Saturday, June 30, 2007

Cousins...

Just thought you guys would enjoy this picture of me and my cousin, Grant. Hmmmm.. wonder where we get our big hair? Yep, that's really his hair. Mine has been "tamed" by a whole lot of product. The humidity in Tennessee was just incredible and our hair shows the percentage of about 100!

Grant is a great guy and he helped me to tie dye a whole cloth quilt- do any of you remember the last one I quilted for him back in September? Well, we're making another one- one for each of us, actually. I can't wait to get them quilted up so I can show you! His is classic tie-dyed with tons of colors and mine is yellow, fuschia and chinese red. Both very cool.

I had a great time at my family reunion in Tennessee. No, we are not from Tennessee. Every 2 years we meet at a different place. This year, it just happened to be Tennessee. There were about 55 of us that spent the week, together. Mostly we just hung out, together. We tie-dyed, and some kids made flip-flops from duct-tape. We climbed mountains, and tubed rivers. And scrap-booked. And sang- a whole lot of singing. And we had a hilarious talent show. My personal favorite. We have some great singers and musicians and clowns and even a shakespearean actress. Good stuff. We cooked way too much and ate even more. All that hill-climbing helped me feel a little less guilty. Did I mention that every cabin had it's own hot tub? Helped with the sore muscles. Some folks went sight-seeing and shopping, but I mostly stayed at the resort- which we filled with just family, so that was really kewl. And I didn't sew a lick. Amazing, I know.

I am almost unpacked. The boys need to do their laundry and then we'll be ready to settle in and get some things done. I have a wedding cake to make by the end of the month. I need to get all the details of that hammered out. And a few small photo quilts that need to be quilted- nothing major. And did I mention we did NOT put a garden in this spring? Wonders never cease. But it was all Providential as my freezer blinked out, and the drought has really undone most folks gardening plans around here. I am sure I will find something to do with all my free time...

It's great to be back!

7 comments:

Peni said...

Didn't we have a great time!!! Can't wait to see your tye-dyes quilted! XOXO

Karen said...

I see a family resemblance in the faces, in addition to the curls. Sounds like a really nice family reunion.

atet said...

What a fantastic tradition! Glad you had a great time, and can't wait to see those quilts!

Darcie said...

Oooh! The tie-dyer! How fun for you two to work up something together...can't wait to see!

Glad you had a marvelous time...although...you were missed here!

Julia said...

What a wonderful reunion you had!! Family is the best. I have naturally curly hair too, so I know just what you mean about the hair products. Can't wait to see the tie-dye quilts. hmmmmmm, I have a whole bunch of fabric dye left over from the 80's, if it is still good, maybe I will put it to use. *S*

Helen said...

Love the hair, especially Grant's. My son has hair like his. Alas mine is dead straight.

Isobel said...

So few people, sooooooooooo much hair. Loive it!