A travelogue and quilt show
The drive over the mountain on Thursday involved stops at the sewing machine spa in Harriman followed by lunch and a gas fill-up in Sevierville. Because of the warm dry weather we have been experiencing, there was very little evidence of fall.
Temps were still near 80 when we arrived at our destination high above Maggie Valley. The views from SIL's cabin are always spectacular, regardless of the season.
In a couple of weeks those far hills should be a riot of color. Cooler air and clear skies greeted us Friday morning as we headed out to the local quilt show.
It was sew nice of High Country Quilters to schedule their show to coincide with our visit! My favorite quilt was this African animal panel One-Block Wonder. The maker cleverly appliqued animals in a couple of the cubes as well as around the edge.
|African OBW by Patti Webb|
|Stained Glass by Susan and John Ballentine|
Two more quilts that caught my eye:
|Cranberry Chutney by Jeneen Conway|
|Quilt Show and Tell by Cyndi Hildreth|
Saturday found us on the golf course where the only evidence of color was in the pin flags and dogwoods.
I had to stop after 5 holes as I was getting tired and my old shoes were making blisters on my little toes. Also, my grips are deteriorating to the point my clubs slip in my hands. So a stop at Edwin Watts Golf is scheduled on our trip home today.
It's been a pretty sedentary vacation overall, but sometimes we all need that respite from household demands. I have been stitching binding on a Christmas quilt ...
... and admiring the wall hanging I made for the cabin when it was new.
SIL and her co-owner friends consider this the "Summer" hanging as it has golfers in one of the lower fabrics. While they enjoyed "Winter" early this year ...
... they have not yet hung the "Fall" one I gave them for Christmas.
Needless to say, "Spring" has been requested.
Once the laundry is done and the dishes back on the shelf we will be headed home. This morning it was 52 in the valley and 37 back home in the Glade. I think Fall has finally fell.