Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Galavanting, again.

Where does the time go?  I cannot believe that today is November 12 already.  Thanksgiving will be here shortly and then Christmas just four short weeks following.   Mama always said that time passed faster as you got older and I surely believe it, now. 

Oh, I had the best time recently at two quilting retreats, back to back.  Yes, ten days in a row of quilty fun.  First up was a trip to Blairsville, Georgia where we took in a lovely quilt show. 

I love this purple and white Hawaiian style quilt.  One of these days I'm going to be brave enough to tackle something like that, maybe a bit smaller though! 

In addition to the quilt show, we just had to do a few touristy things.  One of the girls had never been to that area so we just had to show here around.   We went over to the flea market in Murphy, NC looking for occasional tables for the cabin.  Have you ever seen anything so gorgeous in your life as this table?
And, lucky me, it was placed right beside my bed. 

And, we got lucky in that the quilt show was being held at the same time as the foliage was putting on a real show.  Here's the view from the porch outside my bedroom. 
And we just had to spend some time downstairs on the swing where we had this view. 
As we were doing our running around, we saw a flock of gorgeous turkeys. 
And there was a herd of deer.   You can see only a few here, but I think we counted about fifteen of them.  
Every turn in the road provided a breathtaking view. 

On one of our days, we decided that a picnic was in order and we found a lovely park for just that purpose. 
Now, I was on that trip with quilty friends and we did, indeed get some sewing done.  After we'd come home for the day, somebody would handle cooking supper and we'd commence sewing, which continued until the wee hours of the morning. 

There might have been a little laughter mixed in there somewhere, too.   Oh, what a good time we had.    

After parting ways with those girls, I headed on over near Birmingham to meet up with my other quilting retreat buddies.  I must admit that I don't have a single picture from there, but we most certainly did have a good time.  As I've said before, some of the girls come from all over for our retreat.   So, I spent another five days there, sewing and talking and laughing.    I was truly and well tuckered out when I finally got home. 

Y'all take care. 


  1. That is a BEAUTIFUL table! I love it! I also love those quilts. I have several from my grandmothers. Treasures, for sure.

  2. I am working on a small Hawaiian quilt right now! I didn't have time to shop (with my husband on my trip to Maui) and so I just grabbed a kit that was put together at the shop. It is 4 sea turtles swimming....a good reminder of our trip there. It kills me to work in solids though--that's the hardest part of Hawaiian quilts.

    That sure is a pretty area where you stayed!

  3. That sounds like a wonderful time for all of you! And those scenery shot are simply gorgeous!!

  4. "Gallivanting with girlfriends" is a very special thing to be able to do. You're a lucky girl :}

  5. I've only tried to make a quilt one time in my life. My MIL finished it for me! I think it's wonderful that you got to go galavanting with your quilty friends. I'd love to stay where you stayed...With those views and the wildlife Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

    Cindy Bee