Sunday, July 02, 2006

Had a great time...

I've been trying to post for a couple days, but Blogger hasn't been very cooperative. Finally figured out how to get next door by going around the block. A bit tiresome, but it gets you there.

I had a wonderful trip to Tennessee. Bekah said, after 5 hours in the car, that she was gonna ask Sarah why she put Tennessee so far away. But it was a pleasant drive with very little road construction. It was so good to see Sarah. I'm afraid that is going to be the best picture that you'll see of us- all the others in the collection have caught us hard "at work." Complete with crazy hair and scruffy T-shirts. We exchanged quilts upon arrival. Can't wait to show you.

We went to Franklin, TN, on Tuesday. My cousin, Beth, gave us the guided tour. We saw Kenny Chesney's house, Dolly Parton's house and Trisha Yearwood's house. Other than that, we went to an incredible quiltshop, a sweet quiltshop- tiny but I rather enjoyed it more than the bigger one, had a yummy lunch at a cool place called "Dumplin's" and all, in all, had a great visit with Beth. Tuesday evening, we pieced one quilt, each. Gives you some idea of the size of pieces! Sarah's dad says,"Those are the biggest blocks I have ever seen!"

Wednesday we dyed fabric- 15 yards. I have to say that this was incredibly fun, and I can see how it could be very addictive- considering getting my own dyes and doing some fun things with it. Sarah said I was like a mad chemist- and if she only knew how I restrained myself... But that's for another paycheck... Then Sarah treated me to lunch at Sonic's. Like an old drive-in. We came home and started piecing some more on our soldier quilts. She is giving hers to a guy who worships with her Mom and Dad. Beth knows a soldier there in Nashville that I'll be sending mine to.

Finished the soldier star quilts, Thursday, and took the kids out to Chinese for lunch. We had a bonfire for the kids, that evening. (Amazing how "Bonfire" and "Barn fire!" sound so similar to those 911 dispatchers- but that's another story...) The kids had already been treated to a hay ride. Packed up and hit the road, early Friday morning.

Well, that's the very abbreviated story of my happy week in Tennessee. I'll elaborate on everything as I post some pictures of our presents and projects. Hoping everyone else had a great week, too.

10 comments:

Ann said...

Oh, from reading yours and Sarah's blogs, I am envious of the fun you 2 shared! I just ordered a "starter kit" from Dharma so I plan to try and dye some of my own fabric next week. Looking forward to that. Can't wait to see the pictures you post from last week.

quiltpixie said...

You both sound like you had a great time. I'm green with envy, now just which shade is the question and whether Dharma has it in stock...

Darcie said...

Ooh such fun! I can't wait to see the many pictures and hear about the many tales, Nines!

What a terrific pic of you and Sarah. It's nice that the two of you could stand still long enough for us to see you together! Someone was fast on the trigger of the camera!

The pic of the kiddos on Sarah's blog is so sweet as well. Lucky kids to be able to go along with the Moms and have an equally swell time!

Dyeing with a friend! How fun! You'll have a great time experimenting, let me tell you! And what an addiction it is. You're fabric cupboards will never be the same!

Missed you...glad you're back home safe and sound!

one tired mama said...

We enjoyed having you and the girls in Tennessee. You need to come more often, and maybe bring some of those boys sometime. Isaac LOVED your reading of Max and the Dragon - he said on the way home, "I didn't know Ms. Nina could be so much fun!" Come back soon.

ForestJane said...

Wow, can't wait to see pictures!

I like Sonic too, they do a great chicken/lettuce with lite ranch dressing, wrapped in a burrito. :)

Peni said...

Beautiful FRIENDS-ship!

Tonya R said...

What an absolute blast. Hope you show us the fabric you all dyed.

Lucy said...

I am happy that you haev had both a very good time !!! I am going to sarah's blog to hear her story ;-)
Can't wait to see the picture from the "biggest block" quilt

cher said...

what a perfect time you all had together....looking forward to those pictures!

Harriett said...

Oh I am so jealous. I grew up in Franklin and lived there until 6 years ago. Miss it terribly. You were one block from my childhood home. I love the quilt shop there on Main Street. And Dumplin's! I miss it too.
We are out here in Oklahoma now because of my husband's job. Miss Middle TN so very much every day.
Glad you both had a wonderful time together.