I left the wilds of Tennessee behind this morning, and pointed Shamu northward toward the wilder wilds of Kentucky!
My GPS thought it would play a game with me and sent me over the wildest “non main” roads out in the middle of nowhere I had EVER been in my life -
This is good, and this is bad.
This is good, because I passed rolling hills and stunning views, pastures of happy cattle grazing ---
You can tell the moment when you cross the Kentucky state line – all of a sudden, barns are not white or red anymore, and neither are fences….
Barns are BLACK!
And quite a few of them have quilt blocks!
Because I didn’t have a definitive time I had to be here, I just kept driving…..
And I kept stopping to snap photos!
Oh yes, FENCES are black too!
Sunbonnet Sue? Am I lost??
Basket block on the barn!
And then things got BAD, the GPS said turn left – but the one lane dirt road said “NO OUTLET” and I lost my cell phone coverage down in a hollow and I knew that I was going NOWHERE fast….time to turn around!
I drove to where I had phone service again. I did some alternative checking…..I wound my way about 45 minutes back the way I came, and found a road that had a double yellow painted line down the center – a two lane highway..YEAH! The GPS seemed to have rerouted herself and I felt confident that I just *MIGHT* get here by night fall.
And here I am!
The Sewing Expo is being held at General Butler State Resort Park, and is sponsored by the University of Kentucky---namely the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. Click HERE to read the pdf brochure and see what all is happening this weekend!
By tomorrow, this empty parking lot will be full of cars and the fun will begin! This is for more than just quilting, there are classes on tailoring, bag making, clothing construction and all manner of sewing projects – if it’s fabric, we’ll sew it!
I’ll be here until Thursday morning and I’m tickled with my accommodations at the lodge:
Tall ceilings, comfy furnishings and wood floors-
Ready to sew!
I’ve brought my folding table and I’ve set up my school bus featherweight to do some paper piecing. Tomorrow evening I’ll be participating in the sit n sew with the attendees, and I’ll move myself over there to go play with the girls for the evening. It will be a fun way to get to know each other.
Room to spare!
There is lots of stuff to do here from golf to tennis to hiking ---
But what I really want to do is tour the historic Butler-Turpin State Historic House! I asked about the hours, thinking I could do this tomorrow during the day time since we don’t start until evening, but they are only open Thursday through Saturday right now – and I’m bugging out of here on Thursday morning because I need to get home for Easter weekend. NEXT TIME!
I still hope to get over there and at least walk the grounds, they said I could do that ---
I’m thinking I’ll head into town for Mexican for dinner – and then I’ll be back stitching away tonight.
Have a great Sunday evening, everyone!