If Georgia is known for it’s Georgia Peaches, they would be cooking on the pavement if given the chance.
The car thermometer reached a scorching 98 degrees on my drive from Wallburg, NC to Atlanta GA yesterday.
Yes, yes, yes…I know it is hotter in Vegas. It’s hotter in Phoenix. I’ve got family and friends there…but Honey Child, this is the SOUTH.
This kind of heat leaves me feeling like I'm walking into the world’s largest dishwasher set on STEAM DRY.
Give it up, it’s bound to be a bad hair day with this humidity, just go with it….and GLISTEN!
I didn’t get out of the house as early has I had planned. Several orders had come in over night and I wanted to drop them off at the post office on the way out of town.
One thing lead to another and before I knew it I was 90 minutes behind schedule.
Do you have to go, Mama??
Yes, sweet girl, I do! But I’ll be seeing you at the cabin for 4th of July! Moby and I are on our first BIG road trip!
I wavered back and forth, and back and forth..trying to decide which stops to make on my way…
But once you’ve driven a couple of hours, you are going to have to have a rest stop SOMEWHERE:
It may as well be Mary Jos in Gastonia!
Hello Fabric Paradise!
The kicker is – you have to make it all the way through this department to get to the rest rooms in the back…..oh pity! I must pet the fabric on my way to the back of the store!
Hello, my pretties!
And you have to walk straight past everything on the way back UP to the exit as well!
Would you believe me if I said this rest stop only took me 15 minutes? I stopped right at the Fat Quarter bin for this:
8 fat quarters. $20.00.
I am CHEAP and FAST! Hahaha!
Other than gas and a bit of lunch, these were the only stops I made because time was ticking….My goal was to get to my hotel before the Atlanta rush hour started. I’d been caught in it a number of times, and let me tell you, it is NOT fun.
I approached the outskirts of the city around 4pm. Traffic began to cluster and slow. Sometimes it came to a complete stop. And so what if your exit is 2 miles up the road…..the lane is already clogged with people crawling to get off at that exit, and you better get in the lane when you can far ahead of time because NO ONE will let you in otherwise.
All in all, it was 40 minutes of touch and go, crawling along and white-knuckling all the way but I made it.
My dinner fortune!
I was so excited, that I tore the paper on the way out of the cookie…..I hope that doesn’t negate the fact that I will so be gaining something I have always wanted. Though I can’t think of what that might be, because I am pretty danged content with how things are right now.
Setting up to sew for the night.
Cheddar Baby stitching away!
These blocks will need to be trimmed up at the cabin as I don’t have a square ruler big enough with me. I do however have the BIN of sand colored strings since I could pack all the stuff I need in the van for this 10 days on the road.
Live in the NOW! Do you see it?
I am living in the now. And now it is 8am, and I’m being picked up in about 45 minutes to head out for a Blue Ridge Beauty workshop with the East Cobb Quilters, followed by a presentation to their night guild this evening.
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Get out there, and blossom! Vintage 1940s Flower Basket quilt top found along my journeys.
Have a great Thursday, everyone!