Three sisters sewing together!
I had so much fun getting to know these gals yesterday.
Our Smith Mountain Morning workshop was held at the Leroy Rogers Senior Center, and what a great location! Not only did the a/c work well beyond expectancy for south Georgia in nearly July –some of us were putting on sweaters and our feet were cold – but the lighting was amazing and the space was more than ample.
It has been about 5 years or so since I was here last, and it was great to see these smiling faces that I remember so well, with the sweet southern drawl to accompany the smiles and the laughter.
You will KNOW you are deep down in south Georgia when you engage in conversation with these southern belles!
I love it!
We also had a fun pair of sisters, and their “almost a sister” cousin!
One cousin, one sister, busy with seam rippers! LOL!
What a gracious spacious space!
Nearly needed to separate this pair! They were having too much fun!
(Just kidding….I loved it!)
You’ll find the rest of our day in the slide show below, including the show & share they brought….they hung quilts on the perimeter on the room and had more to show after lunch time. This slide show has the whole Tifton Treatment!
Of course you can find the pattern for Smith Mountain Morning in my book Scraps & Shirttails II. Signed copies are available in the Quiltville Store!
Other things I’ve learned about Georgia this week:
Never leave Bark Thins in the car!
They will become Bark Melts, which when cooled in the hotel fridge becomes BARK BRICK. Still tastes good, kind of hard to eat. LOL! Just give up on traveling with chocolate all together. This also goes for citrus fruit like halos, which will cook in their own little halo skins if left in the car for any length of time – and this only happened on the drive from Newnan to Tifton during antique mall stops. In general, it’s better to have ZERO food in the car when temps are this high. Just drive through dairy queen instead
Things that go bump in the night….or things that come knocking.
I’ve rarely had any bad experiences when traveling because I stay in hotels with secure front lobbies and no exterior doors to the outside of the building…as in room doors that open to the parking lot at the biker bar. I was So sound asleep last night that when someone came knocking at my door at 1:30am I thought it was morning! I looked at the clock, couldn’t figure out what was going on, but knew enough not to answer the door. I laid there under the covers waiting…thinking perhaps that someone was knocking next door and I was just hearing it.
Nope. It was my door. And the knocking was still happening. Thinking that someone probably had wrong floor, wrong room I dialed the front desk to let them know that I was being disturbed and could they please check into it. They said they would. The knocking stopped, but I never found out who was doing it. I know enough to NEVER open the hotel room door to anyone. It made going to sleep a little bit difficult. But eventually I did.
I’m on my way to Tennessee today..it’s going to be a long driving day, and my goal is to get past Atlanta before 3pm when the traffic gets snarly. I should reach Smyrna, TN by dinner time or a bit later. Today is just a day to GET THERE, and I’m not rushing it.
In fact I have a ticket to the Margaret Mitchell house in Atlanta, as part of the Swan House tour package that I did last week and I thought that might be a fun thing to see. I have loved Gone with the Wind since I was 14. I read that book cover to cover in 8th grade, carrying it everywhere. I think I’ll pay some respect to Miss Margaret Mitchell and thank her spirit for captivating the mind of a 14 year old me and influencing my deep love of reading.
Sadie in a sun shirt!
Sadie loves to sunbathe in the summer, so The Hubster put an old tshirt on her to cover her incision site, knotting it around her hips so she could still move. She has left her stitches and staples alone, and seems to be doing pretty well. A longer walk happened this morning and all systems are go as they say! Good girl, Sadie. I am to receive photos and updates at least a couple times a day so I can stay in the loop of things!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Vintage Square in a square quilt found in Kentucky.
Sometimes a complete 24 hour media free unplugging is needed. No social media for 24 hours. Could you do it? I didn't think I could, but I did. Things look a lot more in perspective this morning.
I want to take a minute and thank those who sent words of support yesterday. They were greatly appreciated. I had a fine day. I was not in the midst of a pity-party. I was, however in the midst of refusing to accept anyone else's bad behavior, entitlements or whining and complaining. There is a difference. I have a very long fuse, but when I have run out of patience for the unkindness and disrespect coming from others, I do reserve the right to stand up for myself and say ENOUGH. That was what happened yesterday. From all angles I had just had enough.
Today is a new day and we start again.
I’m off to Tennessee….catch you from there!