward, but I don’t have to be in Williamsburg until Tuesday night ---I’ve waffled back and forth on what to do with my time – I think if the weather is nice I’d really like to go to Gettysburg. It’s been many years since I’ve been there – and the last time it was October and rainy drizzly cold and miserable. From there I want to work my way into Virginia, perhaps to take in some of the plantations on the James River ----I’ve always wanted to do that too!

Of course, all good plans may be laid by the wayside depending on what else attracts my attention on the way!

Bye bye, Hershey! It’s been grand!

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