Do you get it? Aiken…like ACHIN’???? Oh my achin’ bones?! :cD Like----My Aikeny Breakeny Heart?!
It was always a joke when DH asked what I was doing today –and I said "I’m going to Aiken." The response was invariably something like “then why are you going if you’re going to be Achin’??”
Yeah. Funny. Haha! So funny I forgot to laugh! :cP
I got to meet people that I’d only known from email before. Or the Quiltville facebook page!
I had old guild friends meeting friends who came on the Bali trip with me! I had people arrive from Charleston ((Oh Sally, if you read this – I KNEW I knew you and had had you in class before, but I imagined you were in THIS guild, not from further south at another guild I’d been to! At least I pinned you to the right STATE. Funny how you can remember the face and smile, but not remember where from!)) and we had a great time!
We were delivered the most delicious lunch, and after eating we had a show and tell of fabulous quilts…it was just so inspirational.
You might recognize this picture at the top of the post of me and my friend Siobhan who blogs at Scraps & Threadtales. She was leaving last evening and driving toward Florida – they are headed out on a cruise, but you know she had plenty of time to come to class and start a new UFO before going. LOL! I like the way she thinks!
Sharron was with us on the Bali tour ---and I kept turning around and thinking that the rest of the others should be there too – it’s just not the same without them! Catherine who was also with us is from across the state line in Georgia and she came down at lunch time to see what we had been up to, and to pick up some books. So good to see them again and reminisce.
You know –everywhere I go I see quilters with struggles and obstacles. Quilting is so much like LIFE in general. It doesn’t always go smoothly. But in a group such as this there is always someone to lend a helping hand or lighten the mood with some laughter.
We had quilters of every age and every ability ----
These are our TWO youngest quilters!
She is a mother of 3 young boys, I think I remember the older boys being 6 and 4 ---this newest little bundle is Cody, and he is 3 weeks old! Daddy took the older boys for the day, but Mama definitely needed a day out. Do you remember feeling that way? I sure do! Quilting was and is my sanity drug of choice.
Cody barely made a sound and was such a good little guy --- I kept wanting to go over there and tickle his feet to make him squawl so I could pick him up….LOL
He is such a cute little bundle I started referring to him as “Charm Pack!”
He is a charmer, isn’t he?
I nearly forgot to take pictures of everyone’s block progress! We had some gorgeous fabric combinations, which is always so inspirational to me……SO fun! I hope you enjoy seeing them in the slide show below:
Today is a travel home day for me. I’m meeting up with Jason, Charlotte & Jerry in Columbia for lunch, and then I’ll toodle my way back up to NC. I wonder if there is still a yummy treat table at the SC Welcome Center? LOL
Most antique places aren’t open on Sunday ---but I WILL be driving past IKEA – I sure could get myself into some trouble there if I run out of things to entertain me!
It’s been a great trip to Aiken and I hope it isn’t too long before I see these folks again!