Sunday, July 20, 2014

Such a great Vaca!

So much has happened since I last posted and I will not have you reading a novel so I will try and keep this post to a minimum.

Got together with most of Lar's family for their birthdays. 
One sister and two brothers couldn't make it.


(Sorry Karen and George, I missed getting you in the pics.)

This is what greeted us:

 Unfortunately the picture did not turn out so good. It is carvings of bears and eagles carved on the whole tree.  

I wish I could have used this to get away from the awful service and food. It was terrible.


 This however was wonderful!

Made a bag for the 4th; literally, finished it on the 3rd then I found the one I made a few years back.

I did a repair. In my mind I thought why?? The man came in telling me he made it, I said I didn’t have the glass to match, he said ‘Oh no, just put it back together (both top wings have a crack through them), I thought ‘ever hear of super glue?!?'
It was a freebie repair, the man had given me his supplies years ago so I guess I shouldn't complain….

Went down south to see my grandbabies!!!! Lar had a day job in N.C. so he took a few extra days off and we vaca-ed in TN. 

Spent the day with my friend Dale.  Dale Cougar Armstrong 
She is one of the top international wire wrappers:

When I left TN 14 years ago there were no quilt shops in the area and I bought a lot of my fabric at Wal-Mart or Handcocks Fabric Store (not to be confused with Hancock’s of Paducah) in Chattanooga so imagine my surprise when I saw this driving through a little town named Charleston!


I went to

in Chattanooga! 

Met Maddie the ‘Bada_ _ Quilter’! She told me there are now 5 quilt shops in Chattanooga.

Some of Maddie's work:


This is my daughter-in-law and granddaughter enjoying themselves 
while I really enjoyed myself at Spool:

I am always so in awe of God’s beauty. The mountains in N.C. are breath taking:

Even more I am so thankful He holds me in His loving arms. Lar went to put air in the tire and he noticed this (about 8 o'clock):

We had already driven over 1000 miles!

Almost got to see the Biltmore Mansion. Tickets are $59.00 a piece with a $9.00 internet discount

….needless to say we didn’t take the tour.

Finished another Christmas gift! 

Have no idea what happened to make the toes different. All else looks the same. Thank goodness the style is to wear two completely different socks!

Do you get irritated when you have a long strip of fabric (maybe a strip for your binding) and it keeps falling off your board when you have to press it?  Try this. 
Knot a piece of elastic (or two, I was too lazy to get the second one out of my bin so I used a rubber band which can also be used instead of the elastic). Put on the end of your board (or make more and put on both ends) and put the fabric under the elastic. They act like extra hands and your stress level will disappear when pressing the strip of fabric!

 Have a great week!
D.G. L


Jacquelynne Steves said...

I didn't know there were so many quilt shops in Chattanooga! Maybe it's time for a road trip!

Terry said...

You have been busy! I love TN and NC, so beautiful. Hoe you got to check out al the shops, or atleast one or two.

Zenia Rene said...

awesome tip w/the Elastic...I'm totally going to try it!